Chapter 7Play-by-Play and Analyst


Anchoring or reporting the sports or participating in the broadcast of a live sporting event—as a performer or on the technical side—can be immensely satisfying. But no position in sportscasting brings a non-participant closer to the action than that of the play-by-play announcer. He or she is overlooking the arena or the field, vividly describing all that goes into an unscripted passion play as it happens. As they do this they are in direct, immediate contact with the people most interested in the outcome of the proceedings, the fans.

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Vin Scully, in his 65th consecutive year as the play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, sums up the credentials of a good play-by-play ...

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