Jump to content

Boog to Broadcast Wednesday Night Baseball on ESPN


Accord

Recommended Posts

WQAM's Jon Sciambi surprised the Marlins and FSNF officials Monday by turning down an offer to become the team's new television voice and accepting offers to announce baseball for ESPN-television and a talk show for 790 ESPN Radio.

 

FSNF offered Sciambi the Marlins TV play-by-play job last Tuesday, and all parties expected an agreement.

 

But ESPN caused Sciambi, 34, to reconsider by offering a package of 30 baseball games on Monday or Wednesday nights. Because of baseball blackout rules, ESPN televises two games simultaneously (except Sunday nights), and Sciambi probably will do the secondary game in many cases. Sciambi previously has called college football and basketball games for ESPN Regional television.

 

Sciambi, who will leave his job as a Marlins radio announcer after eight seasons, also will do a talk show for 790. The program likely will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., although the hours are not definite. Craig Minervini and Jason Solodkin currently host those hours on 790.

 

FSNF's other finalists for the Marlins TV job were Rich Waltz, who handles Seattle Mariners pregame and postgame shows on television, and Bob McGillicott, who announces minor-league baseball and hockey in Syracuse, N.Y. Waltz would appear to be the front-runner to work alongside Tommy Hutton unless FSNF decides to reopen the search.

 

The Marlins also must hire a radio announcer to replace Sciambi and work alongside Dave Van Horne.

 

While 790 was adding Sciambi on Monday, the market's third all-sports station (1400 The Fan) was on life support. Carl Foster, who is leasing air time from James Crystal Inc., failed to provide the money to renew his lease, and as a result, most of the station's local shows did not air. WFLL-1400 carried Fox national programming most of the day. James Crystal management continues to hold discussions with Foster.

 

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/10725860.htm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't understand why Boog couldn't do the Marlins AND call the ESPN games. The announcers for the Giants, Cards, and a couple of other teams do national broadcasting on ESPN as well as fulfill their commitments to their respective clubs, why couldn't Boog do the same thing?

 

Also, the guy that does Sunday Night Baseball, isn't he the play-by-play man for the Reds?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't understand why Boog couldn't do the Marlins AND call the ESPN games. The announcers for the Giants, Cards, and a couple of other teams do national broadcasting on ESPN as well as fulfill their commitments to their respective clubs, why couldn't Boog do the same thing?

 

Also, the guy that does Sunday Night Baseball, isn't he the play-by-play man for the Reds?

673947[/snapback]

 

Excellent point...doesn't make any sense. As Marlins2003 has pointed out on numerous occassions...Boog was obviously looking to leave the Fish.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...