I grew up a NY Yankees fan, listening to the great Mel Allen call the games in which my first sports hero, Mickey Mantle, starred. In the 1980s, a friend, Bill Gubbins, hired Allen to do some voice work on a media project. He asked Mel to record an answering machine message for me and he generously agreed. The recording here is “upcut” slightly. Just imagine that you tuned into the broadcast one second after the top of the hour.