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Broadcaster Miller to stick with Giants

Posted on: November 22, 2010 9:13 pm
 

When the Sunday Night Baseball booth team of Jon Miller and Joe Morgan were sacked recently after 21 years, Morgan was, in baseball parlance, given his unconditional release. Miller was outrighted to the minors, with an offer to continue to work with ESPN on the radio side.

Miller has refused the assignment and elected free agency. Miller told the San Jose Mercury News he'll work calling Giants games full-time for the first time since joining the team in 1997. He previously had missed most weekend games.

"I appreciated [ESPN's] offer, but ultimately after talking with my wife and my family, the best thing for me and for all of us was to just do the Giants,'' he said.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 8:27 am
 

Broadcaster Miller to stick with Giants

Great news for the Giants,I remember Jon calling the Red Sox games in 1979, felt bad when he left, There are times when play by play guys stick around too long, people tend to get sick of them, but not in this case, its to bad he had to carry Joe Morgan all these years. I hope ESPN comes to their senses and considers bringing Jon Back, or maybe Fox brings him in, because he should be calling the national game of the week on some network. 




Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 7:49 am
 

Broadcaster Miller to stick with Giants

I think this is some of the best news I've heard in a long time.  Anytime those yahoos were in the booth you were guaranteed to hear something about the Yankees.  EVERY DAMN TIME.  Didn't matter who was playing.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 6:53 am
 

Broadcaster Miller to stick with Giants

I can't speak for his time in San Fran, but in his Baltimore days, Jon Miller was hands-down the best radio play-by-play announcer on the planet.  He has never translated particuarly well to TV, and I think all the time on TV made his radio performance suffer (given the times I've listened to postseason games on the radio).  People who only know him through Sunday Night Baseball can't appriciate how truly brilliant a game-caller Jon is--or at least was.



Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 1:59 am
 

Broadcaster Miller to stick with Giants

You might be right but who do you have to compare them to? Buck and McCarver? You can be bad and still be one of the better tv teams, when you think about who else is out there.

Miller was average at best. I can't say that I'm sorry to see him go, however, but that's because I'm waiting to see who the replacements will be.

S~



Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 1:39 am
 

Broadcaster Miller to stick with Giants

Miller was pretty decent, but Joe Morgan sucked.  I'll be glad to see a new broadcast team.



Since: Jun 7, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2010 11:23 pm
 

Broadcaster Miller to stick with Giants

You're probably the only person that thinks that...



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2010 11:21 pm
 

Broadcaster Miller to stick with Giants

What a bone head move by ESPN. John Miller and Joe Morgan were the best tv team in baseball in my opinion.  BOOOOOOOO


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