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    Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    Garagiola is set to announce his retirement, completely, from broadcasting later today. He's been mostly retired for quite a few years. He's been doing a few games a year for the D'Backs in recent years. He's a legend in baseball broadcasting. He is most known for doing NBC's Game of the Week for many years. That's what I will remember him most. Good luck to him and hope his health is still good for mant more years.


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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    This is fantastic news. Not that he is retiring, but that he is alive. I had no idea.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    My earliest memories of watching baseball on TV are of Joe and Tony Kubek on the game of the week and Curt Gowdy doing the World Series.
    Let's play two!!!

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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

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    Let's play two!!!

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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosley68 View Post
    My earliest memories of watching baseball on TV are of Joe and Tony Kubek on the game of the week and Curt Gowdy doing the World Series.
    I'd call you an old man... if I did not have the same early memories! I always though Joe seemed like a real nice guy and never minded hearing him call a game (unlike my feelings towards Kubek).

    I can remember being a kid and my dad giving me a book that Joe Garagiola wrote (I doubt he wrote it, but probably told the stories to a real writer) called "Baseball is a Funny Game". Enjoyable read for a kid that loved baseball.
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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    I was a Joe Garagiola fan. Unlike some former players turned announcer, he had a self-deprecating approach and a sense of humor to analyzing a game.

    My mom loved him on The Today Show.
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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    Joe and Scully always did an excellent job at presenting a telecast. I wish him the best !

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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    Here's the article and video of Garagiola's retirement.

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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    This is fantastic news. Not that he is retiring, but that he is alive. I had no idea.
    Ha ha ha. That's what I was thinking. In other news today today, Cheryl Tiegs is retiring from swimsuit modeling.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosley68 View Post
    My earliest memories of watching baseball on TV are of Joe and Tony Kubek on the game of the week and Curt Gowdy doing the World Series.
    TWIB then Tony and Joe. Every Saturday, unless I had a game. Fondest memories of MLB, aside from the Reds.
    And watching those AL games was like watching Soccer Made in Germany to me.
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    Re: Joe Garagiola to Announce Retirement from Broadcasting

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    TWIB then Tony and Joe. Every Saturday, unless I had a game. Fondest memories of MLB, aside from the Reds.
    And watching those AL games was like watching Soccer Made in Germany to me.
    For me, I liked watching games played in Baltimore and Detroit. I don't know why- I was 11 or 12, but I enjoyed watching those.
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