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LongLiveFisk
02-28-2011, 10:50 AM
Apply here: :cool:

http://view.careerbuilder-email.com/?j=feff1773756c06&m=fefb1778746000&ls=fde71575726d0c7576107977&l=fec517777567037b&s=fe5c11737d62037f7510&jb=ff611c7675&ju=fe9e16707767027f77&r=0

doublem23
02-28-2011, 11:10 AM
I would definitely do this.

SephClone89
02-28-2011, 11:27 AM
I have a decent speaking voice, but it's not deep enough to be a PA announcer. Give me a decade or so.

cws05champ
02-28-2011, 11:58 AM
In a PR move they'll probably hire that homeless guy with the Golden voice...

Fenway
02-28-2011, 12:01 PM
In a PR move they'll probably hire that homeless guy with the Golden voice...

hey whadda about me?
http://www.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://images.usatoday.com/news/_photos/2006/01/26/chicago-inside.jpg&sa=X&ei=pNRrTb_uKIGSgQewwdiyDA&ved=0CAQQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNEPGlB2ocH811slFKYbx70bBfM9fw

LongLiveFisk
02-28-2011, 12:14 PM
By the way, what happened to the one they had? :scratch:

g0g0
02-28-2011, 12:14 PM
You can share this job via Google Buzz?? I thought that has ceased a long time ago. :scratch:

Cool job I guess. No way I would enter as I hate public speaking. This would be a lot better though as I would actually enjoy the topic(s) lol.

LongLiveFisk
02-28-2011, 12:19 PM
You can share this job via Google Buzz?? I thought that has ceased a long time ago. :scratch:

I don't know about that. I get e-mails from Careerbuilder.com with certain job titles. I think I chose "sports" as one of my search words, and that's why I got this one today. Then I just found the e-mail link and posted it.

#1swisher
02-28-2011, 12:22 PM
I don't know about that. I get e-mails from Careerbuilder.com with certain job titles. I think I chose "sports" as one of my search words, and that's why I got this one today. Then I just found the e-mail link and posted it.


You should apply, good luck :gulp:

EDIT: The Score just announced this position on air

LongLiveFisk
02-28-2011, 12:23 PM
You should apply, good luck :gulp:

I have NO skills in this area. But thanks. :D:

g0g0
02-28-2011, 01:46 PM
I have NO skills in this area. But thanks. :D:

I'm not sure you would be well received putting "sucks" after every Cubs reference. :tongue:

LongLiveFisk
02-28-2011, 03:04 PM
I'm not sure you would be well received putting "sucks" after every Cubs reference. :tongue:

Nah, I'm not that bad. I am very pro-Sox but try not to be anti-Cubs (where possible :tongue:).

PaleHoser
02-28-2011, 05:24 PM
They could hire a four year old to do this. No one listens to the PA announcer at Wrigley because they're all on the phone.

RedHeadPaleHoser
02-28-2011, 05:36 PM
I wonder what that job pays. I have zero experience in that type of work but I wonder what it's worth to do that for a living.

Medford Bobby
03-01-2011, 06:36 PM
How much do you have to PAY the Ricketts????:scratch:

SI1020
03-01-2011, 06:51 PM
You can share this job via Google Buzz?? I thought that has ceased a long time ago. :scratch:

Cool job I guess. No way I would enter as I hate public speaking. This would be a lot better though as I would actually enjoy the topic(s) lol. You know any older Cub fans? Ask them if they remember this. "Attention! Attention, please! Have your pencils and scorecards ready, and I will give you the correct lineups for today's ballgame."

g0g0
03-02-2011, 08:44 AM
You know any older Cub fans? Ask them if they remember this. "Attention! Attention, please! Have your pencils and scorecards ready, and I will give you the correct lineups for today's ballgame."

Way before my time. :D:

LITTLE NELL
03-02-2011, 10:13 AM
You know any older Cub fans? Ask them if they remember this. "Attention! Attention, please! Have your pencils and scorecards ready, and I will give you the correct lineups for today's ballgame."

The famous Pat Piper.
Of course I'm not a Cub fan and never have been but went to lot of games as kid in the 50s and early 60s to root for the visitors.

The Sox PA announcer in those days was a fellow by the name of Tates "Whitey' Johnson" who was very good and very formal (Batting in the 2nd position for the White Sox, number 2, the second baseman, Nelson Fox) however not a formal as the Yankee's Bob Sheppard. Johnson like Piper did their announcing along side the screen behind home plate. They also supplied the home plate umpire extra balls when needed. Veeck in 1960 added the basket that popped up behind home plate for the ump to get his extra balls as needed.

SI1020
03-02-2011, 10:44 AM
The famous Pat Piper.
Of course I'm not a Cub fan and never have been but went to lot of games as kid in the 50s and early 60s to root for the visitors.

The Sox PA announcer in those days was a fellow by the name of Tates "Whitey' Johnson" who was very good and very formal (Batting in the 2nd posistion for the White Sox, number 2, the second baseman, Nelson Fox) however not a formal as the Yankee's Bob Sheppard. Johnson like Piper did their announcing along side the screen behind home plate. They also supplied the home plate umpire extra balls when needed. Veeck in 1960 added the basket that popped up behind home plate for the ump to get his extra balls as needed. Thanks LN. I remembered him as "Whitey" but couldn't remember his full name. He and organist Shay Torrent were a big part of the ball park experience for me as a kid attending Sox games at Comiskey. Pieper was a fixture at Wrigley Field for generations, serving as their PA announcer from 1916-74. Like you, I also went to Cub games now and then. As a kid I thought it was great living in a city with 2 major league teams and I wasn't going to deny myself a chance to see NL baseball even though my allegiances were with the Sox.

