Smyth announces games at LL Regionals
Scott Smyth, who announces Pop Warner, youth baseball and ice hockey games here in town, called the Little League Regionals from Aug. 6-12 in Bristol, Conn.
"It was a great honor," said Smyth. "Watching each game was amazing and I saw the top Little League talent from all of the New England and Mid Atlantic states."
He was particularly impressed by Essex pitcher Eli Bostwick, New Hampshire's Aidan O'Connell and Logan Simmons, New Jersey slugger Chris Cartnick, and Maryland southpaw Peyton Castellow.
"There were also other fun moments in the tournament. The Rhode Island team and the umpires were all dancing to the YMCA song during an inning break," noted Smyth. "Seeing the kids just having fun at the tournament was the best. They had ping-pong tournaments and were all taking part in the pin trading tradition at regionals."
He is best known for his work at the South Main Street field in Brattleboro, where he announces which Little Leaguer is digging in, challenges the fans with trivia questions, and writes game recaps on the league's website.
"My father would get me baseball cards and I'd devour the stats. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be in the game of baseball as a broadcaster," stated Smyth.
He grew up in Maine and fell in love with baseball at a young age. He did play-by-play and color commentary on local access televisions for his high school baseball and basketball teams.
Smyth would major in World History at Syracuse University and then taught English in South Korea for five years before moving to Vermont and getting the opportunity to announce for Brattleboro Little League.
"My dream is to be an MLB play-by-play commentator," he said. "I look up to announcers like Vin Scully of the Dodgers and Joe Castiglione of the Red Sox."
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