Young Cardinal fan gives announcers a run for their money

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by Mike Colombo

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 29 at 5:10 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)--Deciding if you'll root for the Cards or the Cats is probably something you were born into here in Kentuckiana.
 
WHAS11's Mike Colombo found one local youngster who's not just rooting for the Cardinals, he announces his loyalties.
 
Sean Moth's voice is recognizable, but as UofL's PA announcer, his face might not be.
 
"It's not rocket science. There are definitely some nuances and I think the biggest part of it is just getting over the hurdle of being able to talk over a loud system," said Moth.
 
Despite Sean's talents and modesty, there's someone after his job. From New Albany, three-year-old Braxton Mayfield.
 
"He started the line up's just as soon as he could talk," said his mom Jess Mayfield.
 
Braxton doesn't just know his favorite players names and numbers, he knows each and every Cardinal.
 
"I said Jared Swoopshire's number wrong last night and I got in trouble," said his mom.
 
Braxton's booming bravado has already gone viral. Captured for the world to see on-line, his parents get a front row seat to the show each night.
 
"We have a flashlight and we go around like this and we have to run and bump, and then we shoot lay-ups. Then we do jump ball and then we play," added his mom.
 
And while the youngsters dream is to play for Cards, he's already got something to fall back on.
 
"The fact he not only has the early start on me, this technology boost he's got with the You Tube video is perfect, it's perfect,” said Moth.
 
And just like the rest of Cardinal nation he wants only one thing come Saturday.
 
"Beat Kentucky!" said Braxton.

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