Breaking: Miller And Morgan Not Splitting Up, But Adding Phillips To The Team

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Of all the things that could be done to the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball booth, this was not....and I mean NOT the move. Instead of the long rumored plan of splitting up the duo of Miller and Morgan, the "Leader" is actually adding another member to the booth. Who you ask?

Steve F'ing Phillips! Via Watchdog....

ESPN will announce Wednesday that Steve Phillips will join Jon Miller and Joe Morgan in the "Sunday Night Baseball" booth for 2009, altering for the network's announcing lineup for its showcase event for the first time in 20 seasons of televising MLB.

The former Mets general manager, who has been an analyst for ESPN since 2005, will make his regular-season debut April 5 for the Opening Night game between the Phillies and Braves.

Phillips will continue to serve as an analyst for games and studio shows during the week.
Ugh. I still can't for the life of me understand why ESPN gets the pairings and studio shows right for Sports like College Football and Basketball, but has no f'ing clue when it comes to Baseball. I will always love Jon Miller for the time he spent in Baltimore, and I think the guy still has something left, but ESPN is doing him no favors by giving him two of the most incompetent people at the network to work with.

More when the announcement comes tomorrow.

ESPN to add Steve Phillips to its Sunday night booth (Watchdog)

13 Comments:

I wish Oral Hershiser was with Jon Miller. I like him and he does a good job.

panderson1988 said...
Jan 20, 2009, 11:52:00 PM  

Can we start a pammy competition just for sunday night baseball? Cause with Stevie in there, we're bound to hear some good ones

Matt Barnes said...
Jan 21, 2009, 1:04:00 AM  

I like Steve Phillip's work, howeverver, I don't think adding another person to that booth is the way ot go. They already have Miller, Morgan and Peter Gammons. They should've dropred Morgan ffrom that booth, he sitnks.

sportsfan25 said...
Jan 21, 2009, 1:09:00 AM  

Jesus Christ; do they want no one to watch Sunday Night Baseball now? tWWL just doesn't run out of stupid ideas, do they?

Unholy_Diver said...
Jan 21, 2009, 1:14:00 AM  

I hate Steve Phillips. He was a failure as a GM and he's biased and uninteresting as a broadcaster.

I will be muting every Mets or Yankees games broadcast on ESPN, and watching with the radio broadcast turned on instead.

HeirToKetwerp said...
Jan 21, 2009, 5:54:00 AM  
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BCS-Sucks said...
Jan 21, 2009, 9:25:00 AM  

Did anyone catch the Vandy/Tennessee game last night? At one point they cut to the female sideline correspondent (don't know who it was) who told the audience about an interview she had before the game with Emmanuel Negedu of Tennessee. She said that she asked him for his thoughts on the Obama inauguration and she said that he explained that in his country "African-American" presidents are obviously common.

Please tell me someone got this clip...

BCS-Sucks said...
Jan 21, 2009, 9:33:00 AM  

Only ESPN would believe that the solution to every problem is addition...

Ted said...
Jan 21, 2009, 9:38:00 AM  

I can't wait for ESPN to wrestle Matt Millen away from NBC for their NFL Draft coverage.

Jan 21, 2009, 10:00:00 AM  

Even worse, COUNTERPOINT Steve Phillips will also be in the booth.

SSReporters said...
Jan 21, 2009, 10:18:00 AM  

The Sunday Night booth just got a lot more pro-Tigers and Mets.

GMoney said...
Jan 21, 2009, 10:54:00 AM  

Not to go off topic for a moment, but BCS-Sucks, that has to be one of the funnier quotes I've heard in a while.

As to the move by the NY/NE-wide leader, what are they thinking? Just when I thought I'd have a reason to watch baseball on TV this year, they do this. I'll just have to wait and see how Brian Anderson will pan out as Joe Magrane's replacement on Rays broadcasts...

Chris in Tampa said...
Jan 21, 2009, 11:36:00 AM  

"20 long, painful years"...it hurts just to see that in writing. SNB...Helping viewers reconnect with the "mute" button for WAY too long.

Monty said...
Jan 21, 2009, 4:41:00 PM  

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