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Moyer, Stairs Expected to Join TV Booth

MLB.com is reporting that Comcast is leaning towards adding Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs to their broadcast team as color commentators. Both former players lack experience in the booth, but goodwill from each of their 2008 postseason moments should carry them through the early going of their new position with the franchise. Since the announcement of the $2.5B agreement with the Phillies, Comcast has targeted a lineup solely made of former players to replace the vacancies left by the removal of Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews.

Preferences and opinions of broadcasters can vary widely between viewers, and it's pretty hard to have a strong one towards any of the candidates based off of the perceived personality we assign to them from short snippets of pre/post game interviews. My first reaction would be the ignorant, stereotypical thought that Moyer is an 'old school, student of the game' type of announcer while Stairs is the fun-loving, man's man - but who knows how either of these guys would end up calling a game. I believe most Phillies and baseball fans feel they know Jamie Moyer more intimately than Matt Stairs, and believe he would be greeted with the more favorable reception.

Personally, I am a big critic of Tom McCarthy and share a defeated view that it won't really matter who is paired along side him during his sugary, long winded calls and manufactured enthusiastic sponsor plugs. In any case, 'change' of any capacity in this organization is what we all want, but unfortunately, the only change this team has given us in 2014 is the return of familiar faces.

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