Best Sports Broadcast Personality

By August 3, 2013Uncategorized

Aug 06, 2013
By Matt Driscoll
From : Seattle Weekly News

There’s a new voice in the Mariners’ broadcast booth this year—young Aaron Goldsmith, who arrived in the big leagues after scaling the minor league ranks in impressive fashion. Having done time behind the mike in outposts like the Cape Cod League before seasons with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs in Maine and the Frisco (Texas) RoughRiders, Goldsmith manned the broadcast booth for the the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox last year, a coveted gig with a history of launching golden voices like Goldsmith’s into the majors. When the Mariners decided to permanently fill the broadcast void left by the passing of Dave Niehaus, it was the unknown Goldsmith—out of some 160 applicants—whom they chose to sit next to Rick Rizzs. So far the results have been impressive. Relying on a crisp voice that sounds old beyond its years—not to mention a knowledge and appreciation for the game that few can match—Goldsmith has won over M’s fans and skeptics alike. What’s one thing fans may not realize about Seattle’s newest broadcast personality? “Aaron is obsessed with his hair,” says friend and former Frisco intern Brian Boesch, who remembers Goldsmith spending $45 or $50 every three weeks on a haircut while working Double-A ball in Texas. “When he got the Pawtucket job, he was very worried about finding a comparable place. . . . He didn’t want to have Double-A hair in Triple-A.” Now that Goldsmith has made the big leagues, rest assured that his hair is getting the major league treatment—and, based on his debut-season performance, will be for years to come.