The voice of the Seattle Mariners, Hall of Fame broadcaster Dave Niehaus died today at the age of 75 (article). The legendary man was the Mariners’ broadcaster since their first season. He is best known for his catch phrases “Fly, fly away,” and “My oh My!”
For many Mariners fan, no matter how bad the game was (and there were a lot), Niehaus always made the game enjoyable for his great calls, great stories, and fascinating insights. Players and managers came and went, but through good seasons and bad, Niehaus was the one constant bright spot for Mariners’ fan. Players and fans loved him. He was an amazing sportscaster, an incredible man, and he will be greatly missed.
Get out the rye bread and mustard, Grandma, it is grand salami time!
During some on-court trash talking, Celtics center Kevin Garnett allegedly called the bald Charlie Villanueva a “cancer patient” (article). Villanueva, who has alopecia universalis, a medical condition that results in hair loss, sent out a tweet last night reading, “KG called me a cancer patient, I’m pissed because, u know how many people died from cancer, and he’s tossing it like it’s a joke.”
Garnett is well known for his trash talking, but Villanueva thought this comment crossed the line, and made it public. Garnett denied the comment, and claimed he said, “You are cancerous to your team and our league.“
Despite her hair loss, Kayla Martell won the 2010 Miss Deleware beauty pageant in June (article). The 21-year-old pageant winner suffers from alopecia areata, a condition that causes hair loss and afflicts 4.7 million Americans, according to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
The bald beauty queen wore a wig during the pageant, but has said, “I think I can be a better Miss Delaware and a better Miss America by taking the wig off.” By winning the Miss Deleware pageant, Martell will be competing in the upcoming Miss America pageant. And she has a few words for all the bald girls out there: “I know in my heart that every girl is a beauty queen, whether she has hair or not!”
You can check out her blog here.