The Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) held a meeting with its broadcast and media interns on June 16, to discuss its plans for the upcoming season. The meeting was hosted by the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, at Red Wilson Field. Broadcasters from each of the league’s 10 teams were in attendance, along with the clubs’ media directors.
The meeting was led by John Garner Jr., the league’s Director of Broadcasting. He said that the group has the opportunity to advance their broadcasting careers, by covering “the premier collegiate baseball summer league.”
“There’s none better because of the talent that’s on the field and the opportunities that the broadcasters get, to see a great product and get it on the internet,” Garner said. “What a place to be, a wood bat league in the summer on Cape Cod. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
Garner also discussed the league’s plan to broadcast 11 of its games on Sports Radio 96.3 WEEI, along with two games that will be on the New England Sports Network (NESN). The meeting also detailed the league’s plan to broadcast one CCBL game each night, in its efforts to reach more fans in the area.
League and Falmouth Commodores President Chuck Sturtevant also addressed the interns, detailing the opportunity that he believes they have to improve their abilities on air. He said that gaining experience in the league has led to previous interns landing jobs with notable media outlets, including MLB Network.
Commodores’ sideline reporter Joanne Bethea, said that she believes covering the best talent in the country each night will help improve her skills as a reporter.
“I think this is going to be a big help, just for the fact that every single game I’m doing something on camera,” Bethea said. “There’s just no better experience than just having so [much] repetition.”
After the conclusion of the meeting, the group had the opportunity to meet interns from the various clubs around the league. Broadcast intern David Hadar said that he enjoyed getting to know the other broadcasters that they will be working with throughout the summer.
“It was just really nice,” Hadar said. “[It] made me feel like we’re in a good spot here to make Falmouth, and really all of the Cape’s, broadcasts the best that they can be for this coming season.”
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