Radio: Old Handicapper

When gravel-voiced Sportcaster Clem McCarthy describes a horse race, his hearers often get the feeling that his breathless brays are coming straight from the horse's mouth. Last week he described the end of the Preakness like this: "AND it's Jet Pilot in the lead by a head. . . . AND it's Jet Pilot by a neck. . . . It's Jet Pilot by half a length. ... Jet Pilot by a length . . . Jet Pilot!" A moment later, through the roar of the crowd was heard a shattered mutter: "What am I...

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