The Angels have a brand new face becoming a member of their broadcast sales space for 2023. On Wednesday, the crew’s broadcast companion Bally Sports activities West introduced that Wayne Randazzo had been added to the listing of play-by-play announcers for the season.
Randazzo, whose hometown is Chicago, has shut to twenty years of broadcasting expertise on the native and nationwide degree.
He spent the final 4 seasons because the radio announcer for the New York Mets alongside Howie Rose and in addition had some spots filling in for Gary Cohen within the Mets’ tv sales space. The Angels first expressed curiosity in eager to convey Randazzo into the sales space on the finish of the Mets’ season.
Randazzo, 38, will deal with play-by-play duties for almost all of the Angels video games this season. Matt Vasgersian and Patrick O’Neal will return to name choose video games over the 12 months. The set variety of video games every will deal with has not but been decided.
In coming to the Angels, Randazzo will get his first alternative to be the first voice of an MLB crew.
“My whole life, really, I’ve wanted to be a baseball announcer,” Randazzo stated. “When you get into it you start in the minor leagues and you hope you get any sort of major league opportunity and ultimately you hope to be the voice of a team, the main guy somewhere.
“So it’s an opportunity to do that with the Angels and I couldn’t be happier. It’s really a lifelong pursuit come to fruition.”
The first trio of voices and faces for the 2023 broadcast crew will embody: Mark Gubicza, returning for his seventeenth season as a colour analyst for the Angels, and Erica Weston, returning for her second season because the in-game reporter.
Gubicza stated his buddy Ron Darling, the previous Mets pitcher and longtime Mets in-game and studio analyst at SNY-TV, had nothing however good issues to say about Randazzo. Gubicza, together with others on the Angels’ broadcast crew, took to Twitter to congratulate Randazzo.
Final season, Randazzo additionally appeared on Apple TV+’s “Friday Night Baseball” as a play-by-play announcer and known as Albert Pujols 700th dwelling run. He’ll proceed in that position.
O’Neal, together with Kent French, will proceed to rotate internet hosting the Angels dwell pregame and postgame exhibits.
Different acquainted faces returning for dwell Angels programming this 12 months embody Tim Salmon, Bobby Valentine, Denny Hocking, Mark Langston and Garrett Anderson.