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Schmidt to Join McCarthy, Others in Booth This Season

Earlier this offseason we learned that long-time Phillies broadcasters Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews Sr. had been relieved of their duties in light of the mega TV contract that was signed between the franchise and Comcast SportsNet. Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs were named replacements for the duo that drew...
Via Philliedelphia
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay and Some Other Popular Former Phillies Will Be Guest Instructors In Camp

Gary Matthews, most recently working on the Phillies tv broadcast and judge at Garry Maddox's rib competition will be back to coaching The Phillies brought back former Phillies Marlon Byrd and Bobby Abreu to their outfield this offseason and built their coaching staff with former Phillies Ryne Sandberg, Larry Bowa,...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies remove long-time broadcasters Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews

Philadelphia Phillies broadcasts in 2014 will sound different. The club announced on Wednesday that long-time broadcasters Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews would not be returning to the booth, less than a week after announcing their new television deal. Neither announcer was very beloved by the fanbase, but their departures still come as a shock. Wheeler has been with the organization...
Via Awful Announcing
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Satellite Dish Owners Can Finally Watch Phillies Games

Yesterday Phillies fans learned of a broadcasting bombshell: Gary Matthews and Chris Wheeler will be out as Phillies broadcasters, thanks to the new television deal the Phillies signed with Comcast Sportsnet and NBC Universal. But, another tidbit that looms large when unnoticed yesterday: those with satellite television will no longer...
Via Philliedelphia
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 reasons why the Phillies are demoting Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews from their telecasts

Hold Me, I'm Less Employed10) Unlike the on-field talent, want to actually try this whole younger and cheaper thing9) Very possible that Roy Halladay retired over something they said8) Finally got the memo that Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn really didn't think much of either of them7) Steve Carlton and Darren Daulton are available, which, you have to admit, could be all sort of...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler, Matthews Out as Phillies Commentators

(via Phillies) As a new TV contract takes hold for the Phillies, a new broadcast team will be unveiled this season. The Phillies announced that both Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews will be taken out of the broadcast booth, but will remain with the organization. The Phillies sent out this release: ”As the longest-tenured member of the Phillies broadcasting team, Chris Wheeler will...
Via Phillies Nation
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

AP sources: Phils announcers Wheeler, Matthews out

Longtime Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler is out after nearly four decades in the booth and Gary Matthews isn't returning as color analyst, several people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The team recently signed a new television contract with NBCUniversal and Comcast SportsNet that's reportedly worth $2.5 billion over 25 years....
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews Reportedly Done

Picture Courtesy: According to Rob Maaddi, a sports writer for the Associated Press, Phillies broadcasters Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews are out of the booth. Here is the statement from the Phillies in Maaddi's article: ''As the longest-tenured member of the Phillies broadcasting team, Chris Wheeler will return to...
Via Philliedelphia
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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