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Taking a Toll in the Booth
Rick Reilly
July 10, 2000
When I was eight, I'd spend warm, sunny Saturdays in the basement with the voices. I was Curt Gowdy's voice. I was Jack Buck's voice. I was constantly thanking Bob Gibson for stopping by the booth. My audience was our clunky reel-to-reel and our dog, Pugs, but only because I closed the door behind him. Sometime in the next 34 years my play-by-play career died—until Tuesday night of last week.
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July 10, 2000

Taking A Toll In The Booth

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When my three innings were up, I felt I had performed fairly well under the circumstances. Though, as I left, I noticed nobody thanking me for stopping by the booth.

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