Great article on Bees' broadcaster Steve Klauke. But Steve was wrong about
one thing: he is not "a minor leaguer going to the park every day."
Steve Klauke is a big-leaguer who just happens to be working a Triple-A job.I worked alongside Steve for 10 seasons as I called Portland Beaver
games in the PCL, and I would frequently listen to our division rivals when the
games didn't overlap. Click around on MLB.com any game night and
you'll see: Steve is as good as just about anyone in the major leagues, and
better than most. And if he were in Boston, New York, Chicago or L.A., he would
be widely regarded as one of the best. (He has one major flaw: he loves the D.H.
"It keeps my scorecard clean," he says.)The people of Salt
Lake City are lucky to have Steve Klauke to fill their summer evenings. But
let's hope you won't have him for long -- let's hope the Angels,
or another big-league club, comes to their senses and puts Steve where he
belongs: in the major leagues.-- Rich BurkHillsboro, Oregon