Eagles Let Go of Longtime P.A. Announcer
The Eagles have another opening to fill this off season.
After 29 years with the team, the Eagles have decided to replace Dan Baker as the team's public address announcer.
"Dan is the ultimate professional and even though he was disappointed with the direction we are heading, he was accepting of our decision to make the change," team president Don Smolenski said in a press release. "We are very appreciative of his dedication and service. He never missed a single game."
Smolesnki is also quoted in saying that the game is evolving and that the game of football continues to become a 'more, multi faceted game.'
Baker followed things up with a statement of his own:
"I want to thank Mr. Lurie, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the fans for the privilege of announcing 29 great years of Eagles football," said Baker. "It has truly been an honor," according to Philly.com.
The Eagles plan to honor Baker at their home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 7th.
Baker remains with the Phillies as their public address announcer.