Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Phillips joins booth, ponders name change

The beloved oft-ridiculed Steve Phillips will move from the ESPN studios to become the third wheel in the Jon Miller/Joe Morgan Sunday night baseball booth.

Rumors that Phillips is pondering a name change (insiders say he is leaning towards Antonio Banderas Phillips):

Phillips is an anomaly, an ex-general manager (with the New York Mets) amidst the former players and coaches who fill the chorus line of TV talking heads. "I honestly didn't think I'd be able to make a career of this," says Phillips, who joined ESPN in 2004 and expected he'd be replaced by a more "sexy name."
We didn't either Steve Antonio.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Oh goody, Morgan and Phillips in the same booth. Now everybody who watches will actually know less about ALL aspects of the game after it's over.

Maybe they can add Dennis Miller too.