This is very, very interesting news from the Mets.
After Alex Anthony (the longest tenured Mets PA Announcer, from 2003 until 2017) firing at the beginning of the year, it was PA Announcer Rob Rush who took over the helm as the voice of the stadium.
Rob’s voice was very similar to that of Anthony, and he had a similar style of voice. I had assumed that Rob would just slide in as the replacement, (he was previously the back-up) but he has now been reassigned, to make way for two brand new public address announcers, that will debut during this weekend’s Mets versus Cubs series.
The New York Mets today announced Marysol Castro and Colin Cosell as public address announcers for the 2018 season. Castro and Cosell will split duties for the team with Castro making her Citi Field debut tomorrow night and Cosell on Saturday night.
Castro will become the Mets’ first female public address announcer. She has spent the last two decades as a television journalist and host. Castro has previously worked at WPIX-TV, News 12 The Bronx and served as the weather anchor on Good Morning America for seven years. She has also anchored weather at CBS’s The Early Show and spent two years as a host and sideline reporter for ESPN. Castro attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City and Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
First off, I think it’s absolutely phenomenal that the Mets are letting a female do the PA duties, and Cosell seems like a good fit as well; that being said, I’m curious to see how they are going to break up the time. It’s already a part-time gig, so breaking it up seems like an odd choice.
Also, was anything wrong with Rob Rush? I knew he was the interim to start, but is it really necessary to hire two new voices? I guess we will see this weekend…..