New Phillies Broadcaster Jamie Moyer: ‘My Arm Feels Great…Because I’m Not Throwing at All’
Jamie Moyer has gone from 2008 World Series champion to 2014 Phillies broadcaster.
It was announced yesterday that Moyer along with former Phillies player Matt Stairs will be joining Tom McCarthy in the broadcast booth this baseball season.
Moyer called 'The Sportsbash' on Wednesday to talk about the hiring process and what he expects from this Phillies team in 2014.
'You look at their rich history of broadcasters in Philadelphia, I'm very honored to be in the booth with those types of people," Moyer said.
It's full circle for Moyer who grew up in Souderton, PA and attended Saint Joseph's University.
"The Harry Kalas and Whitey's of the world were fun to listen to as a kid, so I'm going to give it my best effort," Moyer told Mike and Todd.
Moyer said his schedule is all but set and he will be broadcasting some Spring Training games in Clearwater and will with the team through April 17th. The Phillies will embark on a 10-game west coast trip where Stairs will presumable take over. Moyer and Stairs are scheduled to broadcast 30 games together this season forming a 3-man booth.
If it is one thing Moyer knows about, it's starting pitching.
Moyer projects that if the Phillies can get 900-1,000 innings pitched from their starting rotation, the team will be competitive. If they fail to do this, 'distress' will be put on their bullpen and it will be reminiscent of last season.
Comcast SportsNet will air it's first Grapefruit League game on February 26th against the Toronto Blue Jays at 1 p.m.
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