Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ladies And Gentlemen — Now Announcing: Robert Hutchins

Youth sports games are primarily for the enjoyment of participants, their proud parents, and other family members in attendance, and coaches who help their developing players improve.
In the case of Newtown youth baseball and basketball contests, the games also serve as an opportunity for an up-and-coming announcer to gain experience from the press box and scorer’s table, all the while adding to the at-the-field atmosphere for those team members and their families.
Robert Hutchins, who will enter his sophomore year at Newtown High School, has served as public address announcer for Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball, and Newtown Youth Basketball games since his first game in the press box at Glander Field in 2010.
Some 350 games — and who knows how many pitches, hits, shots, fouls, strikeouts, rainouts, and celebrations — later, he’s still welcoming fans and announcing names of Newtown athletes over the public address systems at area fields and gymnasiums.

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