With Bob Sheppard’s retirement official, the Yankee PA duties will now pass to Paul Olden, and this weekend, the 2009 fill-in for the Yanks’ own Voice of God sat down with some local reporters to discuss his new role. Olden called his Yanks’ PA duties “one of the best jobs” he’s ever had and says he would have been honored to give Sheppard back his spot in the booth. “When I accepted the position, it was always with the knowledge that if he was able to recover and wanted to come back . . . I would gladly give the microphone to him,” Olden said to Newsday’s Neil Best. Olden notes that Sheppard has also given him his blessings.
Meanwhile, for a walk down Memory Lane, check out the Bob Sheppard Tribute Video from the May 7, 2000 Bob Sheppard Day at Yankee Stadium. A tip of the hat goes to Sliding Into Home for digging that one up.