To borrow from the title of Curt Smith's great book about the great baseball announcers of all-time, they are "The Voices of the Game."
Not until the advent of satellite TV could fans access as many games as they can today. Local telecasts and the Saturday "Game of the Week" have given way to virtually every game being available for a few extra bucks.
Taking a trip around the league, we see those play-by-play announcers and analysts that rate a cut above the rest for their knowledge of the game and, equally as important, the entertainment factor they bring to their telecasts.
Here then are our choices for the five best baseball broadcasting teams in the game today.