Sunday, August 16, 2015

On the Beat with Chicago Bandits Broadcaster Eric Katz 2015

The Johngy's Beat and Justin's World of Softball joint coverage of the 2015 Chicago Bandits brings us to Eric Katz, who joined Mike Knezevich in calling the games.  Eric is interning while attending college.
An early season search for new angles to cover for the Chicago Bandits lead me to Eric.  Eric and I exchanged several messages and worked to get together for an interview.
Scheduling conflicts delayed the interview until just recently (very late in the season), but it worked out well.  Eric had a chance to get almost the full season of experience.  I am sure he had a much better perspective on things now than he would have at the start of his internship.
Eric has done a great job for the Bandits.  As you will hear in the interview, his duties also include selling, a responsibility he gladly accepted.  Eric proved he is a team player all the way.
His work on the broadcasts was excellent, too.  With a veteran broadcaster like Mike next to him, Eric was in good hands.  Eric was relaxed, prepared and interesting on the broadcasts.
It is too early to know whether Eric will return to the Bandits next season.  I am hoping he does.  Either way, he has a bright future.  I am sure we will be hearing more from Eric down the line.  I will just be glad I can say I interviewed him way back when.
Good luck Eric and thanks for all you did.

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