In the old days, doctors made house calls. They brought with them a black kit filled with the essentials for the job — things like stethoscopes, syringes and bandages.
Play-by play broadcasters should also take a kit to work every day.
Here are 14 tools that should be in your play-by-play kit . . .
1. Bottled water
Sip it, don’t gulp it.
Don’t let a headache or other aches and pains slow you down.
3. Colored pens
4. Extra batteries
For every device you’re bringing.
6. Cough Drops
Fisherman’s Friend were suggested to me on Twitter.
7. Larabar Snack Bars
Any snack bar will do, but Larabars come highly recommended.
8. Clear tape
9. Blue painter’s tape
The best. It sticks to everything, then UNsticks to everything.
10. Duct tape
You need to tape your game notes in place, your spotting charts, cords and cables, it’s great to have all three kinds of tape.
12. Extension cord
You never know how far you will be from the closest outlet.
13. Power strip
You probably have more gear that needs to be powered than one outlet can handle.
14. A small fan
This is especially helpful if you have glasses. If it’s humid or you sweat, your glasses will fog up.