LADY AT THE BAT: Bob Sheppard's Voice To Live On At The Stadium

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bob Sheppard's Voice To Live On At The Stadium

For as long as Derek Jeter has a career in pinstripes, the late Bob Sheppard's voice will be heard in Yankee Stadium. The recording that Sheppard made announcing Jeter's plate appearances is played each time the captain has an at-bat and it will continue to be played until Jeter's days as a Yankee are over.

Long before Sheppard passed away I had wondered if Jeter would continue to use the recording. Actually, I was hoping he would not use it after Sheppard's death.  I thought it was fine as long as Bob Sheppard was still living but, now? I think it's kind of creepy.

The man is dead. He's been referred to as the Voice Of God. His voice will be echoing through a cavernous arena. Echoing. I cannot believe I am the only one who gets the creeps from this. Or, has no one else thought about it?

What do you think? Is it creepy to you, too?

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