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ESPN replacing Jon Miller / Joe Morgan on Sunday Night Baseball

Celebrate, lovers of broadcasts free of ego-driven inanity, celebrate!

The four-letter network told the New York Times' Richard Sandomir on Monday afternoon that the contracts for Morgan and broadcasting partner Jon Miller, who was just inducted into the broadcasters' wing of the Hall of Fame, are not being renewed. The tandem was the only announcing duo that the 20-year-old franchise had known.

Sandomir speculates that Miller's replacement will be ESPN vet Dan Shulman, a move that Big League Stew heartily endorses. Shulman's style is among the best in the business and it's enjoyable to hear him call a game. He'll be a reason to tune in on Sunday nights. Shulman will likely be joined by former pitcher Orel Hershiser, who joined the Sunday Night booth last season, and perhaps Bobby Valentine, if teams keep passing him over for managing gigs. Three-man booths just aren't for baseball, so hopefully they'll let the game breathe a bit (a valuable skill that's already in Shulman's arsenal).

The launchings of Morgan and Miller are predictably producing a lot of glee in Internet-land, though Miller's ousting is being categorized closer to the collateral damage side. (Miller will be fine as he still has his regular work with the San Francisco Giants and could work the radio side for ESPN's Sunday night games.) As for Morgan, I've never been as offended by his antics — telling stories that didn't happen, despising the SABR approach to baseball — as some others, but it's nice to see ESPN making a move to get new, fresher and, ahem, younger voices on their main baseball broadcasts each week.

Now if we could just get them to mix up the rotation of the same five teams ...

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Its because ESPN hates the Giants
Originally posted by valrod33:
Its because ESPN hates the Giants

F*ck ESPN
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Celebrate, lovers of broadcasts free of ego-driven inanity, celebrate!

The four-letter network told the New York Times' Richard Sandomir on Monday afternoon that the contracts for Morgan and broadcasting partner Jon Miller, who was just inducted into the broadcasters' wing of the Hall of Fame, are not being renewed. The tandem was the only announcing duo that the 20-year-old franchise had known.

Sandomir speculates that Miller's replacement will be ESPN vet Dan Shulman, a move that Big League Stew heartily endorses. Shulman's style is among the best in the business and it's enjoyable to hear him call a game. He'll be a reason to tune in on Sunday nights. Shulman will likely be joined by former pitcher Orel Hershiser, who joined the Sunday Night booth last season, and perhaps Bobby Valentine, if teams keep passing him over for managing gigs. Three-man booths just aren't for baseball, so hopefully they'll let the game breathe a bit (a valuable skill that's already in Shulman's arsenal).

The launchings of Morgan and Miller are predictably producing a lot of glee in Internet-land, though Miller's ousting is being categorized closer to the collateral damage side. (Miller will be fine as he still has his regular work with the San Francisco Giants and could work the radio side for ESPN's Sunday night games.) As for Morgan, I've never been as offended by his antics — telling stories that didn't happen, despising the SABR approach to baseball — as some others, but it's nice to see ESPN making a move to get new, fresher and, ahem, younger voices on their main baseball broadcasts each week.

Now if we could just get them to mix up the rotation of the same five teams ...

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i was just about to start this thread
f**k ESPN they're bringing in a couple of f**ktards to replace two legends
I love Jon Miller (Hayward born), but due to the airlines charging double for obese passengers, I understand why they went this cost-cutting route.
im glad.

Jon Miller can now focus 100% on the Giants, and Joe Morgan was a tard anyways.

Morgan used to say the most obvious and stupid things. like "now this player here is 0 for his last 45, which means that his chances of getting a hit here are more likely because hes due for one."



too many broadcasting networks use ex player based on their on field performance, and not ability to announce and analyze the game.
Originally posted by IWASATTHECATCH:
I love Jon Miller (Hayward born), but due to the airlines charging double for obese passengers, I understand why they went this cost-cutting route.

hahahah, is he still the giants announcer? he is starting to lose it.
Originally posted by Niners99:
im glad.

Jon Miller can now focus 100% on the Giants, and Joe Morgan was a tard anyways.

Morgan used to say the most obvious and stupid things. like "now this player here is 0 for his last 45, which means that his chances of getting a hit here are more likely because hes due for one."



too many broadcasting networks use ex player based on their on field performance, and not ability to announce and analyze the game.

They were nice to listen to I thought. I don't care too much for analysis.
Now if FOX would just get rid of Buck & McCarver