Could on-field microphones play a bigger role in baseball games when the Colorado Rockies and the rest of Major League Baseball finally return to the playing field?
That’s one of the points reportedly being discussed as Major League Baseball toys with the idea of playing a shorter season potentially within empty stadiums in Arizona (or potentially in both Arizona and Florida). If Colorado Rockies fans can’t be in the stadium to cheer on their favorite players, being able to hear what they’re saying at key points of the game could help enhance what will likely be a much different game day experience.
With empty stadiums, microphones will likely pick up more banter than we’ve heard in previous seasons. But what about players wearing microphones as they have during All-Star Games previously?
That’s where we know Charlie Blackmon has shined in the past. Flash back to this conversation during the 2018 All-Star Game. A discussion about his beard in the middle of the game is a beautiful thing. After all, he is “a little ‘stitious” and outfielders don’t have a lot of friends. Just some of the things we love to hear from Chuck Nazty.
We know Blackmon is a natural for this if microphones are a bigger part of the game in 2020. But what about some of the other Rockies we’d love to see have a microphone at their disposal during a game? Here are some of our thoughts. See what you think.