As if the Red Sox-Yankees game tonight wasn't big enough, ESPN will have a guest in the broadcast booth, none other than Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Curt Gowdy. For those of you who are not old enough to remember Gowdy, check out Mark Simon's great overview of his career and make sure to watch the game on ESPN. YES and NESN be damned.
You'll not find a classier or warmer play-by-play man no matter how hard you try:
"I never really thought about the influence I had," Gowdy said. "I don't know whether I had any influence. I just tried to do the games to the best of my ability."