Monday, April 13, 2009
The Daily News and Sports Center have just reported that Phillies' Broadcaster Harry Kalas passed out in the booth at Nationals Stadium, while preparing for tonight's Phils-Nats game, and has been taken to the hospital. Phillies' representatives are calling the situation "serious", but that's the only word that we've heard. Via the Daily News....
Legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas has been taken by ambulance to a Washington area hospital after he was found passed out in the press box at Nationals Park.Man, that is not the news that you want to hear on a Monday afternoon. I'm a huge Kalas fan, and certainly hoping for the best. I'll keep you updated throughout the day, but if you're religious in any way, take the time to say a prayer for the legendary Phils announcer.
Team president David Montgomery said Kalas, 73, was found at about 12:30 p.m. by Rob Brooks, the Phillies' director of broadcasting. Emergency medical personnel were called and took Kalas to George Washington University Hospital.
Team president David Montgomery characterized the situation as "serious," but did not have any further information.
The Phillies' announcers were brought to the team's clubhouse at about 1 p.m., and they and the players were told about Kalas.
Kalas passes out, taken to hospital (Daily News)