Someone out there can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the franchise parted ways with the venerable emcee after the 2007-2008 season. I really miss his "honest" energy, his grit, "Arco Thunder" ("...in 29 other cities it is just a game, but this is Sacramento...") OK, maybe it needs a new name now, but we can still have the monologue, which by the way stands as the biggest statement of pride that this city holds in itself in its ~160 year incorporated history. Wow. I'm going to take a shower now.
I believe you all are hearing my point; I'd like to see Vivek and Co. bring back Big Mike as emcee for the 2013-2014 season after several years of what has been, in my opinion, more entertainment and less energy from the replacement crew at the arena.
I'm curious to hear the thoughts of the Arco/Sleep Train faithful over the years on this topic. Of course, Big Mike might not even be local anymore, or he might have a dream job locked up, who knows. It's just a thought.