Why in the world the Wall Street Journal is timing the talking of major league baseball color men, I don’t know. Though after a semester of an MBA program, I can imagine the constant nattering about mergers and market penetration needing to be broken up a little.
Whatever the reason, someone from WSJ counted up the words spoken by the color guy in the first scoreless inning of every team’s home broadcast on Friday and then ranked them by verbosity. The NLC was well-represented, with five teams in the top 13:
|ANNOUNCER||TEAM||WORDS PER MINUTE|
|Don Orsillo||Red Sox||81.73|
*Mr. Scully is the only announcer in the Dodgers’ broadcast booth