At 29, Aaron Goldsmith has been hired for a job many 20-somethings would consider a dream come true. He is the newest member of the Seattle Mariners’ broadcasting team, and what a ride it has been for him. Goldsmith will be joining forces with Rick Rizz, the Mariners’ announcer for two years, on 710 ESPN and the Mariners’ Radio Network.
Goldsmith has had a quick rise to the top. In 2008 he had the opportunity to serve as an intern for the Cape Cod League while working as a landscaper in order to scrape by. He also worked as a high school basketball coach and a dog walker. He took any jobs he needed to during the offseason so that he could continue to pursue his dreams during the baseball season.
Goldsmith has a BA degree in history – so it took him a little while to get his foot in the door after he returned to school to pursue his broadcasting certificate. His first paid broadcasting job came out of Portland Maine, where he served as the Boston Red Sox’s Double-A farm team the Sea Dogs broadcaster and radio host. From there, he went on in 2010 and 2011 to serve as the broadcaster for the Texas Rangers’ Double-A affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders. In 2012, during the last season, Goldsmith went to work as the lead announcer for AAA team the Pawtucket Red Sox. Here, he announced and called for all 144 games the team played.
Let’s give Aaron a warm welcome (even with the rain and overcast skies) to Seattle! We look forward to hearing your voice announcing the M’s games for 2013.