Thursday, March 23, 2006

John Rooney Has Monopoly on Excellence

If baseball radio were a Monopoly board, play-by-play/color man John Rooney's move from Chicago to St. Louis would turn the Cardinals broadcast booth into Boardwalk and Park Place, and relegate the White Sox to Baltic Avenue. Rooney, with his tireless preparation, expansive knowledge, devotion to detail, meticulous observations and demonstrable enthusiasm, stands head and shoulders among most colleagues, many of whom in comparison appear to be asleep at the wheel.