Awards season continues, as our MiLB Broadcaster of the Year, Sam Levitt, sits down for a chat with Ballpark Digest's Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Kevin Reichard.
Levitt is the Voice of the Amarillo Sod Poodles and the self-proclaimed TikTok's Sportscaster (@sammylevitt), amassing some 357,000 followers. His role with the Sod Poodles is as a traditional baseball broadcaster; his role as TikTok's Sportscaster is pure entertainment.
In this chat, Sam discusses his college education at Northwestern, how he ended up in broadcasting and the route he took via independent ball, his life so far as a nomad moving seasonally from sport to sport, the necessity of traveling with the team in the age of COVID-19, and what he sees as the role of the broadcaster in the social-media age.
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler is Voice of the Lansing Lugnuts and author of The Baseball Thesaurus and the upcoming second edition of The Football Thesaurus, both from August Publications. Kevin Reichard is editor of Ballpark Digest and founder/publisher at August Publications.