Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton will soon add Major League Baseball broadcaster to his extensive resume.
If that wasn't enough, Walton briefly delayed the game because he was having such a good time interacting with the umpires at home plate:
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Tonight‘s game will not start on time, almost entirely due to the fact that after he threw out the ceremonial first pitch, Bill Walton joined in the exchange of lineup cards — and proceeded to talk for three full minutes without interruption. It was an awesome sight. https://t.co/dvzIcOYcFE
The magic of Walton in the announcer's booth is you never know what he's going to say.
The White Sox are 51-62 and 18 games back in the American League Central. Bringing a new voice into the broadcast booth is a good way to ensure even casual fans will tune in to hear stories about the Grateful Dead and anything else Walton has on his mind.