This terrific piece on Verne Lundquist is worth a look, if only to watch the clip entitled “The art of Verne Lundquist’s laugh”.
And before some of you dump on Uncle Verne for losing a step, the man knows the end draws near as well as you do.
“I can tell the memory is not as good as it once was,” Lundquist said. “I don’t want to limp out. I don’t want the last words to be, ‘Well, shoot, he should have quit last year.’
“Craig [Silver] and I talk every week. We discuss the quality of the broadcasts. He will let me know. Sean will let me know. I’ll know before anybody.”
So chill. Just like so many other broadcasters who were icons to my generation, Lundquist will be missed by me when he’s gone.