It’s been a tragic opening week for Major League Baseball so far. First the Los Angeles Angels lost promising young pitcher Nick Adenhart in an auto accident after a drunk driver struck a car he was in after making a start on Thursday morning. And now comes the news out of Washington D.C. that long time Phillies play-by-play man Harry Kalas has died at the age of 73.
Kalas was in Washington with the Phillies for the Nationals home opener when he was found passed out in the broadcast booth and taken to the hospital. Details are still emerging on what happened, but all we know for certain at this point is that Kalas has passed away.