Minor league broadcasters find some of the most unique ways to amuse themselves during bus rides and road trips. This is one reason I've always referred to the minor leagues as a Traveling Freak-Show Circus.
One of my colleagues used to bring his "Book of Questions" on road trips. We'd sit on the bus and take turns answering questions, such as "Would you rather jump into a pool of snakes or take a bath in a tub of spiders?" Or "Would you run naked through a sell-out baseball stadium if, as a result, you would save ten families from poverty?" We spent many overnight hours answering these nonsensical questions and then debating the answers. Oh, the glamour of professional baseball!
One afternoon on the road, a handful of us were catching a leisurely lunch, waiting for the 3:00 bus to the ballpark. Someone at the table posed the question, "If you could have dinner with one person from history, who would it be?" You can imagine some of the answers. Jesus. Babe Ruth. George Washington.
As we cleaned up and prepared to pay the bill, the team clubhouse manager (and current TV actor!) offered his reply.
"John Lithgow," he said matter-of-factly. On that note we paid the bill and headed for the early bus. That's minor league baseball for you.
Who is the one person YOU would choose?
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