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EP 048: Donny Baarns, AAA MiLB Omaha Storm Chasers

posted by Logan Anderson September 28, 2017 0 comments
      EP 048: Donny Baarns, AAA Baseball Omaha Storm Chasers

This podcast episode features Donny Baarns, the #2 Voice of the Omaha Storm Chasers, the AAA Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Topics of discussion include:

  • Why he is actually the OG when it comes to sportscasting podcasts.
  • Traveling to Alaska for his first play-by-play opportunity.
  • Learning to avoid wild moose while in Alaska.
  • Interviewing Sarah Palin, at the time the sitting Governor of Alaska, as his very first in game interview.
  • How being a history major in college helped him develop as a broadcaster.
  • Getting his break into affiliated ball with the Visalia Rawhide, the single A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Covering future MLB star Paul Goldschmit as a minor leaguer.
  • What led him to write a book about the team he covered.
  • Why He stopped listening to Vin Scully.
  • Building his own voice over business to make ends meet.
  • His break into AAA ball.
  • Why his California style works in the Midwest.
  • Unique promotions in minor league baseball including a helicopter candy drop and a marriage at home plate.
  • His experience with the baseball winter meetings.
  • The importance of working on your weaknesses.
  • Broadcast horror stories from the minor league circuit.
  • Why he doesn’t create his own super detailed score book system.
  • His favorite broadcasters to listen to on an off day.
  • And much more!

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