BH: What a lot of people don't know about you is that you've been a speech teacher for most of your life at the high school and college level. Do you consider yourself a speech teacher first and the Yankee announcer second?
BS: I'm a teacher first and a Yankee announcer second or maybe third or fourth. Primarily, my whole training has been to be a speech teacher. That's what I decided to do when I was early in college at St. John's (University in New York). For many years I was teaching high school speech during the day, St. John's in the late afternoons and evenings and some of the summer times, and in the meantime, I was still at Yankee Stadium doing the night games and the weekend games.
We will hopefully see Mr. Sheppard later this summer. The old place just ain't the same without him.