(L-R) Lugnut Mascot “Big Lug” and Jesse Goldberg-Strassler.

Lansing Lugnuts Radio Broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler has received the call to step up, at least temporarily, to major league baseball play-by-play.  Strassler, who has been calling the Lugnut games since 2009, was called up by affiliate-team the Oakland Athletics for help with three games this past week with the Boston Red Sox.

Goldberg-Strassler told WSYM-TV, “The Oakland Athletics lead broadcaster Ken Korach is taking off some time over the course of the season. And the other A’s broadcaster, Vince Cotroneo, had the idea of filling in those spots that Ken was taking off with members of the Oakland Athletics minor league system, the broadcast crew.  It is such a joy to say, I am part of the team who’s bringing A’s baseball out there on the airwaves.”

He says he wanted to be a radio broadcaster because he listened to baseball on the radio. “And that’s all I do is just describe baseball on the radio. It makes me feel so good to see it’s still valued and loved,” Goldberg-Strassler said.

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