The Dodgers and their fans were lucky enough to have Vin Scully to call their games for a very long time. As great as that was, it also made it incredibly difficult to let him go when Vin decided to retire. Luckily, Los Angeles got another great broadcaster.
When Joe Davis was announced as the next Dodgers’ broadcaster, he immediately had huge shoes to fill. Coming in after Vin certainly is not an easy task. But Joe has long talked about not trying to replace Vin but to honor him. And honor him he has, doing an incredible job in just a few short years.
Davis talked about what goes into his craft recently in a live session for the Sportscaster Talent Agency of America.
When I was doing minor league baseball, I had a little more time because this was kidless time, this was before I had two kids. I would listen to just about every pitch of every game that I did. I say just about, I would listen to every pitch of every game the next day after doing Biscuits games. I would get as obsessive as like, typing out a transcript of what I was saying.
The Dodgers’ broadcaster is over course referring to his time with the Montgomery Biscuits, a Double-A affiliate for the Tamba Bay Rays. David worked called games there from 2010 to 2012. Part of getting to the level where he is today apparently consisted of listening to himself talk a lot, which is no easy task.
But in terms of the quality that we’ve gotten out of Joe Davis the past few years, we’re very thankful that he put in all of that effort over those years. Davis has grown to be a real fan favorite among Dodgers fans in the years following the legendary Vin Scully.