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Isotopes play-by-play announcer helps baseball fans get their fix

Brandon Ortega
Created: May 19, 2020 10:34 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — While baseball fans are waiting patiently to find out when the season can finally start, the Isotopes play-by-play announcer is helping baseball fans get their fix by throwing it back in the archives.

Josh Suchon has been the voice of the Isotopes since 2013.

"This is the job I always wanted," he said. "If you would've asked me at age 12, 'What do you wanna do?' I'd say I want to be describing a baseball game every day for a living."


Shortly after the season was put on hold, the front office came up with a way to honor the team's history and give fans something to watch.

Every week, the Isotopes have been re-airing old games on TV, radio and online.

"We're just trying to emphasize what makes minor league baseball fun, so the Mariachis brand or Better Call Saul night and just looking for times maybe where someone's making their AAA debut," Suchon said.

"For a lot of people, they've never seen an Isotopes game on TV or on their computer screen and so this is a pretty neat way for them to see what the ballpark looks like from the couch or from their laptop and so this is been fun going to the archives and finding some of the best games," he added.

Like so many of us, Suchon is working from home, recording and editing old games right next to his kitchen.

"I've had to learn some new technology and that's been a challenge, but it's also been fun to learn different ways you can edit together videos," he said.

"I've gone through the old baseball cards, I've watched a lot of old games. I've done a lot of reading, there's books all over the place," he said. "I miss it tons so watching these old games makes me nostalgic but it makes me miss them even more."

People can catch the next stadium memory on the Isotopes' Facebook page. The latest episode features Trevor Story on a rehab assignment and Barry Enright flirting with the perfect game.

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