Tim Grubbs, Director of Broadcasting and Team Travel, New Orleans Zephyrs
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New Orleans Zephyrs Forum
Local Address: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
New Orleans Zephyrs
6000 Airline Dr.
Metairie, Louisiana 70003
United States

Company Description: New Orleans Zephyrs Baseball official website
Background

Employment History

  • Broadcaster- Tulane University
    ISP Sports
  • Broadcaster- Wake Forest University
    ISP Sports
  • Radio Partner On New Orleans Zephyrs Home Broadcasts
    Swoboda, Inc.
  • Mike Silva's NY Baseball Digest
  • Student
    Shaler High
  • Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations
    Tennessee Smokies
  • Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations
    Winston-Salem Warthogs of the Carolina League
  • Broadcaster
    Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League
  • Class AA Tennessee Smokies

Education

  • Diploma , Broadcast-Journalism
    Broadcasting Institute of Maryland
  • Sport , Management
    Robert Morris University
  • Diploma , College Prep
    Shaler Area High School
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Web References
Memphis in hot pursuit of SEC championships - Sunday, 06/05/05
www.hendersonvillestarnews.com, 5 June 2005 [cached]
Tim Grubbs is Swoboda's radio partner on New Orleans Zephyrs home broadcasts.
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nybaseballdigest.com, 21 Aug 2008 [cached]
Tim GrubbsMike Silva's NY Baseball Digest » Tim Grubbs
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Tim Grubbs, New Orleans Zephyrs Broadcaster, was kind enough to give us a quick scouting report on Brian Stokes who is pitching for the Mets on Saturday night.
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Tags: Brian Stokes, Mets, New Orleans Zephyrs, Tim Grubbs
Q & A: Tim Grubbs
www.postgazette.com, 31 Oct 2005 [cached]
Q & A: Tim Grubbs
Like most toiling in the minors, this Shaler grad dreams of someday reaching the major leagues, as an announcer.Until then, he does what it takes.
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Shaler High graduate Tim Grubbs has moved up the professional baseball ladder -- going from Class A ball with the Hickory Crawdads and Winston-Salem Warthogs, to AA ball with the Tennessee Smokies to AAA ball the past four years with the New Orleans Zephyrs.His goal remains the major leagues.
Grubbs, 32, isn't a player, however.He's a play-by-play broadcaster.And at the tail end of this past season, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Grubbs, and the team he broadcasts for, were forced to leave town like other residents.He was unable to broadcast New Orleans' final 11 games, including three canceled home games.
The Zephyrs, a Washington Nationals minor-league team, suffered a couple million dollars in damage to their field but intend on being New Orleans' first professional team to resume play this April.Grubbs most likely will be at the mike, along with his broadcasting partner, former major-league ballplayer Ron Swoboda.
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Grubbs recently talked with the Post-Gazette's Steve Hecht.
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Grubbs: I could see Hurricane damage on my way back to New Orleans, driving through Mobile, [Ala.], Biloxi, [Miss.] and Gulfport, [Miss.].
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Grubbs: I live in an apartment in the uptown section of New Orleans, near Tulane University.
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Grubbs: I think it will come back at a smaller level.
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Grubbs: I think we'll draw fans OK.The big question is corporate sales -- radio advertising, signage, promotion.Can the businesses here come back?
What do you think your chances are of becoming a major-league baseball announcer some day?
Grubbs: It's definitely my goal.I'm sending out resumes, CDs.
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Grubbs: I first got into broadcasting as a student at Shaler High, doing play by play of Titans basketball, football and hockey games.The contests were taped and later seen on the local cable television station.
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Grubbs: Al Michaels.
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Grubbs: On home runs, I use the phrase 'over and out.' I'll say 'Deep fly ball.Back to wall goes the outfielder.This one's going to be over and out.'
What might be surprising about broadcasting in the minors?
Grubbs: When I broadcast games for the Class A Winston-Salem [N.C.] Warthogs, during rain delays, I had to go to extended commercials and music, so I could go down to the field and help bring out the tarpaulin.In Tennessee and New Orleans, I've joined the cleanup crew after Fireworks Night to clean up used fireworks, so the field would be ready the next day.When you put on the broadcasting hat in the minors, that's not your only duties with the team.
What was the strangest promotion night you've been involved with?
Grubbs: Two years ago the Zepyhrs were riding a seven-game losing streak.
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Grubbs: Our mascot since 1997 has been a nutria rat named Boudreaux.
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Grubbs: The minor-league team here relocated from Denver in 1993 and in Denver they were called the Zephyrs.
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Grubbs: The Zephyrs were a Houston Astros farm team until this past season.
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Grubbs: Probably the Pirates job.
Southern League of Professional Baseball - Press Room
www.southernleague.com, 31 Aug 2001 [cached]
Tim Grubbs - Tennessee Smokies
Tim Grubbs was named the 2001 Southern League Radio Broadcaster of the Year.Grubbs is currently in his third season in the Southern League as the voice of the Tennessee Smokies.Prior to joining the Smokies he spent three seasons as the Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations for the Winston-Salem Warthogs of the Carolina League.In Winston-Salem, he spent time as the play-by-play broadcaster with the Winston-Salem Mammoths Professional Hockey team and for the Wake Forest Demon Deacon Women's Basketball team during the off-season.Grubbs has also worked as the broadcaster for the Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League and he spent his first four seasons of baseball working part time in the Pittsburgh Pirates front office from 1991-1994.
Very Unofficial New York Mets Fan Site NY Mets News Blog
www.newyorkmets.org, 18 Oct 2008 [cached]
Zephyrs broadcaster and former Mets outfielder Ron Swoboda and Tim Grubbs
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Zephyrs broadcaster and former Mets outfielder Ron Swoboda and Tim Grubbs
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The live commentary will be provided by Tim Grubbs and Former Major League outfielder Ron Swoboda all season long.
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Tim Grubbs will be broadcasting his 18th season of professional baseball. Before the Zephyrs, he spent three years as the broadcaster for the Class AA Tennessee Smokies. In 2001 he was named the Southern League's Broadcaster of the year. In 2002 Tim broadcasted his 1000th professional baseball game.
Joining Tim in the booth will be former World Series hero Ron Swoboda.
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