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1 hour ago, Moose Milligan said:

It seems like an awful lot of on air talent.  

Do other teams have this many PBP/color analysts?  I get that Thorne can't do all of the games on TV cause he's got national responsibilites for other sports, but sheesh, 4 different PBP people for tv?  4 analysts for tv alone?

The Nationals always, no matter what, seem to have Boring Bob Carpenter and FP Santangelo (the absolute worst) doing their games.  I've never heard/seen anyone else that I can recall.

My supposition is that this is a try-out year and they’ll thin the herd next year.   Also, they’re easing a few people out gently without completely cutting them out.   It’s also possible that Thorne and/or Palmer have told them they don’t plan to do this much longer or will be ramping down in the near future, so they’re getting prepared with these try-outs.

I heard Geoff Arnold a little bit today on the radio broadcast being interviewed by Melewski, and he seemed polished and had a good voice.    
 

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50 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Tom Davis elaborated in what he’ll be doing today on Wall to Wall Baseball.    He’s going to be doing in-game updates on scores of other games.    Sounds like he’s not going to be hosting the pre-game or post-game shows at all.    Wall to Wall Baseball (which isn’t controlled by the Orioles anyway) will continue.   Davis said he doesn’t know what Jim Hunter will be doing.   

In game updates was what he did in the old HTS days. Right by the dugout. 

 

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4 hours ago, Roy Firestone said:

Jim just had major back surgery...but he's going to be ready for opening day. He's a warrior. The last of the great Orioles from the great teams still bleeding Orange and Black,and I for one am relieved he's back for as long as he can go.He's still one of the best baseball analysts alive.

He’s the best around as far as I’m concerned. He and Thorne are the best duo in baseball 

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1 hour ago, Frobby said:

Tom Davis elaborated in what he’ll be doing today on Wall to Wall Baseball.    He’s going to be doing in-game updates on scores of other games.    Sounds like he’s not going to be hosting the pre-game or post-game shows at all.    Wall to Wall Baseball (which isn’t controlled by the Orioles anyway) will continue.   Davis said he doesn’t know what Jim Hunter will be doing.   

Jim Hunter will be the Oriole Dugout Cheerleader. When he shakes a pom pom watch out.Him and the Bird seventh inning stretch will be amazing.

I have heard he is going to be doing mostly the digital side.But not sure if he is real happy with this.He really is a very nice person .

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1 hour ago, Frobby said:

My supposition is that this is a try-out year and they’ll thin the herd next year.   Also, they’re easing a few people out gently without completely cutting them out.   It’s also possible that Thorne and/or Palmer have told them they don’t plan to do this much longer or will be ramping down in the near future, so they’re getting prepared with these try-outs.

I heard Geoff Arnold a little bit today on the radio broadcast being interviewed by Melewski, and he seemed polished and had a good voice.    
 

Palmer committed to 80 games this season. 

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32 minutes ago, waroriole said:

He’s the best around as far as I’m concerned. He and Thorne are the best duo in baseball 

Palmer appeared by phone on Wall to Wall Baseball today, talking about the Astros scandal and the possible changes in playoff format.    As to the former, he said if he were an Astros player, he not only wouldn’t wear his World Series ring, he’d store it in the back of his underwear drawer.    During the commercial break, Jim Duquette (who was on the show) tweeted that quote and apparently it was quickly retweeted by some major news outlets.   https://mobile.twitter.com/Jim_Duquette/status/1231264683858022402?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet

On the latter, Palmer was in favor of making the wild card series 2 out of 3 but didn’t like expanding to 7 teams per league.   

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5 minutes ago, weams said:

Palmer committed to 80 games this season. 

That is what he has always done, at least in recent memory. Good to hear. 

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8 minutes ago, Going Underground said:

Jim Hunter will be the Oriole Dugout Cheerleader. When he shakes a pom pom watch out.Him and the Bird seventh inning stretch will be amazing.

I have heard he is going to be doing mostly the digital side.But not sure if he is real happy with this.He really is a very nice person .

He has to be devastated.

He went from basically calling every game to this. 

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1 minute ago, eddie83 said:

He has to be devastated.

He went from basically calling every game to this. 

I heard the survey was very tough on him. 

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1 minute ago, weams said:

I heard the survey was very tough on him. 

Yeah. At least they used the survey and didn’t just ignore it.

I wonder if they considered having him doing some games instead of what he is doing now. This isn’t exactly being eased out. This isn’t a demotion to me,  he is basically already out the door  

Pure speculation on my part but I wonder how much the Orioles relationship with 105.7 played into all of this. Garceau is leaving his show and will be doing 52 games plus some pre and post. Curious how all of this came about. 

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2 hours ago, Frobby said:

My supposition is that this is a try-out year and they’ll thin the herd next year.   Also, they’re easing a few people out gently without completely cutting them out.   It’s also possible that Thorne and/or Palmer have told them they don’t plan to do this much longer or will be ramping down in the near future, so they’re getting prepared with these try-outs.

I heard Geoff Arnold a little bit today on the radio broadcast being interviewed by Melewski, and he seemed polished and had a good voice.    
 

Thorn is 70, Palmer 74.  Like it or not you have to start planning their replacement.

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I will bet Hunter was under a multi year contract and they had to pay him anyway.   I am glad he isn't doing play by play anymore.  I will bet he will not be on the broadcasts at all next season.

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9 hours ago, Roy Firestone said:

Jim just had major back surgery...but he's going to be ready for opening day. He's a warrior. The last of the great Orioles from the great teams still bleeding Orange and Black,and I for one am relieved he's back for as long as he can go.He's still one of the best baseball analysts alive.

Brooks says hello.

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11 hours ago, Il BuonO said:

Brooks says hello.

Roy is the biggest Brooks fan their is.

He said with the caveat of still bleeding Orange and Black.  Palmer's with this team every year.  Brooks hasn't been.  And that's ok, it's not a slam on Brooks.  But Palmer's ties to the organization as it stands currently and for the past 10-15 years is what Roy meant, IMO.

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