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1 hour ago, Buehrle>Wood said:

I don't know why putting the Sox job first is seen as such a negative.

It’s not, but why would Brooks and JR not want their PBP broadcaster to get national exposure and fame, other than his price increasing?  They have been filling in for Stone for years.  I don’t think he even ever flies to the west coast.

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1 hour ago, Buehrle>Wood said:

I don't know why putting the Sox job first is seen as such a negative.

It doesn't have to be, but the owner is controlling and petty. Plenty of broadcasters work for multiple outlets, yet they just pushed out one of the best in the game because they grew tired of accommodating his aspirations. And look to be taking shots at him in the aftermath. It's disingenuous IMO.

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52 minutes ago, WhiteSox2023 said:

It’s not, but why would Brooks and JR not want their PBP broadcaster to get national exposure and fame, other than his price increasing?  They have been filling in for Stone for years.  I don’t think he even ever flies to the west coast.

Because he is then not the broadcaster, he is a weekday fill in. 

I think the truth is in the middle someone with this. 

Stone has paid his dues and is in his waning years.  When Benetti was hired I'm sure they were not looking to find a replacement almost every weekend so early into his tenure.

Is there a number of actual games he worked last year?

If they really liked McKnight, I think they would have tolerated paying Benetti less and work McKnight it more but I think Benetti balked at being paid less.  

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2 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

"Schriffen, who is biracial, becomes the second Black television play-by-play announcer (currently) in MLB, joining Seattle’s Dave Sims."

 

source:  wikipedia

I know he's radio but we have DJ as well. 

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3 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

"Schriffen, who is biracial, becomes the second Black television play-by-play announcer (currently) in MLB, joining Seattle’s Dave Sims."

 

source:  wikipedia

Doesn't matter to me. Just hope he can do the job, He's in a tough situation.

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58 minutes ago, ScootsMcGoots said:

I know he's radio but we have DJ as well. 

And previously Chris Singleton, until he left for ESPN before the 2008 season.

Stone slotted in radio after being out of full time work since leaving the Cubs in 2004, and then moved into the elongated TV booth with Hawk, sitting as far apart as possible.

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29 minutes ago, South Side Hit Men said:

And previously Chris Singleton, until he left for ESPN before the 2008 season.

Stone slotted in radio after being out of full time work since leaving the Cubs in 2004, and then moved into the elongated TV booth with Hawk, sitting as far apart as possible.

Rod Allen with Detroit before the booth brawl with Mario Impemba.

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https://www.theringer.com/sports/2020/7/1/21309644/black-play-by-play-announcers-minor-league-baseball

In 2001, Greg Gumbel became the first Black play-by-play announcer to call a Super Bowl on network TV. “I think you’ll start seeing more African American talent coming through the pipeline,” CBS Sports president Sean McManus told The Chicago Tribune. Gumbel is still the only Black play-by-play announcer to call a Super Bowl on American TV—and he last called one 16 years ago.

In 2007, Dave Sims of the Seattle Mariners became just the third Black play-by-play announcer hired full time by a team in the history of Major League Baseball, the New York Daily News’ Ebenezer Samuel noted. A June investigation by writer David Jones found that none of the 130 college football teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision had a Black radio play-by-play announcer.

Play-by-play announcer James Verrett, who is Black, pointed out that Black announcers work a lot as analysts. But getting the play-by-play job—the network’s version of the voice of God—“is something that is a wall,” said Verrett. “It’s sort of like the Black quarterback situation.”

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