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Get To Know Your Goats: Play-by-Play Broadcaster Jeff Dooley

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    Get To Know Your Goats: Play-by-play Broadcaster Jeff Dooley

    Jeff Dooley has been behind the mic for the New Britain Rock Cats and Hartford Yard Goats for the last 22 years. Despite the franchise changing its location and name, Dooley’s presence has remained on the air.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019)

    Jeff Dooley has been behind the mic for the New Britain Rock Cats and Hartford Yard Goats for the last 22 years.

    “I knew I had a passion to be a broadcaster and I knew it was something I always wanted to do and I love the fact that you’re at the game describing the action,” said Dooley.

    Despite the franchise changing its location and name, Dooley’s presence has remained on the air.

    “I’ve worked for three different ownership groups and it’s like you buy the team but it comes with the broadcaster,” said Dooley.

    He works alongside longtime broadcast partner Dan Lovallo and their familiarity with each other makes for a smooth broadcast.

    “Even better when they tell me it was like I was a the game when I listen,” said Dooley.

    Just like the players on the field, the goal is to one day make it to the big leagues.

    “At the end of the day, I would love to broadcast major league baseball,” Dooley added. “It’s been a goal since I was a kid.”

    In the meantime, he’s thrilled to be the voice of the Yard Goats.

    “If its’ the minor leagues that I have to stay, this is where I want to be,” said Dooley. “This is a great spot to be in Hartford.”

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