The commissioner is in the house

August 19th, 2006 → 2:31 pm @ // 2 Comments

Today marks Peter Gammons’ first trip to Fenway Park since suffering a brain aneurysm in June.

Of everyone I came in contact with last year — players, coaches, reporters, members of the front office — Peter Gammons was the most generous, the nicest, and the most fun. Watching games with him from his seats behind home plate was a highlight of the year, and will be a highlight of my baseball-watching life. Decades after he revolutionized baseball beat reporting with his Notes columns for The Boston Globe, Gammons remains a huge fan of the game, the type of guy who spent the weekend he was inducted into the Hall of Fame working the phones so he could come up with his typical must-read piece for ESPN.com.

Let’s hope today is a joyous return to the park for Peter. (Because remember: he did pick Josh Beckett to win this year’s AL Cy Young award.)


Post Categories: Sports Reporters

2 Comments → “The commissioner is in the house”


  1. Sully

    11 years ago

    We need Gammons back ASAP! After all, how is Theo supposed to make any trades without him over-hyping our prospects?

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  2. Bill Pratt

    11 years ago

    As a baseball loving American citizen, I revere Peter Gammons as a symbol of all the things that are right and good about baseball.

    The thought of seeing him back on his feet the other night somehow puts into perspective that another possible “Boston Massacre” is not as important as your friend’s and family’s health and what is right and good in your own world.

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