A great article about something that Fen and I were talking about over the weekend, a question that has probably been perplexing all Phillies viewers since that dreadful April 13th: What to do in place of a legend… [via The Fightins]
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To the greatest announcer in sports history: we’ll miss you…
Harry Kalas, the Phillies’ long-time, Hall-of-Fame announcer, died today after collapsing in the broadcasting booth in Washington. He was 73 and one of the most beloved figures in Philadelphia sports history. The Phils have cancelled their Tuesday trip to the White House and, as of right now, are set to play a game (somehow) 20 minutes from now.
At least he was able to make this call last October, in what will, perhaps, go down as the most famous call in Philadelphia sports history:
UPDATE (3:30PM): You can find links to download a couple of Harry’s calls in last year’s World Series as ringtones and as .mp3′s in my World Series Ringtones post.
UPDATE 2 (1:00AM): I’ve been reading Harry tributes all day and night, and not only have I solved the mystery of the Phils’ cigarette smoking before today’s game, but I’ve almost certainly just read the best tribute yet. Kudos to Bill Lyon from the Inquirer for a superb homage to our hero.
Imagine your ringtone = this
Are you having trouble convincing your friends that you didn’t actually just hop on the Phillies bandwagon immediately after the NLCS? Do you want to show that you’ve actually been a devoted Phillies fan your entire life, so much so that you have them as your ringtone? Or maybe you just had to leave for the Democratic Republic of the Congo 35 minutes before the start of Game 5 and end up having to watch them clinch by yourself in Central Africa, so now you feel that hearing Harry Kalas call the final strike of the World Series every time your phone rings is the closest thing to having been in town when the Phils actually clinched?* Regardless of the reason, if you want that Phillies World Champion ringtone then you’ve come to the right place!
Phillies World Series Champions iPhone Ringtones
NOTE: These have only been tested with the iPhone, and I am pretty sure that they will only work with an iPhone. However, I’m more than willing to put them up as .mp3′s or whatever else that will help get them onto your phone; I’m kind of a nerd, so just let me know, and I’ll see what I can do. You can also click here to learn how to turn your mp4 to mp3.
How to Get Them On Your iPhone
First, to download a file, just right-click on the link and click on “Save Link As” (or the equivalent). When they are finished downloading and you double-click/open the files, they should automatically go to the “Ringtones” section of ITunes. From there you just plug your iPhone in, drag them from the “Ringtones” section onto your phone and, voila: get ready to relive the greatest moment of your life over-and-over again every single day (depending on how cool you are)!
*Yes, that was me. And, no, I don’t want to talk about it. Ever.
UPDATE (4/13/09): In response to the activity on my blog today in response to the passing of Harry Kalas, I’ve added links to download all the ringtones as .mp3′s below each one, with the hope that everyone can now hold onto a piece of that beautiful voice forever.