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    RIP Bill Webb

    He has been part of all of us who have watch mets games for the past 40 years.

    He past away today.


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    Oh man that sucks.

    **** cancer. **** it hard.

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    What the ****?

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    I'm sorry to hear this, my condolences to his family.

    My Wife's friend has cancer and she is in her final stages. She is going to leave behind two small children.

    I lost my father to this disease.


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    He was the best of the best. He'll be missed.
    "Ain't got the call no more. Got a lot of sinful idears but they seem kinda sensible...."

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    Broadcast teams always referred to him with respect and admiration.
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    Actually had the privilege of being directed by Bill Webb when i was doing play-by-play at Shea Stadium for the first game played there with the spanking brand new Diamond Vision Scoreboard in use, 1982.

    No, it wasn't a Met game but Fairleigh Dickinson, my alma mater, versus St, Francis. I was covering the game for the student newspaper and found myself chatting with WOR-TV producer Ralph Robbins. Ralph asked me if i wouldn't mind manning the broadcast booth for a run-through with the Diamond Vision in operation. Couldn't say yes fast enough.

    Sat in Ralph Kiner's chair, put on the headphones and did the play by play, taking directions from the late, great Bill Webb.

    Won't ever forget that.
    "Ain't got the call no more. Got a lot of sinful idears but they seem kinda sensible...."

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    RIP Bill Webb
    Quote Originally Posted by El Patito View Post
    Wow, you just won't let this go will you? I'd be more than happy to provide the numbers again if you'd like. The fact is that Marmol in his best season, put up one of the greatest performances by a reliever in the history of baseball. Better than Rivera? Youre damn right. You can't deny this.
    Marmolololololol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    Actually had the privilege of being directed by Bill Webb when i was doing play-by-play at Shea Stadium for the first game played there with the spanking brand new Diamond Vision Scoreboard in use, 1982.

    No, it wasn't a Met game but Fairleigh Dickinson, my alma mater, versus St, Francis. I was covering the game for the student newspaper and found myself chatting with WOR-TV producer Ralph Robbins. Ralph asked me if i wouldn't mind manning the broadcast booth for a run-through with the Diamond Vision in operation. Couldn't say yes fast enough.

    Sat in Ralph Kiner's chair, put on the headphones and did the play by play, taking directions from the late, great Bill Webb.

    Won't ever forget that.
    That's amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    Actually had the privilege of being directed by Bill Webb when i was doing play-by-play at Shea Stadium for the first game played there with the spanking brand new Diamond Vision Scoreboard in use, 1982.

    No, it wasn't a Met game but Fairleigh Dickinson, my alma mater, versus St, Francis. I was covering the game for the student newspaper and found myself chatting with WOR-TV producer Ralph Robbins. Ralph asked me if i wouldn't mind manning the broadcast booth for a run-through with the Diamond Vision in operation. Couldn't say yes fast enough.

    Sat in Ralph Kiner's chair, put on the headphones and did the play by play, taking directions from the late, great Bill Webb.

    Won't ever forget that.
    That's an awesome story FoC!


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