Nothing against Dan Shulman because he is a fine announcer, but Jon Miller and Joe Morgan were beautiful together on Sunday night baseball for the last 20 years. Why ESPN would ruin what was perhaps the best pairing in the booth for a national broadcast in the history of baseball is beyond me.
The absence of these two Baseball Hall of Fame voices leaves me changing the channel on Sunday nights, which is an important night for the sport because it basically serves as Major League Baseball's grand stage each week.
Shulman, though talented, is just another broadcasting voice who can do any sport. In addition to doing baseball for ESPN, he also calls the NBA and college basketball for the network. He could just as easily be the voice of Mountain West basketball late Monday nights on ESPN2.
And he is a Canadian calling America's game!
Miller and Morgan were part of the poetry of baseball. For 20 years, their voices read the central narrative of the game.
They weren't just announcers. They were baseball.
What a downgrade. It's going to be hard to watch this season. Good to know I can still hear Miller doing San Francisco Giants games through the magic of XM Radio. But his weekly pairing with Morgan will be sorely missed.
Also, WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THE SCREEN SIZE THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN EVERY OTHER CHANNEL, ESPN AND ESPN2?
-- Travelerocity reporter