Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Form Email Response from the Phillies

Judging by this email from the Phillies, I obviously wasn't alone in sending in emails to the organization...

Thank you for taking the time to contact the Phillies. We appreciate your interest and input.

First, please be assured that there is not the slightest truth to the suggestion that the Phillies do not want Harry Kalas to continue broadcasting our games. We are well aware that Harry is a treasure not only for the Phillies but for the entire Delaware Valley. We are both lucky and proud to have this Hall of Fame announcer in the booth, now and in the future.

Second, as you know, Tom McCarthy has taken a broadcasting job with the New York Mets. His departure caused us to re-examine our broadcasting lineup. One thought was to have the announcers do less cross over between radio and television. That remains an option, along with several others under consideration.

No final decision has been made, but it is important that we think about all the possible ways we might achieve our ultimate goal of providing the best broadcast package for our fans. In making these decisions we fully understand the connection broadcasters make with fans. It is one of baseball’s strengths and we don’t want to do anything to diminish those connections.

Again, thanks for expressing your opinions.

Larry Shenk
Vice President, Public Relations deserves a lot of the credit for stirring up the email campaign. Job well done, boys and girls. Keep up the good work...


Anonymous mpn said...

One last word on this. I think I have come up with the perfect replacement for Wheels if the powers that be came to their senses, gave him (CW) the gold watch, and sent him to a nice corner office in subbasement three of Citizens Bank Park: Doug Glanville. Glanville would be an awesome announcer... his quotes to Jayson Stark alone over the years say that he'd be hilarious.

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