Saturday, July 4, 2015

Matt Stairs will interview for Phillies TV gig, report says

According to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, former Phillies slugger Matt Stairs will be the latest, and possibly last, person to interview for the team's color commentator job.

Matt Stairs will interview for Phillies TV gig, report says

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Former Phillie Matt Stairs. (Keith Srakocic/AP file photo)
Former Phillie Matt Stairs. (Keith Srakocic/AP file photo)

According to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, former Phillies slugger Matt Stairs will be the latest, and possibly last, person to interview for the team's color commentator job. 

Stairs is a popular figure in Philadelphia after hitting the go-ahead pinch-hit home run in Game 4 of the National League Championsip Series against the Dodgers back in 2008.

Stairs, who has done TV work with NESN and radio work on SiriusXM, declined comment when Zolecki reached him on the phone. 

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Jamie Moyer, Mitch Williams, Mickey Morandini and Kevin Stocker -- all former Phillies -- are finalists to be Tom McCarthy's partner in the booth, with some sources giving an edge to Moyer and Williams.

Earlier this month, Comcast SportsNet removed Chris Wheeler from the Phillies broadcast booth after 37 years. Former Phillie Gary Matthews was also let go following his seven years of service. 

The network will air its first Grapefruit League game from Clearwater, Fla., on February 26th.

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