I’m going to start this by saying: Please don’t abuse the generosity shown in this post.
Two years ago I sent out a batch of requests to some of my favorite play-by-play announcers. I got exactly one response from Sean Aronson of the St. Paul Saints. Until tonight. I checked my email to see something that starts “My name is Larry Andersen”.
Larry Andersen was one of the guys I contacted about a scorecard. Larry’s been part of the Phillies’ broadcast team for a while, and before that was a relief pitcher known for being a Hall of Fame level pranker. LA made his splash in the big leagues as Seattle’s Jello Man, terrorizing manager Rene Lachemann. I also forgot that I had sent Larry a request for a signed scorecard, and sent him a TTM for my 2019 Phillies Frankenset.
Tonight though, I got a reply from my first request, and Larry was exactly what you would expect if you listen to him call games with Scott Franzke. The email LA sent is delightful, and I’m happy to share it with you. Just, seriously guys, don’t flood him with requests for stuff now. Please don’t take advantage.