Just a Bit Outside

Ryan does play-by-play
Ryan prepares to do play-by-play of a minor-league baseball game.

I had big plans for this morning’s post, but then my train showed up minus a car, meaning no place to sit, meaning no place to blog. So you’ll have to make do with a teaser. The photo is of Ryan at a minor-league baseball game Friday night, sitting with his peers from a one-week sports broadcasting camp. This assignment was the camp finale — calling play-by-play for five innings of the game into a personal recorder, after conducting pregame interviews on the field. Ryan was ready — he studied all week to learn the players’ names and stats. He committed various broadcast techniques to memory (give the score every 90 seconds, recap for listeners every few minutes how the game arrived at this point, etc.).

And you know what? He was awesome. To say I’m proud of him is an understatement. A big one.

More on the camp later this week, but for now, here’s an article from today’s Wall Street Journal on the program (click on the image to read):

Camp writeup in the Wall Street Journal
Ryan’s camp was written up in today’s Wall Street Journal

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