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Miller Park PA Announcer: Changes coming in 2019 (Robb's last game 9/8/2019)

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Posted: December 30, 2018, 9:24 PM Post
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Adam McCalvy passed on the following earlier this week:

https://twitter.com/AdamMcCalvy/status/1077990591055781889

Some Miller Park news: Longtime PA announcer Robb Edwards, the voice from above since the Brewers’ County Stadium days, will scale back to 20-25 games in 2019. The team is in the process of reviewing candidates for the rest of the schedule.


Clearly this is a bigger deal to Brewers fans who frequent Miller Park than to those farther flung. But man, this is only the (start of the) second changing of the guard at the PA mic since 1976, when Bob Betts took over. That in itself is significant to me.

As much as I hate to point it out, Robb seemed to experience some decline in the past season or so - in terms of getting names wrong and the like. Lane Grindle took the mic for most if not all of the 2018 postseason games; at the time, the explanation was that Robb had badly injured his knee, but now I wonder just a bit about that.

I'll miss Robb, but I'm also intrigued by who might take his place.

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Posted: December 30, 2018, 9:36 PM Post
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I remember a young and spry Robb Edwards when he had a radio show in Milwaukee.

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: December 30, 2018, 9:42 PM Post
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I remember a young and spry Robb Edwards when he had a radio show in Milwaukee.


Yes, it was odd to hear Robb at the stadium after hearing him on the radio for so may years.

But I also remember being able to go to the bathroom and make it back to my seat in the amount of time it took Bob Betts to say names like "Billy Jo Robidoux".


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Posted: December 30, 2018, 10:08 PM Post
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No one's booming & slightly drawn out "Drive... Home... Safely..." can ever beat Bob Betts' daily sign-off to each game's attendees.


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Posted: December 31, 2018, 3:37 PM Post
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Bob Betts was legendary. John JA ha

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: December 31, 2018, 3:46 PM Post
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I believe Robb had a heart attack and subsequent quadruple bypass ten years ago. I was surprised to see that he was 71. I’m betting he’s not willing to retire completely, but wants to enjoy more time off at this point. Hopefully it’s that and not a major health issue.


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Posted: December 31, 2018, 5:31 PM Post
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Man, I would love to apply for that job.

Bob Betts was a legend.

Robb, well, I've only heard him a handful of times when I've been up there (or on TV, sometimes.) He seemed pretty good, too.

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Is there any audio of Bob Betts calls? I would love to hear a classic Fernando VIna right about now haha.


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Posted: January 01, 2019, 2:36 PM Post
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Betts is a legend for sure. He was so good at his job. Edwards was fine, but yeah he started to make a lot of mistakes the past few seasons. I actually thought Grindle did a real nice job in the postseason.

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Posted: January 01, 2019, 6:32 PM Post
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Grindle did a good enough job that I stopped to google who was on the PA during a postseason game. I was impressed with his energy.


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Posted: January 01, 2019, 7:11 PM Post
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No one's booming & slightly drawn out "Drive... Home... Safely..." can ever beat Bob Betts' daily sign-off to each game's attendees.

At the end of Badger football and men's basketball games, you'll hear PA announcer Mike Mahnke say it, in direct tribute to Mr. Betts.

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Posted: September 07, 2019, 6:31 PM Post
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Tom Haudricourt tweeted tonight that Robb's last game behind the PA mic will be Sunday (September 8):

https://twitter.com/Haudricourt/status/1170468487942328320

#Brewers announce Miller Park PA announcer Robb Edwards will work his final game tomorrow and throw out ceremonial first pitch. Team is dedicating its scoreboard control room in his honor. Congrats to Robb for a long and fantastic career. He will be missed in the press box.

Having attended about half of the Brewers' home games this season, I can verify that it's been about 1/4 of the games that Robb has called this season. I'm glad we're going tomorrow and sitting near the press box. Maybe I'll make him a sign.

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Posted: September 07, 2019, 7:26 PM Post
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Whenever I'm at a game, whenever a guy is announced for the Brewers I think of how Betts would announce it. I grew up with him so I'm a bit nostalgic. How he would call Yount, Vaughn, Molitor....it was awesome. And I always remember..."please report to the fan assistance center"


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I haven't been to MP in years but I can hear in my head "drive home safely" right now. He will be missed.


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Posted: September 09, 2019, 8:26 AM Post
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Whenever I'm at a game, whenever a guy is announced for the Brewers I think of how Betts would announce it. I grew up with him so I'm a bit nostalgic. How he would call Yount, Vaughn, Molitor....it was awesome. And I always remember..."please report to the fan assistance center"

For those of you who attend Wisconsin Badgers events with Mike Mahnke at the PA mic (First and 10, WISCONSIN! / RONNNN DAAAAAAYNE / etc.)...when he says "Drive! Home! Safely! Thank you!" at the end, it's in specific tribute to Bob Betts. [smile]

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Posted: September 09, 2019, 8:48 AM Post
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If we’re going to discuss Betts announcements then take a moment to reminisce hearing Cecillllllllll Cooper. I can hear it now.


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Posted: September 09, 2019, 9:55 AM Post
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https://twitter.com/brewers/status/7595 ... 24?lang=en

The little bit of Bob Betts I could find. The one thing I always remember from going to CS as a kid was him announcing the last names twice when going through the starting lineups.


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Paul MOLITOR! Molitor! [smile]

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Bob Betts saying Billy Jo Robidoux is still a personal favorite


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Count me among those with fond memories of Bob Betts.

Did he normally talk that slow, or was his cadence to counteract the terrible County Stadium sound system?


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