Jerry Hairston Jr. | Dodgers TV Analyst Grew Up With Baseball As The Family Trade

Jerry Hairston Jr. | Dodgers TV Analyst Grew Up With Baseball As The Family Trade

Jerry Hairston Jr comes from one of the most prominent baseball families ever. His grandfather, father, uncle, and brother all played in the big leagues.

After a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with the New York Yankees, Jerry joined the broadcast team for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he has been the past eight years.

He discusses his playing career and transitioning from the field to the booth as an analyst for Spectrum Sportsnet LA in this edition of Brutha Broadcasters with David Grubb.

 

Jerry Hairston Jr. | Dodgers TV Analyst Grew Up With Baseball As The Family Trade

Trevor Thompson Is Living A Dream| From Canada To Bally Sports Detroit

This week’s Brutha Broadcaster shines the spotlight on Trevor Thompson of Bally Sports Detroit.

For more than two decades he’s been a highly respected fixture in the Detroit sports community, covering the NBA, NHL, NFL, and the Detroit Tigers.

We discuss his journey as a kid from Canada to making his name in one of America’s great sports towns.

 

 

Jerry Hairston Jr. | Dodgers TV Analyst Grew Up With Baseball As The Family Trade

Chicago Cubs Studio Host Cole Wright Talks Family, Business & Baseball | Part 2


BRUTHA BROADCASTER: COLE WRIGHT

 

 

Chicago Cubs studio host Cole Wright is living the dream of any sports broadcaster; getting paid to talk about the team he grew up loving.

This week, MLBbro.com’s David Grubb talks to Cole about how loving the game of baseball is a family trait, the rising young stars and the proven performers in the game, and how Jackie Robinson’s legacy lives on.

 

 

 

Jerry Hairston Jr. | Dodgers TV Analyst Grew Up With Baseball As The Family Trade

Chicago Cubs Studio Host Cole Wright Talks Family, Business & Baseball | Part 1


Getting to know Marquee Sports Network's Cole Wright - Bleed Cubbie Blue

BRUTHA BROADCASTER: COLE WRIGHT

 

Chicago Cubs studio host Cole Wright is living the dream of any sports broadcaster; getting paid to talk about the team he grew up loving.

This week, MLBbro.com’s David Grubb talks to Cole about how loving the game of baseball is a family trait, the rising young stars and the proven performers in the game, and how Jackie Robinson’s legacy lives on.

 

Jerry Hairston Jr. | Dodgers TV Analyst Grew Up With Baseball As The Family Trade

Play-By-Play King Dave Sims Is A Five-Tool Practitioner Of His Profession

MLBbro.com reporter David Grubb had an in-depth conversation with one of the very best broadcasters in the business, Seattle Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Sims.

 

 

If Sims were a ballplayer (and he was up to a point) he’d be described as a “five-tool” practitioner of his profession. He’s done everything from print to radio and television, covering some of the biggest events across the sports world.
..the play-by-play color palette remains essentially the same all across baseball, the lead voices who narrate the game remain almost entirely white and male, devoid of both racial and gender diversity.
And for the past 15 seasons, the Philly kid, who started as a Daily News sportswriter and elevated to a 68-year-old preeminent play-by-play talent, has been one of the few exceptions as the voice of the Seattle Mariners
Part I of their discussion covers Sims’ inspirations and career path in broadcasting, including the challenges. He also provides some insight for aspiring broadcasters and journalists.
In Part II, Sims breaks down the Mariners, including its exciting core of young, Black talent. Finally, he remembers some of his favorite moments on the mic.