Since the two man lead team of Matt Vasgersian and Daron Sutton was announced we’ve been wondering how the play by play duties would be split. I have an answer directly from Sutton: they simply make it work.
There is no science behind the scheduling. Matt has day jobs with MLB Network and ESPN. Darron is still the driving force behind Perfect Game. The producers simply coordinate with both men to ensure they have coverage for all games; a formula which works thanks to the lack of ego of all involved.
Gubi and Jose Mota are the glue that holds the broadcast team together. On deck in case neither of the marquee names are available are Mark Langston and Tim Salmon. Look for a split of about 50/50 Matt and Daron in May. The schedule for June isn’t set yet.
If you missed my interview with Daron Sutton, please give it a watch this weekend. The Angels have scored yet another class guy in the booth.
Sutton and Gubi making some kids day at the Big A. I love moments like this.
As far as actual baseball news, the Angels are on the road in an early AL West swing. These type of road trips play a big role in who plays in October and who watches from home.
Who is the most irreplaceable player in 2021? As always, the interesting part of the list is who is second to Mike Trout.
Getting Anthony Rendon’s bat back into the lineup will be huge, and that day is dawning.
The prospect of Shohei Ohtani writing baseball history is making fans of everyone, including longtime sports writers.
Who might be joining this star studded group in the future? Taylor Blake Ward stopped by to talk prospects this week.
Getting off to a hot start is one thing but what Corbin Burnes is doing in Milwaukee is simply incredible.
There are legitimate arguments against the shift. I personally wouldn’t go with “It ended Jay Bruce’s career” as one but the data included is worth a read.
A story that seems so familiar here and must be devastating for Lamet and San Diego, the kid is down again with injury. If this does mean TJ, that will be 2 in 3 years.
Feel good story of the week: Bo Bichette hit a ball out of Fenway and it landed in front of the building in which his parents met.
I looked for a good clip of Dante Bichette highlights and found what is likely the worst highlight video I’ve ever seen. What it lacks in video quality it makes up for in irrelevant music. What ever happened to Dance Dance Revolution anyway?
I kept going down the rabbit hole until I found this epic channel, Classic MLB1, which has a 1979 Friday Night Baseball game featuring the Angels vs. Yankees. Nolan Ryan on the hill. Presented by Lowenbrau, so you know it was classy.