The latest episode of Stealing Home deals with the presenters, those that are responsible for getting us the game we love in all the formats we need.
Larry Mahnken talks about his work as an MLB Datacaster — the ones responsible for the Gameday feeds on MLB.com
Then, Clay Wendler of SB Nation talks about his life putting sports video on the Internet via the latest craze (at least in terms of file formats), the GIF.
Then, Joe Block, radio announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers discusses life in the booth, and how he got his start in broadcasting.
Plus, the MVP of My Heart.
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(all music by David Temple)
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