"It's remarkable because you just get told 'no' by so many teams and it was such a frustrating summer. And just a guy to give you a chance who doesn't even know you...because you're trying to break down that door. You get told 'no' and get discouraged. I was in the same boat as so many people just getting discouraged."
Chet Yoder of the Shreveport Mudbugs pays the price to chase a dream
Any aspiring play-by-play announcer needs to hear Chet Yoder’s story. Just like a salesman, Yoder kept knocking and doors, only to not get answer. With rejections continuing to pile up, Yoder questioned his career choice before getting the call do announce minor league hockey with the Shreveport Mudbugs. Besides calling games, Yoder paints the realistic picture of due paying in order to make ends meet–enabling him to keep chasing the dream. In his conversation with Dave, Yoder becomes emotional on his getting his break, the challenges of working during the COVID-19 pandemic and what lies ahead for the Mudbugs.
The Dave Lewis Show
Chet Yoder overcame doubt and rejection to chase play-by-play dream