Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Keep Your Cable Rights!

There's one thing and one thing only that would make me side with Comcast, hoping for a long, protacted battle between them and MASN. And Barry Svrluga says it's on the radar. Again. Make sure you're sitting down before reading on:
Former Cincinnati Reds reliever Rob Dibble could be in the running for the color job on TV.

NOOOOOO!

Dibble, who was considered last year, is horrible. He previously worked at ESPN, where he was practically unlistenable. One of the most satisfying hits I've had was when someone at ESPN stumbled on to my site with a particular google search.

This anecdote sums up Dibble pretty well:
"During our championship season in 1990, Charlie Sheen threw us a couple of parties at his Malibu house. He spent over $50,000 - all of it on strippers, hookers and porn stars.

"For one party, he sent limos to pick us up from Dodger Stadium. I actually blew the save that night.

"I like having fun, but this was a freak show. I saw one of my fat, ugly teammates having sex with this beautiful porn star in a Jacuzzi."

  • The other news from Barry's Blurb is that Mel Proctor is likely out of a job. Charlie Slowes will apparently shift back and forth from radio to TV, in much the same way as the Orioles announcers float around.

    I enjoyed Mel's dry sense of humor, but he really had a hard time with fly balls, which created some awkward moments as he'd describe outfielders coming in for a ball he, seconds ago, had called a high drive. Anyone wanna help him with his resume?

  • 5 Comments:

    • How the hell can you judge Dibble! Have you ever pitched in the majors?! Have you ever been a TV analyst?! You should sit back and let me tell you what's what in baseball! I was in the trenches!

      (How sweet will 162 games of that be?)

      By Blogger El Gran Color Naranja, at 1/19/2006 11:28 AM  

    • As a some-time observer of Dibble's XM show, I can assure you that he is highly skilled at asking, "What do you think about that, Skip?"

      ("Skip," f/k/a Kevin Kennedy, usually just plugs his book from there.)

      By Blogger Basil, at 1/19/2006 11:32 AM  

    • Have you ever been Dan Patrick's sidekick? Huh?! Have you ever snorted coke off Charlie Sheen's ass? Oh . . . really? What was it like?

      By Blogger Ryan, at 1/19/2006 12:54 PM  

    • Mel Proctor was only asking for $20K??? How does anyone make money doing announcing?

      By Blogger Ben, at 1/19/2006 5:39 PM  

    • It's safe to assume that they're making more than that. Either this is someone that stole the resume off another service, or someone forgot to check a box in the salary column when posting the resume.

      Tune in tomorrow when I post Barry Svrluga's medical records!

      By Blogger Chris Needham, at 1/19/2006 6:47 PM  

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