Monday, March 28, 2011

Bob Ford speaks, Minute Maid Park listens

Astros' public address announcer entering 18th season
By Brian McTaggart /

HOUSTON -- He's the man with the booming voice that has filled up every space at Minute Maid Park during the ballpark's first 11 years of existence. He introduces starting lineups, informs the crowd of position changes and reminds them to stay alert for foul balls.

Baseball in Houston just wouldn't be the same without the soothing sounds of 53-year-old public address announcer Bob Ford, a passionate baseball man who gets as pumped up for Opening Day as anyone else. A lifelong Astros fan while growing up in Galveston, Tex., Ford has a passion for baseball that comes through each time he turns on the microphones and lets his vocal cords fly.
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1 comment:

Gary Scoggin said...

I love Bob Ford. He's one of the best ever.