Quote of the day Posted on June 24, 2015July 27, 2022 by Precious Sanders I watch a lot of baseball on radio. ~Gerald Ford Gerald Ford’s presidential portrait, 1974 (public domain) Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditSkypeMoreLinkedInWhatsAppTumblrEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Me too. Sometimes, with a good announcer, that’s the best way to watch a game.
A good radio personality sometimes does bring things to life more vividly than a visual picture. There were times growing up when, knowing my parents wouldn’t let me stay up to watch the on TV, I would listen to Royals games on radio in my room, wearing headphones. Good memories.
You bet. I fell asleep many times with the transistor radio under the pillow, I’d use that earphone and listen to the Cubs games when they played in SF or LA. It was a great way to fall asleep. I used up many batteries.
Ford may have, but I have it on good authority that Chevy Chase did not.
I’ve had those days (the days where you say something utterly stupid) too. I sympathize, Gerry.
It happens to the best of us, sometimes…
After reading the other replies, I’m not sure anymore if Ford said this in tribute to broadcasters who paint pictures with words or if he just made a mistake?
I think it was a mistake, but perhaps it was a truly genuine mistake for the same reasons we mentioned? He honestly mixed up his wording due to the power of broadcasting and visualization.