I'm asking for all BASEBALL FANS out there to go to baseballhalloffame.org and cast your ballots for the 2007 Ford C.Frick Award, which goes to the baseball broadcaster who made the most " significant contribution to the game of baseball ". And being Ohioans, I'm asking your support for Joe Nuxhall when you cast your vote! Unfortunately, Mr. Nuxhall passed away this morning in Fairfield OH after a long battle with cancer. Many people in this town were hoping that he could have lived to see this award. But Joe was characteristically modest until the end, never looking for any special attention from anyone. His long time partner in the Red's booth, Marty Brennaman, (Thom's dad) won the award in 2000. A video tribute to Joe can be found on Cincy's largest AM radio station's website 700wlw.com. (You can also place your Ford C Frick votes on that station's site.) Joe Nuxhall had been in baseball as a whole for 62 years, starting as a 15 year old pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in the waning days of WW II. (The war had exhausted so many able-bodied professional players toward Europe and Japan that scouts then were looking toward much younger options) VOTE FOR JOE NUXHALL!