Fox Sports tapped Patriots coach Bill Belichick to narrate a World Series Game 1 hype video ahead of Tuesday night’s matchup between the Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The video, titled “How Do You Make History,” was set to kick off the broadcast network’s 8 p.m. live coverage at Fenway Park.
“Through the years, the players have changed, but the commitment, the ambition, the goal has not,” Belichick says in the voiceover.
A Fox Sports spokesperson said the arrangement came about out of the relationship they’ve developed over the years as a NFL broadcast partner, and the Patriots signed off on the idea. During a conference call Tuesday afternoon, Belichick said he was “honored” to be asked to do the video.
“I don’t really have that much of a baseball background, but the World Series is one of the great sporting events in this country and has great tradition to it, especially with these two franchises,” he said. “I’m very humbled to have been asked to participate in that. I look forward to watching some of it.”
Belichick said earlier this month that he’s pulling for the Red Sox in their playoff run. After the team advanced to the World Series last week, the Patriots coach offered a few reticent words of support, as only he could.
“Whatever they need to do, they can do,” Belichick said. “Hit, pitch, run, play defense, take pitches. They’re good.”