Friday, May 2, 2008

Good news! Murcer to return to the booth

Some days, when you are in need of a mental pick-me-up, you don't get squat. Days like today, on the other hand, we get this:

Bobby Murcer is feeling better and ready to begin broadcasting New York Yankees games again. The longtime announcer and former All-Star outfielder was at Yankee Stadium on Thursday and plans to resume his full broadcasting schedule starting Friday night when New York hosts the Seattle Mariners.

Murcer, who turns 62 this month, said it's taken him a while to recover from the brain biopsy he had in early March. He had surgery in December 2006, four days after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, but returned to the broadcast booth last season.
I couldn't be happier. He got a voice and a way about him that's almost like the Harwells and Gowdys of the game. There is an elegance to Murcer that only few others seem to have and it's wonderful to get this grand ambassador back behind the mic.

Welcome back, Bobby.

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