The Oakland Athletics announced their popular, former centerfielder, Coco Crisp will join the organization’s radio broadcast team for the upcoming season.
“We’re so excited to welcome Coco back to our organization,” A’s president Dave Kaval said in the team’s press release. “We know he’ll bring his baseball knowledge and love for the green and gold into the radio booth to provide a unique perspective of the game.”
Crisp is set to work 33 games in the broadcast booth for the A’s, while also contributing to their new digital channel on TuneIn. In addition to broadcasting on terrestrial radio, the Athletics have placed an emphasis on digital content, where fans will be able to access the team’s 2019 games on TuneIn.
After parting ways with the Bay Area’s 95.7 The Game, there was much scrutiny as to whether or not the A’s would have a radio partner in 2019. Last week, the Athletics announced a partnership with Salem Radio Network to have KTRB 860 The Answer serve as their new flagship station. With their new radio affiliate, Ken Korach and Vince Cotroneo will continue as the Athletics full-time broadcasters, with Crisp serving as the third voice for the 33 games he’s in the booth.
“The time I spent in Oakland as a player was very special, so to come back in any role is exciting,” Crisp said. “This is a new venture for me – there’s excitement when you are doing something new in baseball and this is definitely new. I looked at how Dallas Braden transitioned as a player with Oakland and I always thought that this might be an opportunity. This was a no-brainer for me when it was presented.”
Crisp spent seven of his 15 major league seasons in Oakland, playing a major role in the Athletics three-year playoff run from 2012-14.