Being a baseball broadcaster is one of the greatest jobs in the world and I’m extremely fortunate to work for the best organization in minor league baseball.
I love what I do.
But there are two drawbacks to the job: The amount of time I spend away from my wife and son and missing the final round of the Masters.
This year, missing the Masters was especially painful for two reasons.
1. If not for a 15-inning game in Buffalo and a subsequent bus ride to Rochester, I would have caught the finish.
2. From watching the highlights on ESPN and reading about it in various newspapers, it had to be unbelievably exciting to watch.
I attended the Masters in 2005 and saw Tiger Woods win his 4th green jacket in a sudden death playoff over Chris DiMarco.
Remember the famous chip-in for birdie on the 16th hole where the ball lingered on the edge of the cup (with the Nike logo perfectly framed for TV) before tumbling into the hole?
I was standing a few feet away! Here’s the proof:
If you look directly above Tiger you’ll see where I was standing (circled in white). Pretty cool huh?
I hope you’ll tune to tonight’s game against Rochester.
I’ve got a great FFF (fantastic fun fact) about Manager Ron Johnson’s connection to Pete Rose.
And “Stump Steve” is loosely connected to Rochester’s most famous company — Eastman Kodak.
Pregame coverage starts at 6:20. First pitch at 6:35.