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Seattle's soothing baseball voice headed to Cooperstown

A beloved broadcaster is like a member of your family, and Jim's favorite is headed to Cooperstown. Off Base

Updated: February 22, 2008, 9:43 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

I'm delighted that Dave Niehaus was named this year's recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, because this is as close as I'll come to having a close relative enter the Hall of Fame. Like everyone in the Northwest, I consider Niehaus a member of the family. He's been in my parents' home so many nights, he should pay rent, and he rides with me in my car so often, I should be able to use the carpool lane.

"In this business, if you're lucky to do a job long enough and be in one place long ...

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