NBC’s David Gregory is the master of ceremonies for tonight’s Nationals’ home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Wash Examiner caught up with the host of Meet the Press about a passion of his other than politics and news– baseball.

Did you ever consider becoming a sportscaster?

Gregory: I grew up in Los Angeles listening to Vin Scully do the Dodgers games and what a treat that was. Like all kids I did mock broadcasts of games, but I really knew that my interests were in news, politics and international affairs so a career in sportscasting wasn’t in the cards. However, I did get a chance to meet Vin Scully at a Dodgers game in St. Louis and he was a great gentleman – but all he wanted to talk about was President Bush.

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