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Padres to name Enberg as lead TV voice

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by rexy2006, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Padres to name Enberg as lead TV voice

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 4:55 p.m.
    U-T photo
    Dick Enberg will bring cachet to Padres broadcasts.

    SAN DIEGO – The Padres will announce Thursday that nationally acclaimed sportscaster Dick Enberg will be their No. 1 play-by-play TV voice in 2010.

    According to multiple sources, Enberg will work more than 100 games on Channel 4 San Diego.

    A club spokesman said he could not confirm Enberg’s hiring. Craig Nichols, Channel 4 vice president and general manager, declined to comment.

    Enberg, who lives in La Jolla, could not be reached for comment.

    Mark Neely, who replaced Matt Vasgersian as the Padres’ top TV voice last year, is expected to work the games Enberg does not work. All indications are that Mark Grant will return for his 14th season as an analyst. Nichols said after the 2009 season that he hoped to have Grant and Tony Gwynn back as analysts.

    Enberg, who will be 75 in January, has worked scores of major events, including several Olympic Games and Super Bowls, plus the 1982 World Series, but he has not been a local play-by-play baseball announcer for about a quarter-century. He was the voice of the California Angels from 1969-78 and then worked one season of TV with the Angels in 1985.

    Rexy's first thought upon reading this: "I hope he learns that its the "Gaslamp District" and not the "Gaslight District" real soon."

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  2. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

    Aug 19, 2008
    Yes, and he should be thankful that there are not a lot of Samoan baseball players... I think he will bring some more class to the Padres as the TV announcer, he did great with the Angels back in the day.

    Pointy :icon_twisted:
  3. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    Sorry, guys. Don't mean to be disrespectful to Enberg, but he's just not on top of things any more.

    Hopefully he'll do better with baseball than he has with the Chargers games so far. It's been painful to listen.
  4. MONDO.

    MONDO. Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Awesome! Enberg is a legit quality broadcaster and personally I am stoked he is going to be calling Pads games. Another step in the right direction! Woo-Hoo go Padres. We will lead the division next year granted it may be short lived but this team is going to play ball. Hope we can pull Mike Cameron off; and maybe one more pitcher for the rotation.
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