This has to be a joke right? According to Neil Best's Watchdog blog, Steve Phillips will be joining Jon Miller and Joe Morgan in the booth on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball to form perhaps the worst announcing trio in the history of sport (no exaggeration). Tuning in will be a painful experience, between Miller's "bel-TRAN!" and "SAFE!", Morgan's ignorance and Phillips's inane ramblings. Here are a few Phillips gems from over the years, courtesy of Fire Joe Morgan:
"You talked a little bit about the scouting reports and also about statistics. Where do the Cleveland Indians fall in this era where numbers have become more important than maybe the people?" - During an interview with Indians GM Mark Shapiro
"The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox could both score 1,000 runs this season." - The Tigers scored 821 runs; the Red Sox, 845
"Bonds is just like Giambi in that he walks a lot and hits some home runs, but when he's not hitting the home runs he's a baseclogger." - Baseclogging. Nice.