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So You Think You Can Be The Next Padres PA Announcer?

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The crowd prepares for the national anthem at Petco Park before a Padres game.

The Padres will host open tryouts for their vacant public address announcer position Saturday.

The casting call begins at 9 a.m. at Petco Park. The Padres said applicants should plan on spending most of the day at the stadium, especially if a lot of hopefuls show up.

Those chosen as semi-finalists will be interviewed, and the finalists will get to showcase their skills during the annual Padres FanFest, which is scheduled for Feb. 8.

Fans will choose the top three by casting votes online.

The winner will be selected in March and be required to work every home game on the schedule, team officials said.

The Padres did not say why Frank Anthony, the team's PA announcer since Petco Park opened in 2004, is being replaced.

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