Saturday, November 29, 2014

Moyer leaves Phils broadcast booth; Games after Wheeler left booth suffered

Jamie Moyer won't be in the booth for the Phillies broadcast games in 2015. That might be a good thing, as the broadcasts last year with the two new additions to the TV broadcast team were seriously lacking for about the first 3/4 of the season.

Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs shared the duties after the longtime broadcasters Chris Wheeler and former Phillies player, Gary Matthews contracts were not renewed for the 2014 season in a surprise move. It's important to note that this was Comcast's decision and not the Phillies.

Comcast Sportsnet will be searching for a replacement and wished Moyer well for his services, as Jamie cited family time as his main reason for not coming back after only 1 season in the booth.

Many fans commented on Wheeler and Matthews style of doing the games, but when they heard the alternative with Moyer and Stairs, they had to be wanting some quality to return to the booth which was seriously lacking the whole season.

The tandem of Stairs and Moyer were new to the booth and weren't ready to take on this assignment as most of the conversations weren't really game focused and the color commentary that they were supposed to be talking about often fell back to the games that they have played in the majors and a session on learning baseball, rather than what we were seeing happen on the field.

What direction will the Phillies game day broadcast go in now? There can only be an improvement here as last year's games were extremely hard to listen to and even hear the comments made by Stairs and Moyer.

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