Do your baseball Radio Play by Play guys switch off?

BIV

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The Mariners broadcasts have always been like this.

Rick Rizzs (who is great) is the main guy, but in the 3rd, 7th and 10th he hands PBP duty to the color guy, Aaron Goldsmith.

Do all the baseball broadcast teams do this?
 

Pigdango

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I think quite a few of them do. The White Sox and Reds are a couple of ones that do for sure. I think the Mets used to. Not sure if they do anymore.
 

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The Mariners broadcasts have always been like this.

Rick Rizzs (who is great) is the main guy, but in the 3rd, 7th and 10th he hands PBP duty to the color guy, Aaron Goldsmith.

Do all the baseball broadcast teams do this?
Yes. I listen to the Indians radio broadcast rather than watching them die every night. Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus switch on and off like you describe. I only started noticing it a few years ago, so I think it's recent. I find it a bit odd.
 

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I think quite a few of them do. The White Sox and Reds are a couple of ones that do for sure. I think the Mets used to. Not sure if they do anymore.
Yeah, the White Sox have for a while.
 

BIV

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Yes. I listen to the Indians radio broadcast rather than watching them die every night. Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus switch on and off like you describe. I only started noticing it a few years ago, so I think it's recent. I find it a bit odd.
I think it's a good idea. That means there are trained pro-level broadcasters ready to go if any of the main guys retire.
 

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I think it's a good idea. That means there are trained pro-level broadcasters ready to go if any of the main guys retire.
I understand the reasoning. My problem is that their voices are so different. I really like Tom Hamilton. Rosenhaus is good, but has a nasally voice that bugs me a little. The switch emphasizes the difference.
 

BIV

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I can see that. Luckily, Goldsmith is really good.
 

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The phillies rotate it between 5 guys who share radio and tv play by play. There are 2 main pbp guys and 3 color guys. I think it's for piss breaks.

The play by play guy for the flyers AHL team the phantoms I'm pretty sure you can here him doing key bumps during the 2nd and 3rd period commercial breaks if you listen to their ustream feed. The mic is still hot during the breaks and the commercials run in the back ground
 

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When Micheal Kay was calling Yankee games on the radio in 1990s, he and John Sterling would switch off. I think Kay would call the 3rd and 7th innings respectively. I'm sure Sterling did the same with Charlie Steiner and now with Waldmen as well.
 

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Mine's Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday so I avoid it as much as possible. When Vinnie is calling a game they simulcast the first the innings though.