ESPN Adds Phillips To Sunday Night Baseball…

Yesterday around 3:30 my coworker Pete screamed “Nooooooooooo.” This meant 1 of 2 things. Either someone in our office was sending him an unnecessary email or something happened in the world of sports he didn’t agree with.  Unfortunately for Pete both probably happened but for the purposes of this post we will concentrate on the later.  Pete’s reaction was to ESPN’s announcement that former New York Mets GM  Steve Phillips will be added as an announcer for Sunday Night Baseball. I had the same reaction to this as Morty Seinfeld had when he found out he was going to use a “low flow shower head”…..I don’t like the sound of that.

So now for 3 hours (4 if the Red Sox and Yankees are playing) not only do we have to listen to Joe Morgan compare everything under the sun to the Big Red Machine Reds of the 70’s but now we get to listen to Steve Phillips play GM for 3 hours.  I am not sure how adding Phillips improves a viewers listening experience. Phillips has spent most of his time on ESPN telling other General Managers how to run their team, yet he couldn’t run the Mets efficiently when he was their GM from 1997-2003.

Sunday Night Baseball just went from hard to listen to, to very hard to listen to.

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