(July 15, 2020) Veteran sports talk radio host Patrick Creighton has earned a baseball play-by-play job in a league that didn’t exist just one month ago. Creighton is part of the two-man broadcast team for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the new Constellation Energy League.
The Skeeters have long-played in the independent Atlantic League. The Constellation Energy League was put together last month. It features four teams playing a 56-game schedule. The season started July 10th and is scheduled through August 30th.
Former Major League players Pete Incaviglia, Roger Clemens, Greg Swindell and Dave Eiland are managing the four CEL teams.
Creighton’s role with the Skeeters resulted from a longtime relationship with team owner Kevin Zlotnik. “They used to have their radio broadcasts on SB Nation Houston 1560 AM when I was hosting a show on that station,” Creighton recalls. “We would do live broadcasts from Constellation Field, the home of the Skeeters.”
Creighton and Zlotnik had long discussed the idea of Creighton doing a handful of Skeeters broadcasts as a cross promotion but it didn’t work out until now. Creighton will call Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday games. Weekend dates are all doubleheaders.
An STAA member since 2011, Creighton has spent most of the past nine years in sports radio. He’s been hosting local and national shows from Houston since 2013, the past five years for SB Nation Radio and Gow Media.
As much he loves in sports talk, Creighton’s goal in college was play-by-play. He’s broadcast Long Island University football, basketball, baseball and softball, University of Houston baseball, Rice University women’s basketball and high school football, baseball and softball.
“The more you can do, the more valuable you make yourself. I’ve long believed that having as much versatility as possible is always a good thing in an employer’s eyes,” Creighton says.
Creighton would ultimately love to call Major League Baseball. “There’s no better radio play-by-play job than baseball,” he says. “Baseball gives you the most intimate setting, it is the conversational broadcast, and allows you to have the most fun. It is the only broadcast where you paint the picture of the game, and bring the listener right into the action and strategy. When you love baseball the way I do, there’s no better place to be than at the ballpark.
“I have always enjoyed calling games. The more work I can get, the better.”
(Visit Patrick”s STAA Talent Page).