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1 minute ago, weams said:

I do not see Tom Davis listed. 

He's there in the paragraph that starts talking about Gary Thorne.   "Longtime announcers JIM HUNTER and TOM DAVIS will bring their decades of Orioles experience to new roles as regular on-air contributors in 2020."

 

Maybe this means he will have a reduced role?

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1 minute ago, Aglets said:

He's there in the paragraph that starts talking about Gary Thorne.   "Longtime announcers JIM HUNTER and TOM DAVIS will bring their decades of Orioles experience to new roles as regular on-air contributors in 2020."

 

Maybe this means he will have a reduced role?

Good catch Sounds like it. 

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   -- Jim Hunter and Tom Davis will have "new roles" as regular on-air contributors

You mean, no Jim Hunter on TV broadcasts?   Wow!

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3 hours ago, Aglets said:

So is this the end of Hunter's modest "2 year broadcasting streak" on the radio for games?

I think he did not fare well on the Orioles Feedback Surveys some were selected to share. 

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The previous post was facts gleaned from the press release.   My GUESS is that Hunter has been demoted from being the fill-in play by play guy when Gary is on vacation, hence his "new roles".   I'll bet Garceau takes over that job.   His "new roles" will probably include still being master of ceremonies for pregame stuff.  

Seems like Dave Johnson and Tom Davis also will play lesser roles, maybe Tom wants to wind down a bit, he's definitely over 70.

I'm guessing that one of the two newcomers from A ball (Melanie Newman or Geoff Arnold) will take Davis's old role on the postgame show with Demper.   One could also be a sideline reporter.   Remember the Orioles tried a sideline reporter for the first time last year and she left midseason to take a national job.   I can't even remember her name but she was definitely attractive.

The press release makes no mention of spring training broadcasts.   I can't ever remember a season when the first preseason game wasn't on the radio, but we are about 69 hours out and there is nothing about it on 105.7's web site.

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1 minute ago, Frobby said:

You mean, no Jim Hunter on TV broadcasts?   Wow!

That is my guess, after laying out the facts in my first post I put some opinions in a second post.   I'm guessing Garceau gets his old TV role.

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In all seriousness I agree with Moose.  I think Hunter is quite good on the radio actually.   But annoying on TV for whatever reason.

I like Garceau though, so I'm sure he will be a good addition.

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