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Scott Franzke is on paternity leave
Posted by at 4:26 pm ET 35 Comments

NINE INNINGS OF SARGE ON TV! Just a heads up — “Scott Franzke left the team to be with his wife, who is expecting. Wheels and LA on the radio, McCarthy and Sarge on TV tonight.” [@ToddZolecki]

  • maria

    I would love to see Franzke and LA on TV for nine innings at least once. I think they’d be good.

    I cringe at the thought of Chris Wheeler making a homerun call.

  • SquirrelBoy

    Oh Jesus. Now I can’t watch or listen without stabbing my eardrums repeatedly.

  • Tim

    Way to go, Franzke. And come on, Squirrelly, T Mac’s not that bad.

  • Big Ben’s Super Bowl Cock Rings

    sarge FELLATES my eardrums every inning he calls a game

  • Jon

    So who is running the J.R. Richards drinking game?

  • Watrick

    Wait, who’s the play by play between Wheels and Andersen, then? That’s a horrible combo, although I don’t see any other way, I guess. And my dad and I were just discussing how much we don’t like Wheels and T-Mac together.

  • Watrick

    If today was Friday, I’d be doing the “No Doubles” drinking game with Wheels.

  • John Kruk’s Lonely Nut

    Yay no Wheeler!! It gets old knowing EXACTLY what every player and fan in the stadium is thinking every single night, thanks to him. I need a break from it.

  • JFein

    9 innings of Sarge?

    Oh my!

  • D Salomon

    J happ on the DL

  • kraeer

    hahahha, yes! I love sarge! “Well, here comes the pitch, Werth clears his hips and BAM, that’s JUST what the doctor ORDERED…”

  • bacon

    god damnit, I only have MLB Audio. 9 innings of fucking rock around the cock…

  • crazy4swayze

    would’ve preferred an LA/Sarge combo. they could’ve turned it into a 3 hour documentary on how to throw the slider/ hit the slide piece.

  • PolancosHeadIsHuge

    Ohhh my!

  • Bridge to Lidge

    I already feel myself getting dumber. I’m just going to hit mute and listen to old Harry Kalas calls for 9 innings.

  • maxL

    You and me both Bacon.

  • phillygirl

    oh man, i can’t listen to wheeler! i was so happy avoiding him since i don’t have cable. i’m going to miss scott, but maybe, just maybe, LA will make fun of wheeler and i will survive listening to him. also, how is this going to work with 2 color commentators?

  • Ricky Otero

    If I was L.A. I would call in sick today. I wouldn’t want to spend 9 consecutive innings with Wheels, the Marple Newtown High School Baseball team is bound to be brought up.

  • Jim

    So….Franzke is on Paternity leave to find out if the kid is actually his?? Shady… But Maternity leave might be what your looking for…FYI

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  • Ghettoduce

    I need an OH MY! cap to go with my cadillac time shirt.

  • Burgoyne down on strikes

    You know, it’s funny…Wheels doing the radio reminds me of the last time he did it. Well, I suppose I’m at fault for it, but I put one of my fuzzy green swaths of extra Phanatic suit to the side in press lounge one day thinking I’d need it to repair a spot on the Phanatic that a kid all hopped up on cotton candy tore just the game before. Well..the lighting was a little dim and when Wheels came out of the lounge bathroom where he’d been affixing his toupe, he was wearing that patch of furry green fuzz. We all thought he was doing it as a goof to make us laugh but then we all realized that this was Wheels we were dealing with and, wasn’t intentional.

    We didn’t have the heart to tell him about it so he did the next 9 innings plus the Star of the Game show with a shaggy green mohawk. Ol’ Jim Thome was soldier in that interview with the way he choked back the chuckles…Of course, Burrell just laughed in his face and walked away.

  • Chris Wheeler

    Now I’ll get to show you guys how that hack Harry Kalas was so over-rated. Anyone can describe a stupid game.


    I guess I’ll have to wait until after the sixth inning to start hitting the vodka. Let’s pray that Scott is back real soon.

  • Eric

    It’s Flyers night, kids.

  • wrobo

    as weeelll…

  • will.H

    fly ball


  • Tom McCarthy

    I have two words of advice for you, Wheels: product placement. Good luck, kid.

  • al

    Over/under on hilarious Sarge posts tomorrow on the fightins is set at 5.. ill take the over!

  • James Fayleez

    T-Mac/Sarge is better than T-Mac/Wheeler….but not by much….

  • Sal Fasano’s Beard

    I feel like the only thing holding the Phils back from winning the World Series is Sarge and TMac… We need a good announcer in Philly… I say we go out and buy a big name free agent.

  • dlhunter

    I hope Sal Fasano’s Beard is joking here. Franzke for Mayor. Franzke for Governor. Franzke for President. Franzke for Ms. Universe.

  • Rufus

    put franzke in the bullpen

  • DPW

    Sarge’s insight into the world of professional baseball is phenomenal.

  • olo567

    Where the heck is Cadillac time this year?

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