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BUTLER REDSFAN
07-12-2006, 01:46 PM
anyone else read where these announcers or sports writers types take time off during the season and comment about what a long season it is? I know the travel is probably exhausting but realistically the season at most for these guys is maybe from mid February-early October(late October for the playoff bound) they normally have at least one day off a week during the season and from what i understand they are at the stadium maybe 8 hours a day(no more than what every schlep has to put in at the factory/office every day),,yet they have from mid-october through at least mid-February off every year?? makes me want to :barf:

Razor Shines
07-12-2006, 01:51 PM
It doesn't feel like a long season, I can't believe the All Star break has passed already.

westofyou
07-12-2006, 01:59 PM
anyone else read where these announcers or sports writers types take time off during the season and comment about what a long season it is? I know the travel is probably exhausting but realistically the season at most for these guys is maybe from mid February-early October(late October for the playoff bound) they normally have at least one day off a week during the season and from what i understand they are at the stadium maybe 8 hours a day(no more than what every schlep has to put in at the factory/office every day),,yet they have from mid-october through at least mid-February off every year?? makes me want to :barf:

18 off days including the AS game all year, it is a long year just ask the 69 Cubs.

vaticanplum
07-12-2006, 02:12 PM
Traveling is very tiring. You get off-schedule and invariably lose sleep, plus you don't have much control over what you're eating a lot of the time so you tend to eat and drink stuff that's bad for you at weird times and that makes you tired too. It's also mentally exhausting being away from the people you love, trying to keep up with all that while still doing your job. You're flying and driving a lot, there's a lot of boring, tiring waiting time and time zone changes...I think the "long season" refers more to the "draining season". And even if they're only at the stadium 8 hours a day, they're writing, researching, keeping up in the off-time. I'd be surprised if many of them truly worked only eight hours a day.

dabvu2498
07-12-2006, 02:14 PM
Traveling is very tiring. You get off-schedule and invariably lose sleep, plus you don't have much control over what you're eating a lot of the time so you tend to eat and drink stuff that's bad for you at weird times and that makes you tired too. It's also mentally exhausting being away from the people you love, trying to keep up with all that while still doing your job. You're flying and driving a lot, there's a lot of boring, tiring waiting time and time zone changes...I think the "long season" refers more to the "draining season". And even if they're only at the stadium 8 hours a day, they're writing, researching, keeping up in the off-time. I'd be surprised if many of them truly worked only eight hours a day.
Well said. Most of the guys that cover these teams are not exactly Spring Chickens, either.

And I guarantee you they put in 10+ on most days.

Spitball
07-12-2006, 02:31 PM
I thought this might be a thread about Jim Brosnan. Hmmm...I haven't read that one in years. Good book.

Ltlabner
07-12-2006, 03:26 PM
Not to mention that a lot of the younger guys have other jobs besides just being announcers. Maybe they do guest spots on local radio stations, do PBP in other sports (ala Marty and his basketball announcing) or some other work.

It's like hearing a DJ on the radio and thinking he only has to talk for a few hours, but forgetting all the prep work, interviews, research, remote radio spots, production, etc that goes into getting ready for those few hours.

bucksfan
07-13-2006, 01:30 PM
I know it would seem long to me - especially, as others have said, because of the travel. I would not want to be in that position quite honestly. A little time off, such as the small amount Marty is taking, would be in order IMO, especially by the older folks.

TeamBoone
07-19-2006, 12:01 AM
I think the players and coaching staffs have it harder than the beat reporters.

They're at the park by 4 on game days and probably don't leave until 11 or 12 midnight, sometimes longer. Many go even earlier to work on stuff.

Some of the coaching staff members aren't spring chickens either.

keeganbrick
07-19-2006, 12:27 AM
I think the players and coaching staffs have it harder than the beat reporters.

They're at the park by 4 on game days and probably don't leave until 11 or 12 midnight, sometimes longer. Many go even earlier to work on stuff.

Some of the coaching staff members aren't spring chickens either.
Take players out of that sentence bc the reward is much greater.

TeamBoone
07-19-2006, 11:08 PM
Reward or not, it's still gruelling... they are human after all.