Spencer Strider just turned in one of the most dominant seasons ever for a rookie pitcher. If he stays healthy, there’s no doubt in my mind he will be in the hunt for the NL Cy Young award every season. He’s that talented, but if pitching doesn’t work out for Strider, he could have a nice backup career as a PA announcer.
At Braves Fest this past weekend, fans were allowed to try out for the vacant PA announcer position at Truist Park, where Strider showed he has a lot more to offer than just 100 MPH heat.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 21, 2023
That’s pretty damn good if you ask me.
Spencer Strider has an exuberant personality. Look no further than the hair above his lip and his brand new #99 number, which he admitted he switched to because of Wild Thing in the movie Major League. The guy is a national treasure that must be protected at all costs. However, where Spencer Strider is most valuable is on the pitching mound. He’s the ultimate competitor, and his injury at the end of last season is a primary reason why the Braves didn’t look like themselves come the postseason. When healthy, he’s up there with the top pitchers in the league, and he is set to become the leader of the Braves staff for quite a while after signing a long-term extension with the team in the middle of last season.
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