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Tom McCarthy Back in the Booth

Abbreviated from the Phillies Press Release:

Tom McCarthy, who spent the last two seasons as a play-by-play announcer for the New York Mets on WFAN, is returning to his roots as a member of the Phillies broadcasting team, Rob Brooks, Manager, Broadcasting announced today. His contract is five years in length.

“He will do play-by-play for three innings when Hall of Famer Harry Kalas is not on television. Harry will continue to provide play-by-play for six innings on TV while also doing the fourth inning on radio as he’s done in years past,” said Brooks.

Jim Jackson will return handling pre- and post-game shows on WPHT The Big Talker 1210 AM and the Phillies radio network.

Scott Franzke will keep his play-by-play duties while Larry Andersen, Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews return as color commentators.

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  5. c merlino

    May 22, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Why is Gary Matthews back for a second season? Does somebody in management owe him a big favor? We would rather turn the sound off when he is in the booth and listen to the radio broadcast. Nice guy, but come on! Not an announcer!

  6. Geoff

    May 22, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Actually, I think Gary Matthews knows a lot more about baseball and is a better announcer than Chris Wheeler. I dont like Matthews in the middle innings, i prefer him in the beginning and the end of the game. tom mccarthy is excellent though a good successor to harry if he ever decides to retire.

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  9. ray

    August 8, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    my comment is directed to tom mccarthy, hey tom we in philadelphia don’t need to know every little detail about every player his father his brother mom and so on,also you don’t need to describe every dam quirk that takes place off the field,you geeting the picture,comment on game play don’t be a rachet jaw,you just don’t shut your mouth for a second,people in phila are very knowledgeable,you are simply annoying
    thank god for the mute funtion,you know tom i could go on and on with this but i thing you get it.Please shut up. comment on game play?Oh and tell wheeler he’s infected to?

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  12. steve

    September 11, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with Ray,
    T Mac must get payed by the word!
    The spots he does during the game have you noticed he crams a 10min. pontification into 30 seconds.
    Shut up already!!!
    Bring back Scott Grahm!

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