Scooter Rizzuto

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So it's been a while since I submitted anything to Newgrounds and I thought that I'd try one or two pieces that I'd heard over the years, to see if my voice is up to much. Apparently not, because I'm not overly satisfied with this, though it will have to do.

Right, this is the late, great Phil "Scooter" Ruizzuto's commentary from a New York Yankees baseball game, used by MeatLoaf during the foreplay section of his hit song "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"


Ok, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going here, two down, nobody on, no score, bottom of the ninth.
There's the wind-up and there it is, a line shot up the middle, look at him go. This boy can really fly! He's rounding first and really turning it on now, he's not letting up at all, he's gonna try for second; the ball is bobbled out in center and here comes the throw, and what a throw! He's gonna slide in head first, here he comes, he's out! No, wait, safe--safe at second base, this kid really makes things happen out there.

Batter steps up to the plate, here's the pitch -- he's going, and what a jump he's got, he's trying for third, here's the throw, it's in the dirt -- safe at third! Holy cow, stolen base!

He's taking a pretty big lead out there, almost daring him to try and pick him off. The pitcher glance over, winds up, and it's bunted, bunted down the third base line, the suicide squeeze in on! Here he comes, squeeze play, it's gonna be close, here's the throw, there's the play at the plate, holy cow, I think he's gonna make it!


If someone wants to mock this up with the music and other sounds, I'd be absolutely thrilled, as this piece is close to my heart, being to do with the Yankees and of course part of a great song that I love duetting, when I get the chance.

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Quite nice quality

I don't really have anything to go on here, I have no idea who you're trying to sound like.

Mic quality is crisp, no problems there. You sound very confident, which is really a good trait for a voice actor trying to get noticed.

My only problem is that you don't sound like the most enthusiastic commentator here. Sure, you're full of energy, but I'm sure you could squeeze out a tad more enthusiasm about the game you're supposed to be commenting on.

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Coop responds:

Perhaps I could give it a shot and try this over some existing broadcasts for baseball, ice hockey or even basketball? I'm not sure I have the temperament to keep up with NHL speed for commentary, but it's worth a shot.

Good, but vocal. . .

You are convincing, but I believe you need to project your voice a bit more.

I feel so because it makes it a bit more authentic, since more sports speakers have to talk over cheers, boos, and even some rowdiness of the crowd at points.

You did a good job, overall.

:3 Keep going with your passion!
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Coop responds:

Yeah - I need a stand and pop-guard for that, as the mic quality was compromised if I really projected my voice, as with Brain Blessed.

Nice voice

This sounds like one of those voice people for those sports teams. It kind of annoys me every now and then since if I were to want to watch a sport I would want to watch the team without some voice distracting me. Wonder if the players ever get annoyed and distracted by it.

I think you sounded great here though. A whole lot of enthusiasm.

Overall, great job!!

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Coop responds:

I'm not sure they'd get distracted by it - that was my impression of an actual radio commentary on a New York Yankees game in the 1970s or 1980s

not bad

you have the right tone in the way you talk, however I think your using the wrong voice, if you'd made it sound like you were talking through a stadium mic. it would be more realistic.

Coop responds:

How? Like having sound effects added? I think that I'd need to badger a few people into getting it to sound right

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Jun 4, 2011
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