Todd Kalas
Todd Kalas

Todd Kalas was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on April 13, 2009.

Non-playing roles with Mets
  • Broadcaster: Radio 1992 - 1993

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bill bixby
April 25, 2002
I remember the night on Mets Extra when Todd was doing the clubhouse report and for some reason we only heard Todd. Who was he talking to? What was wrong with the FAN engineering? Obviously Todd could hear the guest but we could not.

Mr. Sparkle
April 26, 2002
The worst, period. Just because his father is the guy who does all those awesome NFL films is no reason to assume Todd had talent. Monotone and dull.

May 18, 2002
An example of nepotism if I ever seen it. This is the son of Hall of Fame Phillies boradcaster Harry Kalas. He was purely awful, he was dull and boring and with Mets losing a lot in those days made the perfect sleeping pill.

The Hammer
March 12, 2003
I liked Todd a lot and thought the Mets/WFAN should have stuck with him. It was interesting to get a new voice and a new perspective as part of the broadcast team.

Jonathan Stern
January 1, 2005
I don't care what anyone says. I LOVED THIS GUY!!!!

1993 just would not have been what it was without Tooood Kalas. He was brought in to put a positive spin on everything the way his predecesser, Howie Rose, did not. I cannot fault Mr. Kalas for doing his job. And he certainly did everything that was asked of him and more. But hearing Todd try to remain chipper (or should I say "larry"?) during those years of Torborg, Bonilla, and bleach-throwing was just hilarious! Recite the following out loud, with a smile on your face, deeper than you normally would and, if possible, through your nose:

"Aaaaaaaand Eddie Murray committed his fourth error in aaaaas many games."

"Aaaaaaaand Aaanthony Young has just lost his twentieth game in a row."

"Aaaaaaand with this final victory of the season, the Mets will avoid setting a new major record for most losses by a non-expansion team during an expansion year!"

Perhaps most hysterical of all were the rare occasions in which even Kalas lost his patience with the team. Imagine suddenly being scolded by Mr. Neutral Voice on the phone.

Really, I mean no criticism of Kalas, here. I sometimes jokingly (I think) refer to the 1993 Mets as my "Boys of Summer." And great though the others were (Healy excepted, of course, although even he had his moments that year), Kalas was the icing on that year's broadcasting cake. I truly do miss him, and hope he is doing well.

I also would like to borrow his father's voice for a day or two... or more.

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