Rich Waltz talks with CtPG

Rich Waltz jumped into the Angels broadcast booth mid season, bringing a level of professionalism and a candor that fans enjoyed. Today he was kind enough to sit down and talk about his lifelong love of baseball, his broadcast history, and what it was like chronicling Shohei Ohtani’s amazing year.

I’m really hoping the Angels do the right thing here and bring him back next year. Please enjoy the interview and leave your comments below. Rich will be able to read them.

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Fleckstein
Member
2 days ago

My only criticism is Rich saying a pitch is “out” instead of “outside.” I keep thinking the batter has been called out when it is just a ball.

tanana40
Trusted Member
11 days ago

This was a really good interview. Thanks.

FungoAle
Super Member
11 days ago

I’m all for Rich calling 162 games, no part-time B.S. with Matt V.

ihearhowie3.0
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Was hoping Rich would just get the full time gig.

If Vasgersian isn’t doing lke 90% of the games next year I don’t understand what the objective is here. This organization feels so amateur sometimes.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Love some rich. I hope he’s back calling more games next season.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
12 days ago

I do love the way he is with his dog.

Fansince1971
Super Member
12 days ago

I personally liked the Patrick O’Neal PxP. Nothing against RW at all – seems like a very nice guy. But I liked O’Neal and thought he did a really good job and brought some local energy and excitement to the broadcast.

I think its cool though that RW was willing to do this interview and getting to know him better was definitely a bonus.

Fansince1971
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I think with some more games under his belt, he could be excellent. I hope they are considering him for 2022. He’s been a professional broadcaster for a long time.

FungoAle
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Agree, a fine job first time out but not as smooth as Rich. Years of experience was not there. I like O’Neal on Bally’s focused on the Angels and Kings.

ihearhowie3.0
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

He seems like a nice guy but I couldn’t disagree more. It was like all the things Darren Sutton did too much of, but more of it, and minus the experience.

Fansince1971
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I disagree regarding the Sutton comparison. There was no ‘folks’ or constant references to inane statistics. Sutton was unlistenable while O’Neal provided solid, enjoyable broadcasts. And he has good chemistry with Gubi (which could never be said about Sutton).

The lack of experience is not O’Neal’s fault and becomes a non-issue with more experience at the pxp mic. It took Rojas time to develop as an announcer, the same can be said for O’Neal.

clover_black
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

lmfao O’Neal was basically some AM radio dude living out his dream. Good for him and all but… pass.

Fansince1971
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  clover_black

I respect your opinion but I’m not sure that’s a fair representation. To me he has real potential – and good chemistry with Gubi. But everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
12 days ago

coming back for more later. At the 22:37 mark, loving it.

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Liked Rich very much even before watching this interview. Dump Matty V and stick with this good guy.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

just what I was thinking, Jim

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
12 days ago

And he’s pretty goony with his dog about like I am with my houndette.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
12 days ago

“oh yeah, he’s on deck but he’s 2,000 miles away”. Love it!

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
12 days ago

this is fun. Thanks Jeff. This is a great Fletch discussion

Twebur
Super Member
12 days ago

Well done…..just became a bigger fan of Mr. Waltz. Pitch forks and torches outside the gates if he’s not back next year!

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