Wayne Randazzo Wayne Randazzo on the Awful Announcing Podcast

On this episode of the Awful Announcing Podcast, host Brandon Contes interviews Wayne Randazzo, Los Angeles Angels and Apple TV+ MLB play-by-play person. Contes and Randazzo discuss a wide range of topics including Shohei Ohtani being a “walking legend,” Stephen A. Smith’s “Angels are irrelevant” comments, Albert Pujols’ 700th home run, and more.

Here’s the full breakdown.

  • 40: All-Star Game talk
  • 1:52: Becoming TV play-by-play for the LA Angels
  • 3:30: After doing radio, was TV the goal for Wayne?
  • 5:18: Does being a TV play-by-play person feel bigger than radio play-by-play?
  • 6:42: Covering Shohei Ohtani
  • 8:37: Interactions with Ohtani
  • 9:24: Ohtani’s competitiveness
  • 10:57: Could the Angels trade Ohtani? Would that be smart?
  • 14:38: Ohtani national media coverage
  • 18:41: Mike Trout being under-the-radar in national media
  • 20:34: Reaction to Stephen A. Smith’s “Angels are irrelevant” comments
  • 22:32: Did Stephen A’s comments resonate with Angels fans?
  • 24:06: Working for Apple
  • 24:46: Apple criticism/fan feedback
  • 27:17: Calling Albert Pujols’ 700th home run
  • 30:44: Working with Howie Rose
  • 31:59: Camaraderie between radio/TV booths
  • 34:19: Cadence differences between TV and radio
  • 35:06: Feelings about the pitch clock
  • 36:19: Feelings about In-game interviews with players
  • 37:47: Ingratiating yourself to a team broadcast for a team you didn’t grow up with
  • 40:07: Joe Davis
  • 42:19: Calling games while umpire cousin Tony Randazzo is working the same game
  • 43:14: Would Wayne someday want to broadcast in Chicago?

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