For baseball, would you pay more attention to, say, the Rays series last week against the Orioles than normal?
Absolutely. If this was June, I don’t know that I could tell you who the winning and losing pitchers were or who had the big hit as much I could now. So I’m paying attention to the teams a lot closer.
Do you talk a lot with Tim McCarver and Troy Aikman during the week?
Well, Troy and I will text each other lot. I can’t text with Tim. Tim doesn’t text. I’m better off sending smoke signals and sending up a pterodactyl. But we’ve been doing games together for 17 years now, so we fall right back into it even if we haven’t seen each other or talked in a few weeks. The chemistry is great with both. For example, I’ll throw out a reference like Foo Fighters. Tim has no idea who the Foo Fighters are. Neither does Troy, probably. I need to say Kenny Chesney to get his attention. But both are such pros and we’re so comfortable around one another that we are able to work together well.
Your dad was a great baseball announcer, but maybe people don’t realize how much football he called. You call both. Do you have a preference?
My dad did call a lot of football, and in my opinion, he was the best football announcer on radio ever. The sports are just so different, but I love doing both. I have two daughters, and it’s like asking me which one I love more. You can’t choose. The NFL is such a big spotlight. Saturday afternoon baseball game of the week is such a slower pace but enjoyable, too.
Is there anything better than postseason baseball?
To me, no, there is nothing like that.
Posted: September 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM | 5 comment(s)
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