How about some San Diego Padres news today.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the Padres will announce today that the legendary Dick Enberg will be doing the play-by-play on TV for the Padres in 2010.
Enberg, who is best known for calling the NFL on CBS, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open (Tennis), will be announcing anywhere between 110-120 games for the Padres in 2010. Mark Neely, who was the Padres play-by-play man in 2009, will be doing the games that Enberg doesn’t do.
This won’t be Enberg’s first rodeo when it comes to announcing local baseball games. Enberg was the voice of the then California Angels from 1969-1978.
I think this is a good move for the Padres. I have always liked Enberg in the booth even though his voice reminds me of the many New York Jets failures I have had to endure throughout the years.
Enberg is one of those rare announcers that gives the game he is announcing a big game feel no matter what the game is.
Vin Scully, Bob Costas, and Al Michaels are in that same category.
Current analyst Mark Grant will continue to serve in that role in 2010. 2010 will be Grant’s 14th season with the Padres.
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