It is amazing how many feathers $13.5 million a year will unruffle.
That’s all I have to say about the Phillies-Bobby Abreu charade.
Meanwhile, the Phillies have announced a tentative schedule for their broadcast team for the coming season and everyone in the blogosphere is up in arms. HOF broadcaster Harry Kalas doesn’t get to work with his favorite partner nor, apparently, does he receive much commitment from the Phillies going forward. And to think, the Phillies have just elevated Scott Palmer from his consultant status to PR point man. Relations with the public are off to a great start, Scott.
It’s hard to imagine what is worse, the apparent lack of sensitivity to local icon Harry Kalas, the banishment of Larry Andersen from the TV booth to fulltime radio duty, or the attendant expansion of Chris Wheeler’s duties to six innings of incessant middle-in TV babble.
Email addresses for Mssrs. Palmer and Larry Shenk, head of PR, are available at numerous sites including Brian People’s excellent Philling Station.