Cubs close, but Sarge knows what can happen in a hurry

NEW YORK (AP) Once in a while, Gary Matthews relives how close his Chicago Cubs came to reaching the World Series. Actually, a little more often. ''Wow,'' he said. ''Think about that every day.'' With his former team just one win from its first World Series trip since 1945, fans everywhere already are envisioning the excitement at Wrigley Field. The Cubs lead the Los Angeles...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 1984 Chicago Cubs roster

1984 was a notable season for the Chicago Cubs as it was the first in nearly 40 years that featured a post-season appearance. The lineup included the Cy Young Award winner and the MVP of the National League and Cubs Manager Jim Frey was received the Manager of the Year award. There was also an incredibly favorable midseason trade made by the Cubs. Unfortunately, the 96-65 Cubs lost...
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Garry Maddox BBQ challenge fundraiser is canceled

Gary Matthews served as a judge during the event One of the staples of alumni weekend is no more. The Garry Maddox rib challenge, an annual event on Saturday of alumni weekend outside of Citizens Bank Park has been canceled. The reason for the cancellation: it simply was not making...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy Gary Matthews Jr’s Sweet Corona Del Mar House — $15.5 million

I think the last time I heard about Gary Matthews Jr was that last year he played with the Mets in like 2010 — he’s been completely off the radar ever since, just enjoying retirement I guess. Well now he’s selling his dope Corona Del Mar mansion for 15 mil. This is the kind of house people dream about when wanting to move to California to make something of themselves. Up on...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

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 Associated Press
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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