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EP 057: Joe Davis, Los Angeles Dodgers & Fox Sports

posted by Logan Anderson February 1, 2018 0 comments
      EP 057: Joe Davis, LA Dodgers

Episode 57 features a conversation with Joe Davis, who followed Vin Scully as the TV voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Topics of discussion include:

  • How knowing he wanted to be a sportscaster at a young age helped him to advance early in his career.
  • How going to a small DIII school in Wisconsin was advantageous for his career.
  • Why being a college quarterback helped him as a broadcaster.
  • Finding his first baseball job with the Schaumburg Flyers during college.
  • Leaving his senior English class to accept his first affiliated minor league job.
  • How not taking a job helped him to potentially avoid a career disaster.
  • How hard work helped to put him in a position to receive lucky breaks.
  • How a random email from a fan helped him to get connected with ESPN.
  • What was his welcome to ESPN moment?
  • How he quickly advanced from ESPN, to Fox Sports, to landing the Dodgers job.
  • How a lost hand written letter got to Len Kasper via a Chicago Taco Bell.
  • Following the legendary Vin Scully.
  • What advice he got from Vin Scully.
  • Putting personality into your broadcast without making the game about yourself.
  • How his relationship with Adam Amin and Wayne Randazzo helped all three of them to push each other towards success.
  • Taping a cell phone to a Mountain Dew bottle as a mic stand to get through a broadcast.
  • How he balances marriage and fatherhood with his sportscasting career.
  • Does he ever get a break to recharge during the season?
  • What he still does to get better after each broadcast.
  • His favorite broadcasters to listen too.
  • How he prepares for a baseball game.
  • The lifestyle change moving to Los Angeles.
  • He discusses Culver’s vs In N’ Out Burger.

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