It’s always great to welcome fresh voices in MLB.
In the National League Championship Series Game 5 between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres, sportscaster Joe Davis may have reached a new level of fame and recognition, and deservedly so.
He was in charge of calling Bryce Harper‘s two-run home run in the eighth inning that gave the Phillies the ticket to its first World Series since 2009.
An electric home run required an electric call, and Davis came through.
In fact, analyst and Dodgers insider Fabian Ardaya told fans to appreciate his talents.
“Not the first or last to say this, but this was a great call from @Joe_Davis. Baseball fans are lucky he’s on the World Series calls this October,” Ardaya tweeted, with a video of the awesome moment.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) October 23, 2022
The Swing Of His Life
“It’s the swing of his life”, Davis said, and boy, it was: it came against a pitcher who had been perfect in the postseason, Robert Suarez, on a 99-mph fastball on the outside corner.
Davis called the dinger with the emotion that the moment required, but he also showed an underrated quality: silence.
Right after he said those words, he didn’t say a word for a few seconds so the people watching on TV could enjoy the raucous crowd.
It was a thrilling memory, with a great call by the play-by-play announcer.
He has done some good work this year announcing Los Angeles Dodgers games on Spectrum SportsNet LA, and he also can call college football, college basketball, and NFL games.
He does his work for Fox Sports and NFL Network.
Modern times require fresh voices, and he is one of the good ones.