Announce yourself, in golden sombrero style


Most tedious item we saw in today’s USA Today media column, surprisingly by Michael Hiestand:

“Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully announced Sunday that he would return next fall for a 62nd season as the team’s announcer.”

An ounce of discretion would have prevented the word “announcer” to be use more than zero times.

Scully, as well as everyone who does play-by-play on TV or radio, is a broadcaster, not an announcer — that would be the person who delivers the lineups over the public-address system, or introduces the guests on a talk show.

The decision was sent out in a team press release; it really wasn’t announced, but if you had to use the word there, so be it.

And, third, Scully is returning thankfully returning to broadcast games, not to announce them.

We just announce ’em as we see ’em.

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