Jim Paschke wrote: I'm always appreciative of the standard he set. It's certainly a high bar to shoot for.
Or to get over. I guess some people turn a phrase while others can only mix a metaphor.
What Eddie D. gave us, in addition to the memorable phrases, was a sense of the beauty and excitement of the game. He was always upbeat and enthusiastic. The contrast between the way he called a game and the psycho downbeat "c'mon guys, make your throws" of Jonny Mac, or the grim Dick Cheney-like slow boil of Paschke, or the whiny incredulity at a blown lead of Ted Davis, is stark. He was a cheerleader, true, but he didn't do it in a cloying or Pollyanna-ish way, and he knew and loved the game.
Another contrast: what he gave to the MACC Fund he gave with the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. Something about that in the Bible, I think.
[The new President] hinted how delightful everything was going to be...[comparing his plan to] a fireman rescuing a pretty girl from a "conflagration"...whether she liked it or not, and no matter how appealingly she might kick her pretty ankles.