Mention the name “Alex Karras” and it likely brings to mind a variety of mental images. For some, they may envision a middle-aged man in the popular television show “Webster,” which Karras, a respected actor who appeared in 19 movies, starred in from 1983-89. Then, to others, he was the muscular brute “Mongo,” who famously floored a horse with one punch in the Mel Brooks classic comedy movie, “Blazing Saddles.” And yet to others, Karras was the third man in the booth for Monday Night Football back in its glory days in the mid-1970s when Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford…

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Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens is a writer in Midland, Mich., who has covered the Class A Great Lakes Loons, a Dodgers farm club.

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