The Phillies’ announcing team of Tom McCarthy and Chris Wheeler were tied for seventh in a Wall Street Journal survey of the most biased announcers.
The Journal monitored each of major league baseball’s broadcast teams for one game. Its criteria was the number of comments that were perceived as biased, including the use of words like “we”, “us”, or “our”; referring to a player by a nickname; or blatantly rooting for the home team.
The White Sox’ announcing team of Ken Harrelson and Steve Stone were considered the most biased, with 104 biased comments.
Second was the Indians (23 comments), followed by the Pirates (20), Astros and Marlins (15) and Diamondbacks (12).