Padres' PA Announcer Auditions Draw Hundreds To Petco Park
Hundreds "lined up outside Petco Park" yesterday to audition to replace PA announcer Frank Anthony, who "served as the voice of the Padres for 10 years before he was told they were looking for someone new." Auditions "were held on the field level," with each participant "looking toward the outfield." The three judges "were unseen, watching from a luxury box." About five to 10 finalists "will perform at FanFest on Feb. 8, and the winner will be announced on opening day March 30." The pay, which is "hourly, was not disclosed" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 1/26).