Link: ESPN’s Dick Vitale, who will call Syracuse-Duke, nearly quit long ago due to his eye 

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A nice story told by Mike Waters of Syracuse.com

 
For years, Dick Vitale made a joke out of his bad left eye, the one he couldn’t see out of because of an accident when he was a small child.

He lost the vision in the eye after it was poked by a pencil.

So when the ESPN basketball analyst wanted to make a point about something that had happened in a game, he would say something along the lines of ‘Hey, I’ve only got one good eye and I can see that!”

But for many years, Vitale’s eye was not a joke. It was a subject of great pain from his childhood years all the way to adulthood and the hurt nearly saw him walk away from his broadcast career.

Source: ESPN’s Dick Vitale, who will call Syracuse-Duke, nearly quit long ago due to his eye | syracuse.com