Better Know A Broadcaster: Dan Scott
With baseball paused for the foreseeable future, Baseball America has decided to introduce you to some of the men and women who work as broadcasters for each club.
What Is Your Name?
Which Team Do You Work For?
Greenville Drive (low Class A, Red Sox)
Which Other Baseball Teams Have You Broadcasted For?
Sixteen years NCAA Division I—Clemson (7), Furman (just completed ninth).
What Other Sports Have You Broadcasted?
I still do football and men's basketball at Furman University.
Who Is Your Favorite MLB Broadcaster Of All Time?
Marty Brennaman. Not even close.
Where Is Your Favorite Road City?
Any city that gets me close to Cincinnati, or my family back in West Virginia.
What Is Your Career Highlight?
There have been a lot of great moments, but I'd like to think the big one has yet to happen. I'm 53 (as of April 14). Didn't get started broadcasting at the D-I level until I was 37. Just in my third year with the Drive. So my career highlight will be when some MLB club takes a chance on me, against all odds. It's a long shot. But it's still a dream.
What Unseen Parts Of The Job Do You Feel People Should Know About?
The travel, obviously. It's not glamorous at this level, to be sure. But also the incredible amount of prep work it takes to do the job well. And knowing how much—or how little—of the information to use in a broadcast.
What's Your Best Story From The Road?
From my days at Clemson. A 2011 trip to play Boston College. No press box. It was so cold, we called both ends of a doubleheader from the front seat of a Ford Expedition in the parking garage above the first base line. Went to Fenway that night and froze, as well.