LITTLE NELL
03-02-2011, 12:20 PM
Thanks LN. I remembered him as "Whitey" but couldn't remember his full name. He and organist Shay Torrent were a big part of the ball park experience for me as a kid attending Sox games at Comiskey. Pieper was a fixture at Wrigley Field for generations, serving as their PA announcer from 1916-74. Like you, I also went to Cub games now and then. As a kid I thought it was great living in a city with 2 major league teams and I wasn't going to deny myself a chance to see NL baseball even though my allegiances were with the Sox.

SI, did you pick up seat cushions after the game at Wrigley? If you did and picked up enough you got a free ticket for a future game. I forgot how many cushions you needed, maybe 10.
What great days those were, 10 cents for carfare, 20 cents round trip, 75 cents to sit in the bleachers or 1.25 for grandstand seats. 25 cents for a Smokey Link, 15 cents for a Coke. Less than 2 bucks for baseball and food.
Another great deal was down the street at Waveland golf course, 25 cents student rate for 9 holes.

Fenway
03-02-2011, 12:23 PM
Was Messmer fired?

soltrain21
03-02-2011, 01:10 PM
Was Messmer fired?

Messmer wasn't their PA announcer.

ewokpelts
03-02-2011, 01:14 PM
Messmer wasn't their PA announcer.the cubs had two PA guys. Wayne was weekends mostly.

SI1020
03-02-2011, 01:25 PM
SI, did you pick up seat cushions after the game at Wrigley? If you did and picked up enough you got a free ticket for a future game. I forgot how many cushions you needed, maybe 10.
What great days those were, 10 cents for carfare, 20 cents round trip, 75 cents to sit in the bleachers or 1.25 for grandstand seats. 25 cents for a Smokey Link, 15 cents for a Coke. Less than 2 bucks for baseball and food.
Another great deal was down the street at Waveland golf course, 25 cents student rate for 9 holes. No, I never did the seat cushion thing. It was easier to "upgrade" your seats back then. My favorite NL team was and is the Braves, who of course were in Milwaukee from 1953-65. My freshman year at Senn four of us played hookey and attended this game.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN196506080.shtml

The Braves hit 4 homers in the top of the 10th, including 1 by Hank Aaron. The next day in gym coach asked my friend Melvin if we enjoyed the game. I still don't know to this day how he found out. I'll stop now before I get teary eyed nostalgic about my youth.

LITTLE NELL
03-02-2011, 01:37 PM
No, I never did the seat cushion thing. It was easier to "upgrade" your seats back then. My favorite NL team was and is the Braves, who of course were in Milwaukee from 1953-65. My freshman year at Senn four of us played hookey and attended this game.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN196506080.shtml

The Braves hit 4 homers in the top of the 10th, including 1 by Hank Aaron. The next day in gym coach asked my friend Melvin if we enjoyed the game. I still don't know to this day how he found out. I'll stop now before I get teary eyed nostalgic about my youth.

We probably lived close to each other, I went to Sullivan---class of 64.
Did some summer school at Senn.
After the White Sox my 2nd favorite team of all time was the Braves, especially the 57 and 58 teams.

#1swisher
03-22-2011, 12:03 PM
The Cubs/careerbuilder received 2954 applications, and the new PA announcer will be revealed on Friday.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/blogs?blogID=business-of-sports&plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&uid=f5555513-c950-4657-a93a-80db16fdf4ad&plckPostId=Blog%3af5555513-c950-4657-a93a-80db16fdf4adPost%3a7a2536ed-5b2d-42d0-8f28-5b879b61ccf7&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest

g0g0
03-22-2011, 04:07 PM
The Cubs/careerbuilder received 2954 applications, and the new PA announcer will be revealed on Friday.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/blogs?blogID=business-of-sports&plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&uid=f5555513-c950-4657-a93a-80db16fdf4ad&plckPostId=Blog%3af5555513-c950-4657-a93a-80db16fdf4adPost%3a7a2536ed-5b2d-42d0-8f28-5b879b61ccf7&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest

Wow, only 3,000? I guess it is hard to be that upbeat for a whole season of Cubs baseball. :D:

gobears1987
03-23-2011, 03:21 AM
What did happen to Wayne Messmer? It's been brought up but not answered yet. He was probably the only good thing at Wrigley Field.

ewokpelts
03-23-2011, 08:20 AM
What did happen to Wayne Messmer? It's been brought up but not answered yet. He was probably the only good thing at Wrigley Field.he wasnt the main PA guy. They had someone do the weekdays, while wayne did the weekends.

DumpJerry
03-25-2011, 06:45 PM
At least they went with someone who has experience (http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/cbsports-cubs-selected-rockford-broadcaster-as-new-pa-announcer-20110325,0,1169329.story).

all*star quentin
04-01-2011, 02:02 PM
Listening to him now. Good choice.