Monday, April 28, 2014

Peter, you will be missed

My first time meeting Peter Maher 

It was the year after the lockout and the Flames were practicing at the Don Hartman arena. My son really wanted to meet Peter Maher. His favorite saying was YEAH BABY. The moment we saw him, my son went up to him to meet his idol. I introduced us, and my son screams out YEAH BABY. Peter asked him if he wanted his job. I will never forget that moment. My son was 10 feet tall all that afternoon.

My favorite YEAH BABY call

This one was really hard. It is a toss up. 

The biggest is probably May 25th, 1989. Hearing his call announcing the Flames as Stanley Cup champions gave me chills. It brought me to tears. It made me feel like I was there.  

Then there was the Iggy 50th goal call. You could tell that he sincerely loved Iggy. The relationship those two had will always be special.  That YEAH BABY call will always be a special moment for me. I will never forget it. 

What I loved most about Peter Maher

I have so many great memories of Peter. His Flames History on The Fan was a favorite show of mine. I always took time to listen to it. It was perfect timing for me, just when I was picking my wife up from work. Of course I would have to tell my family not to talk during this time.

Another thing I love was the fact you could never tell who scored. His tone did not change when the opposing team scored. I always admired his professionalism. He has integrity and love for the game. Yes Peter, you will be missed.

Originally posted on Flames Jambalaya

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