Yes, they were nervous, thinking, “I don’t know if I could do this.” But they did and they held their own.
On May 31, three winners from the Dodgers’ free fan club, Women in Blue, each called an inning of the game with Ken Levine, the co-host of DodgerTalk on Talkradio 790 KABC.
The trio — Michelle Visco (first inning), April Garcia (second inning) and Robbie McGraw (third inning) — won the opportunity to call the game simply by signing up for the contest on the Women in Blue web page on Dodgers.com. The three of them received free tickets to the game and made their calls from the Vin Scully Press Box — just a few feet away from the booth where the Hall of Famer broadcasts Dodger games.
“I’m so excited,” said Garcia after her broadcast, which included her calling a Manny Ramirez home run. “I can’t wait to share it with my family and friends.”
Said Visco about Women in Blue and the opportunity to call the game, “I love this because I think most women don’t understand baseball. They need just a little education and they also come out to see the good-looking guys.”
McGraw, who called the inning on her birthday, summed it up this way: “Scary, but in a good way.”
All of the broadcasts are put on Dodgers.com where the public can vote on who the best is. The contest consists of six entry periods and ends Aug. 22. A grand-prize winner will receive four Field Level tickets and a guest appearance on DodgerTalk with co-hosts Levine and Josh Suchon.