Posts Tagged ‘Chris Wheeler’
So I was all jazzed they were bringing back the #askthebooth segment. I fired up a bunch of relevant questions, like this one…
…and then I hear Gregg Murphy begin to rattle off a question to the booth. In my opinion, it was not capturing the spirit of the promotion. If the question was any softer, it would’ve floated to the booth. Read more »
Maybe Wheels had a brain cramp and started trailing off and McCarthy merely picked up his slack, or maybe he cut him off like a weary mother does to a child who continues to dribble out the most obvious and mundane observations.
The audio you will find embedded below contains a CLASSIC rant from the pride of Marple-Newtown Township and colorman for the Phillies, Chris Wheeler.
It was in the top of the seventh inning last night when Chase Utley hit a ball foul down the left field line headed towards fail territory. Dodgers LF Scott Podsednik tracked it down near the stands on the third base line and after catching it, tumbled over the railing and into the stands. It wasn’t the greatest play you’ll ever see, but impressive nonetheless. And I’m sure if you were an announcer for this game, you would certainly talk about the catch for a few moments and maybe even squeeze in a Jeter comparison or something.
Well, not Chris Wheeler.
After the play happened, Chris Wheeler immediately became fixated on this one guy in the crowd who was talking on his cell phone and didn’t even let it go as Podsednik was hitting the concrete mere feet in front of him. This angered Chris Wheeler. So he goes on for 2+ minutes about how incensed he is when he sees someone talking loudly on their cellular phones in public. At one point, Chris even says, “I know I’m wrong, and I’ll stop…” and then continues to talk about it for another 30 seconds.
It’s just classic Wheels, and if you know what’s good for ya, you’ll listen.
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]
After Sarge was done talking his boy Barack Obama yesterday at Nationals Park, the venerable broadcasting duo of Chris Wheeler and Tom McCarthy got a chance to meet with the 44th President while the MyPhl17 cameras captured the moment on film.
I have four sisters, and I love each and every one of them. That being said, Becca is my favorite today. She’s down in Clearwater this weekend to get an early Phillies fix. I asked her if she could get me a box of Turkey Hill ice cream autographed by Carlos Ruiz, but she did me one better – a copy of Wheeler’s View from the Booth: Four Decades with the Phillies, personally signed by the man himself along with this ringing endorsement:
The Fightins is a great site. Good job. Thanks for being a Phillies fan.
The highlight of the Phils’ first Spring Training game today, other than Doc Halladay completely pwning Yankee ass, would be this graphic shown during the ridiculously boring middle innings today.
From the looks of this wonderful comparison of two aces in action, it looks like baseball is going to be fucking awesome on CSN (or Xfinity SportsNet at some point during the regular season) once again. I actually really enjoyed the Doc, Forehead, and Kendrick interviews from the booth boys today. The radio boys seem to be in mid-season form as well.
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