Keep the Kettle Hot — Meet the Broadcasters
by Nic Jacobsen
Keep the Kettle Hot, the official podcast of the Cotuit Kettleers, is here to help fill the baseball void this summer. With weekly episodes, we’ll keep your content craving satiated with interviews, updates, and conversations with figures from in and around the Kettleers organization. Our broadcast team is headed by hosts Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Skinner.
Ryan Zimmerman is a 2020 graduate of the University of California Berkley. A Chicago native, Zimmerman fell in love with baseball going to Cubs games as a child. Having began following the Cape Cod League after an internship with the New England Collegiate Baseball League, he quickly pinpointed the Kettleers as an organization that he wanted to be a part of. The Kettleers’ willingness “to go the extra mile to keep their fans engaged and updated” through their content stood out, according to Zimmerman. Through his internship with the Kettleers, he hopes to improve, develop and learn as a broadcaster. Ultimately, Zimmerman’s dream is to one day work as a play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs.
Fun Facts: Majored in Applied Mathematics and Spanish in college. In addition to being an accomplished soccer player, he was the scorekeeper and emergency-pinch-runner for his high school baseball team. Enjoys playing guitar and outdoor activities. Once helped create an algorithm to predict the winner of individual one-on-one matchups in golf tournaments.
Joe Skinner is a rising senior at Penn State University. Growing up in South Riding, Virginia, he fell in love with the game of baseball from an early age and continued to play the game competitively throughout high school. According to Skinner, baseball is“the ultimate physical and mental test of ability and durability in a team setting.” This passion and admiration for the beauty of the game is what has driven him to pursue a career in broadcasting. Skinner aspires to call games for his favorite team, The Boston Red Sox.
Fun Facts: Majors in Broadcast Journalism Loves to compete in intramural flag-football, softball, and ultimate Frisbee in college. Started calling games his senior year in high school after starting a sports radio stream for the football and basketball teams. Currently broadcasts games for Penn State.