#5 – Dewayne Staats, Tampa Bay Rays Television Play-By-Play Announcer
This engaging conversation with the great Dewayne Staats covers so much of what he has experienced in his more than 40 year Major League Baseball broadcasting career and which is also documented in must-read book about his life in baseball, “Position to Win”.. Topics include his time with Gene Elston and his start with the Houston Astros in his 20s, his take on the book and the movie “Moneyball” and its influence on the modern game, his years with the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, ESPN, why he took the job with the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the various broadcaster influences in his life and TV partners, Joe Maddon, and a classic Harry Caray story. Glenn shares his lifelong love affair with baseball, how he campaigned to exorcise the “devil” from the Devil Rays and why, how he started the first standing ovation in Devil Rays history and why the Cubs winning the World Series was the happiest day of his life. And why he always closes his broadcasts with "Shalom, Everybody!"
If you’re a baseball fan, a sports fan, or a fan of life, you’re going to want to listen and share with like-minded beautiful humans. ENJOY!
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