Joe Castiglione can be excused if some of the early innings have escaped from memory through the years. He has broadcast more than 5,000 major league games, achieving that milestone last season, and has been the constant in the Red Sox radio booth for more than a generation.
Opening Day will mark the beginning of Castiglione’s 30th season calling the Red Sox.
That’s a lot of baseball, even for someone whose enjoyment of the game hasn’t waned.
‘’The love is still there,’’ said Castiglione, who called Indians games for a couple of years and the Brewers in 1981 before coming to Boston for the 1983 season. ‘’I still have fun doing it.’’
That he can instantly recite the relevant details from the first game he called with the Red Sox isn’t exactly a surprise worthy of his ‘’Can you believe it?’’ catchphrase.
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