Originally posted on Around Citi  |  Last updated 6/14/13
To try to quantify how important the New York Mets are to legendary broadcaster Howie Rose would be a difficult task to accomplish without a firsthand account. Put It In The Book: A Half Century of Mets Mania by Howie Rose with Phil Pepe serves as the platform in which Rose is finally able to address not only his experiences and rise as a broadcaster, but his fandom of the New York Mets as well. Put It In The Book’s forward by Marv Albert serves as the foundation for Rose’s character through the eyes of his broadcast idol. Albert recounts the energetic and youthful Rose beginning a fan club in his honor while trying to learn the industry through the aggressive tactics that had made himself successful. Albert was impressed with how advanced Rose’s calls were for an adolescent, but the now-legendary Mets broadcaster was never a common mind. Perhaps that’s why it’s appropriate that the book begins on the highest of notes for both a broadcaster and fan. Until Friday, June 1st, 2012, the...
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