Report: Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs Hired as Broadcasters
Two members of the Phillies 2008 World Series team will be joining the broadcast booth this season.
According to reports, Matt Stairs and Jamie Moyer will be joining Tom McCarthy in the broadcast booth for the 2014 season.
The additions were first reported by Dennis Deitch.
(Phillies PxP voice Tom McCarthy joined Mike Gill on the Sports Bash to discuss the new broadcast team )
“We are thrilled to have World Series Champions Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs join our Phillies broadcast team,” said Comcast SportsNet President Brian Monihan. “These two former Phillies bring a unique perspective to the booth, and their expert analysis will add a new level of energy, insight and enjoyment to our Phillies broadcasts.”
Moyer and Stairs were among many candidates to replace the fired Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews including: Doug Glanville, John Kruk, Mitch Williams and Kevin Stocker.
It was first thought that only one broadcaster would be hired to pair with McCarthy, but plans changed when auditions began.
It is unknown at this how the time will be split between the two - but there have been reports that they will split time in the booth. Moyer and Stairs will each do 100 games, 30 of which will be together in a three-man booth with McCarthy.
Comcast Sports Net is said to have all control over the hiring process after they agreed to a $2 billion deal with the Phillies.