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Howie for 50

6 comments to Howie for 50

  • eric1973

    Thanks for this, Greg.

    A lot of us wish we heard more of Howie. He is just as good, or better, than the TV guys, and that’s really a tribute to him.

    Oh, and congrats to Pete Alonso, a true freshman rookie, and soon to be ROY.

    Time he had another day off, Mickey?

  • I heard Gary’s call quite a few times already. This is the first time I was able to hear Howie’s. Thank you sir! LGM!

  • mikeL

    with gusto and gravitas…great call howie!

    makes me all the more frustrated that albany NEW YORK carries yanks snd sox on the radio but NO METS.

  • Jacobs27

    Truly awesome. Great to hear, thanks Greg.

  • 9th string catcher

    Think he’ll make the team next year?

    Gary and Howie together was truly the golden age. It doesn’t, and will never get any better.

  • Michael in CT

    Great call by Howie. Gary’s was also heartfelt and awe-struck. Met fans have never seen anything like the Polar Bear, and no matter how this season turns out, he has made it a special one all by himself. There is something uniquely thrilling about a home run – there’s nothing like it really in sports – and Alonso’s homer heroics, his raw power, have been exhilarating.