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Big League's Neverett gives back to aspiring broadcasters

Posted at 10:50 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 00:50:03-04

"A great part of my day is filling out this book," Neverett said.

Los Angeles Dodgers radio and television broadcaster Tim Neverett loves to talk the game of baseball.

While the long time play-by-play man awaits a return to the booth, he's spends his time giving back to aspiring broadcasters across the country.

I took at all those things I learned along the way and try to pass them on," Neverett said.

From tips on calling games to stories about his road to the Big Leagues, the New England native has set up multiple virtual meetings to answer any and all questions from his youthful peers.

"Sometimes I'll listen to it and say you know what, I had a hole, might have had something that would have added to that at-bat," Neverett said.

Like hundreds of announcers across the country, the 54-year old is waiting on Major League Baseball and the Player's Association to come to terms on a new agreement to begin the 2020 season.

"Devouring everything I can about these negotiations that are going on because it effects a lot of people in a lot of ways," Neverett said. "We could do the games either from home, from the booth at Dodgers Stadium or in the studio, it hasn't been determined yet."

In the meantime, the longtime baseball voice is soaking up a chance to share his story and bring budding young talents together.

"It's good to meet these guys and talk to these guys," Neverett said. "Just happy to offer my experiences and anything to help them maybe move up the ladder."

With two sons also in the industry, Neverett understands the struggle. One that resonates all too well with Grand Junction native and Richmond Flying Squirrels broadcaster Blaine McCormick.

"He said, sleep on an inflatable mattress if you have to," McCormick laughed. "I'm that guy; I sleep on an inflatable mattress during the season."

When Neverett tweeted out the opportunity to join the forum last week, the Coloradoan jumped at the invitation from his family's farm out West.

"To not only be able to pick his brain but also hear what his experience was like, it's really awesome," McCormick said.

Having worked for the Rockies, Pirates, Red Sox and now Dodgers, Neverett is living his childhood dream. While he waits for his return to "The Show", he's happy to help others try and do the same.

"You've got to have some grind to what you're doing," Neverett said. "Keep at it, never say no and keep a good attitude about it."