I'm Nick Badders
I serve as the lead play-by-play voice of the Australian Baseball League's Melbourne Aces and am the Broadcast and Media Relations Assistant for the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, the High-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins in the Florida State League.
I've done additional broadcast work for the Australian Baseball League and Baseball Australia and spent seasons with the Elizabethton Twins (Minnesota Twins Advanced Rookie Affiliate) and Sonoma Stompers (Independent Pacific Association).
In May 2020, I will graduate from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. At ASU, I have served as the voice of Sun Devil women's soccer and women's hockey, while also active with the Walter Cronkite Sports Network and campus radio station, Blaze Radio. Between the sports department for Blaze Radio and Pac-12 Plus streams, I have broadcasted track and field, hockey, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer.
"Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that's offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That's my ideal." - Bob Costas
I am spending the Minor League Baseball offseason in Australia, calling games and working in the front office for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League in the 2019-2020 season.