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One of the Good Guys; My Mentor – R.I.P. David Courtney

David Courtney Passes Away I was not prepared for the news today that my friend, my mentor, David Courtney passed away at the age of 56. He was one of the good guys, a champion, and the generosity he showed me will never be forgotten. In 1994 when, on a whim I called the Angels to ask if they had a back up public address announcer, they said, “No,” and allowed me to watch over the shoulder of their guy.  This was my introduction to David Courtney.  I did not know of him, or of his background, and I half expected him to see me as a threat to his gig, yet he was cordial, helpful and determined to make sure I learned the ropes. After watching him work for 2 games, David handed me the microphone for the middle …