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Matt Vasgersian Leaving Padres for MLB Network In Studio Host

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Fin Fan In Cali, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Former Padres announcer looking forward to job with MLB Network


    Matt Vasgersian made it clear: He would rather live in La Jolla than Manhattan. But sometimes it's more complicated than that.
    Which is why Vasgersian is leaving Channel 4 San Diego for a job as MLB Network's first studio host. The Major League Baseball-owned network, which will be based in Secaucus, N.J., just outside New York, will launch Jan. 1 in approximately 50 million cable and satellite homes.
     
  2. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    Vasgersian is the most underrated play-by-play guy in Baseball. Ive always wondered why he wasn't doing EPSN, TBS, or Fox National games. Good for him.
     
  3. Ray Finkle

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    Never heard of him but if he spares us from having to listen to Buck Martinez, Joe Morgan or Chip Carrey I'm all for it.
     
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  4. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    He is a very good baseball guy. We will miss him here doing our broadcasts.
     
  5. King Felix

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    look forward to this mlb network
     
  6. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    How dare you speak about Chip Caray like that Sir.
     
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  7. Rocky Raccoon

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    it's ok...he's a Red Sox fan...he doesn't know any better.
     
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  8. Ray Finkle

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    You guys can't be serious. I know he's the Braves announcer and all but he is awful. Did you listen to any of his games this post season? It was like listening to someone putting their nails on a chalkboard for 4 hours straight.
     
  9. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    I am serious. I liked Chip Caray when he was doing Cubs games on WGN. I know his accent isnt as soothing as the New England chowda accents the fine announcers on NESN have, but cut the guy some slack :wink2:
     
  10. Rocky Raccoon

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    he's no Skip, but he certainly isn't bad.
     
  11. Ray Finkle

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    His accent has nothing to do with the fact that he was clueless and rambled on about nonsense for 3 weeks. Hey maybe he had a bad month but listening to him made me miss Buck and McCarver and that says a lot.
     
  12. HardKoreXXX

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    I have to respectfully disagree that he rambles about nonsense. Hes one of the very few play-by-play guys who are actually knowledgable about the game.

    I agree with Rocky he's not his dad and never will be, but I watched him in the playoffs and thought he was fine.

    It was also probably a little emotional to call his first playoffs after the death of his father.
     
  13. Ray Finkle

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    It's cool man. I just don't think either him or Buck Martinez did a good job calling the games in both the Sox/Angels and Sox/TB series. I thought both guys lacked any real information on any of the 3 teams and felt like they made a lot of mistakes in both game calling and also strategy.

    Maybe it's not Carrey's fault since he's use to NL teams, I don't know and maybe he is better with Brave games but I didn't feel like he had any business doing play by play in the playoffs. On the flip side I thought when Ron Darling was put in the booth with them, he made them better but again I felt both guys just rambled and continued to talk over each other (especially Buck).
     

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