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Stairs, Moyer both headed to Phillies broadcast booth

Former Phillies Matt Stairs (left) and Jamie Moyer (right). (AP file photos)
Former Phillies Matt Stairs (left) and Jamie Moyer (right). (AP file photos)

UPDATE: Matt Gelb of the Inquirer reports that he has two sources saying Stairs and Moyer will be hired by Comcast to serve as announcers for Phillies television broadcasts.

Gelb also reports that Moyer and Stairs will each do 100 games in the booth, and 30 of them will be in a three-man booth with Tom McCarthy.

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  • It has been reported by the Delaware County Times that the rumored addition of 2008 World Series heroes Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs to the Phillies' broadcast team has come to pass.

    The absences left by the firings of long time analysts Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews were at different points rumored to be filled by Doug Glanville, Mitch Williams, Kevin Stocker, Brad Lidge, John Kruk, Chris Coste and Ricky Bottalico.

    Intitially, the two positions were to be combined into one, but Comcast changed its tune after positive auditions from both Moyer and Stairs (who was just in town for Wing Bowl).

    Moyer pitched in the majors for 25 years, notching his last win with the Rockies at the age of 49. He was on the Phillies starting rotation from 2006-10, and started Game 3 of the World Series.

    Stairs is best known for the game-winning home run he hit in the 2008 NLCS, giving the Phillies a 7-5 lead after trailing the Dodgers 5-3.

    Justin Klugh Philly.com Sports
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