Sunday, March 22, 2015
Come on Charlie, Do a Little Homework for your Broadcasts
I'm not sure how this post will come out as I'm pounding it out on my cellphone from Reagan National Airport in Washington DC. Here's my rant.
I watched Steiner and Monday broadcast the Dodger/Rockie game yesterday. It was a 6-4 Colorado win in a split squad contest played by many Dodger minor leaguers. These are the games I love because it gives us a chance to watch some guys that play on the back lots at CBR and don't get into games. There are some interesting prospects and tons of stories to tell about them. That is if you have a broadcast team that does their homework or a little bit of research on the farm system of the TEAM THAT THEY COVER!
Case in point. Adam Law made his Dodger big club debut yesterday. Grandson of former Pirate Cy Young winner Vernon "Deacon" Law, and son of former White Sox Vance Law. Don't you think that information could be passed along? Or what about the interesting tidbit this Law's grandpa who is in his mid-80s still throws him batting practice in the off season, still sporting a nasty curve according to critics.
Come on Charlie and Rick. There are hundreds of stories like that to make your broadcast interesting.