Mr. OctoberPosted: October 24, 2012
Michael Rosenberg Talks with the Voice of the Fall
The most honest and most ridiculous thing you can say about Joe Buck is that he got his job because of his dad. The son of legendary broadcaster Jack Buck, Joe did not really grow up on sports. He grew up on sportscasting, and he began his career early, calling his first NFL game on Fox at age 25 and his first World Series at 27. Buck has cut down his workload in recent years in order to spend more time with his daughters, but in the climactic month when his football and baseball worlds collide, Michael Rosenberg reminds us Joe Buck is as good as it gets.
Tim McCarver, Buck’s partner in the booth for MLB games, says of Buck’s ability to manage a game and bring humor to his work without stealing the show, “[He’s] the greatest multitasker I’ve ever met. Fifteen things going on at once is right up his alley. He loves that. Those are his moments of relaxation.” (page 44).