Saluting announcer Dave Niehaus
The Mariners could have replaced Dave Niehaus with Vin Scully, and local fans would have complained, "What the hell are that bum's qualifications?" and run him out of town.
That's because replacing a legendary broadcaster such as Niehaus is simply a no-win situation, no matter how good the replacement. As Ken Levine put it, "To just bring in somebody new, I think that guy would be walking into a propeller."
Just ask Rick Rizzs, who was Niehaus' broadcast partner ...
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