It looks like the Philadelphia Phillies have found the newest members of their announce team – former Phillies players Matt Stairs and Jamie Moyer. Each former player will broadcast 100 games in 2014, 70 each as part of a duo with Tom McCarthy and 30 together in a three-man booth.
Rumors were circling last week that Stairs was a favorite for the announcing position, but instead of deciding between the two, CSN Philly is bringing on both. The strange thing is that the long-time announcers Gary Matthews and Chris Wheeler were let go, the official reasoning was that Comcast wanted to consolidate their role and only have one color commentator. Well, they've replaced Matthews and Wheeler, but did it with two people rather than one.
Neither Stairs or Moyer has extensive commentary experience, but both are beloved in Philadelphia. Stairs took part in the Wing Bowl two weeks ago at the Wells Fargo Center, and did his best "Stone Cold" Steve Austin impression. Moyer briefly worked for ESPN while recovering from Tommy John surgery in 2011, but made a comeback in 2012 with the Rockies before retiring.