Mets PA Announcer Creates Walk-Up Intros For Fans Free Of Charge

Peter Haskell
April 01, 2020 - 9:41 am

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Major League Baseball players are used to the hoopla.  They come to the plate and their name booms through the public address system with the song of their choice.

Now, during these difficult days, fans can get the same treatment.

At a time when we need the distraction of baseball, we can't have it.

"I miss being there, I miss being in that booth, I miss announcing the players' names," Mets public address announcer Colin Cosell said.

While you can't go to the ballpark, Cosell will bring the energy of the ballpark to you. In an effort to bring light to the darkness, he's creating walk-up introductions upon request. 

He has recorded more than 200 walk-up introductions for fans at no charge.

"This allows me to stay sharp, keep doing what I'm doing, but do it for people who right now are scared, they're unsure of the future and need some normalcy in their lives," Cosell said. "I've had many a happy tear reading what people have said."

He's created them for teachers, doctors, and even one for Haskell.

The pieces take about 10 minutes to make.

The requests are made on Twitter using the hashtag #CallMeUpColin

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