We already showed you Sam Fuld’s amazing game-saving double-play in the 8th inning of last night’s game. But you haven’t really seen it until you also hear Dave Wills’ call.
A hint of disappointment at first. Then he leveled it out and started a crescendo that started to peak when he quickly gave the listeners “it’s going to be close!” and then exploded when the umpire called the runner out.
It was absolutely perfect. It gave us a feel for both the excitement and the importance of the play.
Here’s the video…
But that wasn’t the only fun Rays Radio moment last night. Earlier in the game, during Brandon Snyder’s previous at bat, he hit a ball down the right field line that initially looked like it was going to go foul. But as it became clear that it had a chance to stay fair and be a home run, Andy Freed got excited, likely really excited.
Freed was so excited that I was actually confused for a moment and thought I missed the end of an inning and the Rays were up.
Hey, home runs are exciting and I’m glad the announcers aren’t complete homers for the Rays like Hawk Harrelson is for the White Sox. But for some reason I just found this one a little amusing…