AN ICON WHO HAD A FASTBALL

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Monday, November 7, 2011

Accolades Roll In for a Doubter of Accolades

Andy Rooney was a commentator on CBS’ newsmagazine “60 minutes” who died earlier in November.  His humorous comments at the end of each broadcast poked fun at everyone and everything.  It was “almost always the most-watched part of the show,” according to Mr. Kroft, a colleague on “60 Minutes.”

Jeff Fager, the executive producer of the show said, acknowledging that age had taked a bit off his performance, “Even when he had lost something off his fastball, there was nobody else like him.”

A pitcher’s fastball is difficult to hit by a batter.  Andy Rooney slowed up as he aged.

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