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 (Minnesota Twins High-A) in the Florida State League. Outside of broadcasting, I'm an award-winning sports photographer.
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 graduated from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. At ASU, I served as the voice of Sun Devil women's soccer and women's hockey, while having also called ASU baseball, softball and men's hockey and shot photos of nearly every sport Sun Devil Athletics has to offer.
"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
Over the Minor League Baseball offseason, I had the chance to broadcast in Australia with the league champion Melbourne Aces, in between seasons working for Minnesota Twins affiliates, the Elizabethton Twins and soon, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.