It's been two years since Harry Kalas, the Hall of Fame voice of the Phillies, passed away. Hard to believe, Harry.
It feels like so much longer, probably because he is missed so much and his absence is felt with every Phillies broadcast that goes on without him.
I caught up with Ryan Howard today and asked him about a man he considered a good friend.
"It was like any other day," Howard recalled. "I remember I had just seen him just before he was heading up to the booth. At that time, everything was cool, it was normal. And then we get the news that he had a heart attack, that he passed. It was hard to believe. I was just talking to him. It was definitely hard.
"Growing up in St. Louis, our Harry Kalas was Jack Buck. So growing up listening to Jack Buck and the Cardinals, I can definitely understand what was going on in Philadelphia, how people grew up listening to him, it's the only voice you know and then he's not there."