Madison, WI – May 28, 2013. The Madison Mallards are excited to announce that Aaron Sims will be returning for his ninth consecutive year as the club’s PA announcer. This season marks Sims’ tenth year with the club overall, as he began with the team in 2004 as a radio play-by-play announcer.
“It’s fun to go out and see the future Major League Baseball stars and then just seeing the people having fun,” Sims said. “It’s become the thing to do in Madison. It’s a blast.”
Fans can expect the same fun and engaging voice from Sims that has come to fill the “Duck Pond” during Mallards home games. Since he took over in 2005 as the club’s PA announcer, Sims has been a favorite of the Mallards faithful by keeping games exciting throughout the summer.
Sims has seen Warner Park undergo a fair share of renovations since he started and is especially excited to see the team’s new Zimbrick Honda video board.
“I’m anxious to see the new scoreboard,” he said. “But the Sports Impressions Team Green store is incredible, the area behind home plate is incredible. Just the whole thing.”
In 2005 and 2006, he served in two roles with the team, as both the PA announcer and play-by-play broadcaster for the Mallards road games.
The Mallards are not the only Wisconsin sports connection that Sims has. During the Mallards offseason he has worked with the Milwaukee Admirals hockey team as a broadcaster for the last seven years, and also updates content on their team’s blog. In addition to that role, he also serves as the head of the organization’s outreach program.
Sims is already thrilled for his ninth year with the team to get underway with the Mallards.
“It’s pretty incredible what they’ve done there since I started 10 years ago,” he said. “Somebody asked me the other day if Warner Park was still going, and I said ‘Yeah, you wouldn’t believe what it looks like right now.’ I don’t think they realize how incredible it is right now.”
The Mallards will host their season opener against the Eau Claire Express on May 29th at 7:05 pm at the “Duck Pond.” Single-game tickets are on-sale now!
The Madison Mallards are part of the 16-team Northwoods League. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. In 2013, the Northwoods League will celebrate its 20th season.