Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Voices line up for Red Sox announcer job

Carl Beane had been the Red Sox public-address announcer for just one season when the guy starting the same job for the Celtics asked for advice: “You are not bigger than the game,’’ Eddie Palladino recalled Beane telling him in the fall of 2003. “Remember that. People don’t come to listen to you. They come to watch basketball.’’
True - and yet, as sports fans know, some public address announcers develop a way of welcoming guests to the park or pronouncing a player’s name that manages to work its way into an entire city’s consciousness. If you ask an old-timer about the Bruins’ glory days, brace for a recitation of “Numbah foah, Oah’’ - that’s longtime Bruins announcer Frank Fallon introducing No. 4, Bobby Orr.  read the full story

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