To spotlight the Chevy Youth Baseball program, which is entering its fourth year, SNY visited participating youth baseball teams and asked kids what they want to know about Kevin Burkhardt:
Kevin: My favorite team was the Mets!
Delakwa, Age: 11: Who is your favorite Met?
Kevin: It was Darryl Strawberry growing up.
Ryan, Age: 11: Who is your favorite MLB player?
Kevin: Thats a tough question, Ryan. I like watching a lot of players. I love watching Juan Lagares play CF.
Matthew, Age: 11: What is your favorite ballpark?
Kevin: I have a few of them, but my top 3 are AT&T Park, Petco Park, and Wrigley Field.
Andrew, Age: 11: What is your favorite part of being a broadcaster?
Kevin: My favorite part of being a broadcaster is going to work everyday at the ballpark! I enjoy getting to know the players, and being able to tell stories about them on the air.
Alex, Age: 11: What is the most interesting thing that you have seen in your travels?
Kevin: That is a great question Alex! I like to go to different cities and see the sights when I can. During a game, the most interesting thing probably was kayaking in McCovey Cove back in 2007. There were so many people out on the water with barbeque grills and TVs just waiting to catch a Barry Bonds homerun. It was certainly unique.
Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between the New York Area Chevrolet Dealers and the communities they serve. The program provides assistance to 65 leagues by contributing over $100,000 in monetary and equipment donations.