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Dave Raymond

Dave Raymond (born August 12, 1972) is a Major League Baseball television broadcaster for the Texas Rangers [1]. He has also worked for the San Francisco Giants (2003), Baltimore Orioles (2005), and Houston Astros (2006 to 2012).

A native of Gering, Nebraska [2], Raymond is a 21-year broadcasting veteran with experience that includes minor league stops with the independent Brockton Rox (2005), Triple-A Iowa Cubs (2000–2004), Single-A Charleston RiverDogs (1999) and the independent Sonoma County Crushers (1995–1998). Raymond spent parts of four years providing television and radio play-by-play for several Drake University football and men's basketball games as well as radio for women's basketball games (2002–2005).

He also broadcast four seasons of Stanford University women's basketball (1998–2001).

Raymond worked as a fill-in announcer for the Giants in 2003 and the Orioles in 2005. He was recommended for the jobs by Jon Miller.

Miller, who broadcasts for the Giants and, formerly ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, said Raymond "is a radio guy. He understands the medium. He understands how to paint a picture of the game, and that's his first priority."

Raymond additionally co-hosted the "J.D. and Dave's Excellent Offseason Adventure" each week during the 2008/2009 off-season with former pitcher and broadcaster Jim Deshaies on 790 AM KBME in Houston. [3]

Raymond served as Senior Class President at Stanford University while competing for the varsity Track and Field team. He earned distinction as a Scholar Athlete.

ESPN's Longhorn Network

After the 2011 baseball season, Raymond broadcast several sports on ESPN's newly launched Longhorn Network in Austin, Texas. He handled play-by-play for University of Texas men's and women's basketball games, as well as UT Baseball (fall) and Softball (fall/spring).

Raymond teamed with Bruce Bowen on men's basketball broadcasts, and worked with Debbie Antonelli and Fran Harris during women's basketball games. For softball games, he partnered with Cat Osterman, Amanda Scarborough or Megan Willis. His baseball partner was Greg Swindell in the fall.

Beginning in 2012, Raymond worked college basketball and football games for ESPN3, primarily covering SMU men's basketball with analyst Stephen Howard.

Forbes Reporter, Bubble Popper

A former business reporter for Forbes magazine, Raymond was nominated for the prestigious 2001 Loeb Award for Outstanding Business Reporting. His article about accounting irregularities at Microstrategy in early 2000 initiated the eventual stock market correction. A Washington Post article cited his story as the impetus for the Internet Bubble bursting.

"This one popped the bubble," wrote James Cramer, columnist for TheStreet.com. "MicroStrategy forever changed the Internet mania."

Subject of Infamous Trade

According to a story in the April 20, 2000 issue of Sports Illustrated, Raymond was traded from the minor league Charleston RiverDogs to the independent league St. Paul Saints for a "case of crab cakes and a pound of shrimp." Raymond took a job with the Iowa Cubs however before he could report to his new club. [4]

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