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HOLY COW...This Kid Is Good!

Most of us wanted to grow up to be like our favorite ball player. We practiced making our swing, or the way we'd run the bases, match our big league heroes. I remember giving myself a bloody nose trying to imitate a Graig Nettles diving grab on my lawn. The good news was I caught the ball…the bad news was the bloody beak cut the afternoon short for me.

I had other idols that were also at the ballpark everyday, but they took their positions high above the action. In my neighborhood you couldn't get through a game of backyard wiffleball or home run derby without someone giving you their best Phil "The Scooter" Rizzuto. He was the voice of the Yankees on WPIX, and we all loved him. I remember serving up a pitch to my friend Brian Smith and having him exclaim, "Way back there! HOLY COW! Dave Winfield this Bud's for you!"

It was just something you did. The Scooter made us all want to call every play on the field and every towering shot crushed by Jackson, Winfield or Mattingly.

Recently, an 11-year-old Mets fan named Jacob Resnick won the SNY Kidcaster Contest and got a chance to call the action at Citi Field. During his time in the booth Jacob's favorite player, Met's shortstop Jose Reyes, got a hold of one sending it deep into the New York night. Here is Mr. Resnick's call -

The young man took to the mic like a seasoned pro. Who knows, maybe somewhere in Queens, a few years down the road, a bunch of kids will be locked in a great game of old school stickball. And at the moment one of those youngsters gets into one he'll do his best to sound like the voice of the New York Metropolitans, Jacob Resnick.

Great call, Jacob. The Scooter would be impressed.

Most of us wanted to grow up to be like our favorite ball player. We practiced making our swing, or the way we'd run the bases, match our big league heroes. I remember giving myself a bloody nose trying to imitate a Graig Nettles diving grab on my lawn. The good news was I caught the ball…the bad news was the bloody beak cut the afternoon short for me.

I had other idols that were also at the ballpark everyday, but they took their positions high above the action. In my neighborhood you couldn't get through a game of backyard wiffleball or home run derby without someone giving you their best Phil "The Scooter" Rizzuto. He was the voice of the Yankees on WPIX, and we all loved him. I remember serving up a pitch to my friend Brian Smith and having him exclaim, "Way back there! HOLY COW! Dave Winfield this Bud's for you!"

It was just something you did. The Scooter made us all want to call every play on the field and every towering shot crushed by Jackson, Winfield or Mattingly.

Recently, an 11-year-old Mets fan named Jacob Resnick won the SNY Kidcaster Contest and got a chance to call the action at Citi Field. During his time in the booth Jacob's favorite player, Met's shortstop Jose Reyes, got a hold of one sending it deep into the New York night. Here is Mr. Resnick's call -

The young man took to the mic like a seasoned pro. Who knows, maybe somewhere in Queens, a few years down the road, a bunch of kids will be locked in a great game of old school stickball. And at the moment one of those youngsters gets into one he'll do his best to sound like the voice of the New York Metropolitans, Jacob Resnick.

Great call, Jacob. The Scooter would be impressed.