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The Heinz Files III: Speaking of Sports

From Gayl Heinz comes a letter that Howard Cosell once sent to her father, Bill (better known as W.C. Heinz). It concerns a Mets game back in 1962.

The handwritten P.S. from Cosell reads: “The gist of the mail and calls was…at last we understand Stengelese.”


1 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 29, 2011 9:14 am

I remember listening to Howard on the radio when I was a kid. WABC, every weekday, when he did "Speaking of Sports."

2 Matt Blankman   ~  Nov 29, 2011 10:40 am

Alex, did you read that David Remnick piece in the New Yorker about Cosell this week?

3 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 29, 2011 10:42 am

2) Yeah, I did. I wasn't impressed. It was far from terrible and he was even-handed in his take on Cosell but overall, the piece seemed thin. I don't have it in front of me so I'm sorry I can't be more specific. But I was left feeling, "eh."

4 Matt Blankman   ~  Nov 29, 2011 9:59 pm

[3] It was a brief piece, but it made me want to read more about Cosell again.

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