I know that we are in the middle of Holy Week, but occasionally on this blog I write about my influences growing up. I remember Joe Garagiola as the “voice” of the Major League Game of the Week. Today I found out that he died this week. He was one of the few national announcers that I liked. I had a hard time listening to the ABC crew, but NBC’s Game of the Week was always pleasant to listen to. Garagiola was 90, so he lived a long life. I hadn’t heard of his work recently, but in the process I came across this “highlight” video.