Niehaus makes Frick Award finals

Jeff · December 6, 2005 at 5:33 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Dave’s one of 10 finalists, one of three voted in by Internet balloting, and one of only two active broadcasters on the list.

Good luck to him, and good for all y’all that voted.


10 Responses to “Niehaus makes Frick Award finals”

  1. msb on December 6th, 2005 5:39 pm

    I worry that are Coleman, Cheek & King leap ahead of him for sentimental reasons

  2. Jonathan on December 6th, 2005 5:40 pm

    Hm. I wonder if being one of the few living candidates (and, as Jeff observes, one of only two active broadcasters) will work against him. Well, here’s hoping for Grand Salami Time!

  3. Deep 6 on December 6th, 2005 5:50 pm

    He’ll make it in eventually…If not this year. It’s mostly fellow broadcasters that select the entrant. No problem!

  4. ray on December 6th, 2005 6:10 pm

    Good luck to him.

  5. Jim Thomsen on December 6th, 2005 6:12 pm

    This needs to happen now. Not only because Niehaus richly deserves the honor … but, quite frankly, I worry that he won’t be alive a whole lot longer.

  6. JMB on December 6th, 2005 8:00 pm

    He’s (over)due!

  7. Shrike on December 6th, 2005 9:47 pm

    Thanks but there are plenty of non-sentimental reasons to support Cheek (which I do); which isn’t to say that Niehaus isn’t a deserving candidate at all.

    Frankly, it’s a shame that some deserving candidates simply don’t live long enough to receive the award. Posthumous awards are bittersweet.

  8. mln on December 6th, 2005 9:50 pm

    Why isn’t Rick Rizzs up for this award? There is no justice in this world.

  9. Jon Wells on December 6th, 2005 11:00 pm

    Niehaus is overdue for this award — I fully expected him to get it in each of the last two seasons, but was disappointed both years when he lost out to Lon Simmons in ’04 and Jerry Coleman in ’05, both guys who were older than Niehaus (but both still alive). Both benefitted from working in larger markets than Niehaus and both broadcast for 40+ years. Niehaus did Angels games for seven seasons and has now done the M’s for 28 years.

    I am concerned that sentiment will prevail this year and longtime A’s announcer Bill King (who passed away after the ’05 season) will get it instead of Niehaus, who I believe to be more deserving. I think that Niehaus gets the short shrift in part because of being in the Northwest and in part because the Mariners haven’t had the same kind of history as some of the larger market teams.

  10. PositivePaul on December 7th, 2005 12:05 am

    I also hope Niehaus gets it ’cause he’s slippin quite a bit. I’d hate to have his record tarnished…