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Sipple: Ken Kal’s sticking to his day job, is excited about Red Wings’ season

The Detroit Free Press's George Sipple reports that Red Wings radio broadcaster Ken Kal attempted to get some, "Just in case" play-by-play practice in should he ever have to relieve one of the Detroit Tigers' broadcasters, and Kal decided that...Well, he needs some more practice...

“It was alright,” Kal said of his mock run. “I need a little polish. Baseball is a different than broadcasting hockey. You gotta learn to let it breathe a little bit. In hockey, you’re always describing action. The tempo is going all the time.”

And Kal touched upon what he's looking forward to in terms of the Wings' upcoming season:

Kal, who recently visited family in Maryland, looks forward to getting back to work and is excited to see free agent signings Daniel Afredsson and Stephen Weiss play for the Wings.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what Alfredsson can do and Stephen Weiss,” Kal said. “I think going to the East is going to be real exciting. Alfredsson is one of those guys like Dallas Drake was, where he comes in, he’s hungry. He’s never won. I like the team. They’re going to be great.”

Kal laughed about a couple errors he made in his mock broadcast.

“I did call the ball a puck one time,” Kal said. “I said, ‘(Jhonny) Peralta picked up the puck, I mean the ball.’ And I did go to a break and called it the Red Wing hockey network. Those are things that you can’t do during a baseball game.”

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“I did call the ball a puck one time,” Kal said. “I said, ‘(Jhonny) Peralta picked up the puck, I mean the ball.’ And I did go to a break and called it the Red Wing hockey network. Those are things that you can’t do during a baseball game.”

Oh yes you can. It would give your broadcasting a certain charm. I would love to hear a Ken Kal home run call more than anything else, just to see if your voice goes as high as a goal call.

Posted by Bugsy on 08/09/13 at 07:04 PM ET

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