February 10, 2008


Ehrhardt, Mets Sign Man, dies at 83 (The Associated Press, 2/10/08)

[Karl] Ehrhardt's block-lettered signs served as color commentary for both fans in the stands and TV viewers at home. He carried dozens to each game, some witty, some biting.

"Jose, Can You See?" was a regular when Mets outfielder after Jose' Cardenal struck out. "It's Alive!" was for hitters who broke out of a slump.

"Just Great!" was for more spectacular moments.

Only the Mets 1969 World Series victory left him speechless. The sign he raised high after the last out read, "There Are No Words."

At one point he had about 1,200 signs to choose from.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 10, 2008 8:48 PM
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