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10/14/12 8:41 PM ET

Broadcaster Buck hustles for NFL-NLCS double dip

SAN FRANCISCO -- A jogging Joe Buck made his way into AT&T Park around 10 minutes before the start of the National League Championship Series opener, ready to take on the second part of his unusual Sunday doubleheader.

Buck called the Giants-49ers football game for FOX at Candlestick Park earlier Sunday, and after the game ended at around 4:30 p.m. PT, Buck made the seven-mile trek in around 35 minutes on a police-escorted motorized cable-car trolley in order to be in the broadcast booth in time.

"I feel fine," Buck said as he waited for the elevator at AT&T Park to bring him to the broadcast booth. "I can't act like I'm playing in any of these two games or anything. I'm just talking, and hey, I can talk all night."

Buck said he had never participated in such a rushed two-game broadcast set, but that he wasn't going to miss a chance to call the opener to the NLCS when the schedule provided the opportunity.

"It's fun, and I was looking forward to this game all day," Buck said. "The focus is on these games, and if I weren't to be able to make this game, the two teams would still play and nobody would care."

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