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The decision to turn to Celtics radio voice Sean Grande as an occasional fill-in for Dave O’Brien was a particularly logical and inspired choice by WEEI.
But unless you happened to hear Grande’s tape-delayed broadcasts of Boston University baseball games in the early 1990s — which consisted of lines such as “Light snow is falling here at the top of the sixth,’’ he jokes — he’s probably an unfamiliar voice on the sport. But he says it was a passion long before basketball.
“As a kid, going up into college, I couldn’t choose between baseball, hockey, and football. I couldn’t choose between the three. It’s so funny to me that I’ve grown into this guy that’s seen as a basketball guy. But that’s the way it goes.”