Don’t be surprised if you get goosebumps just before the start of Game 1 of the World Series.
FOX, which will broadcast Tuesday night’s Fall Classic opener, tabbed Bill Belichick to voice the opening video for Game 1, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. That’s right: Before the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers do battle at Fenway Park, you’ll be treated to the electric voice of the New England Patriots head coach.
This should be good.
Sure, Belichick could surprise everyone and offer some hair-raising monologue. But, at the very least, fans probably should expect around 10 snorts and a minute’s worth of mumbling.
UPDATE (3:30 p.m. ET): Speaking on a conference call Tuesday afternoon, Belichick said he was “honored” to lend his dulcet tones to FOX’s pregame coverage.
“I was honored that they asked me to do it,” Belichick said. “It was great to be a part of that. I don’t really (have) that much of a baseball background, but the World Series is one of the great sporting events in this country, and it has great tradition to it, especially with these two franchises. So I’m very humbled to have been asked to participate in that and look forward to watching some of it.”
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