Behind Wheels: Great Story

A lot of really poignant passages in Matt Calkins’ profile of Blazers’ announcer Brian Wheeler. If you haven’t read it yet, you should. For me, this section really stood out:

“Wheeler, now 50, never knew his biological mother or father. He was adopted by Don and Doris Wheeler as a newborn and raised in Hollywood, Calif.

“Doris was the parent who bought Brian toys, explained that Tommy Lasorda likely had a good reason for pulling his starting pitcher, and offered constant reassurance that Batman would escape his current predicament.

“Don was the parent who sometimes smacked Brian in the face.”

I thought the rhythm of the writing and Matt’s setup of the passage was really well done. There was a lot of nice writing in the story; and it would be well worth your time.

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