The Associate Press' Rob Maaddi is reporting long-time broadcaster Chris Wheeler and color analyst Gary Matthews will no longer be members of the Phillies broadcast team moving forward. This all comes in the wake of the Phillies signing a massive new television contract.
Wheeler has been on the broadcast team since 1977 and with the team for over 40 years. Matthews played with the Phillies in the 1980s and has been a member of the broadcast team for the last seven seasons. The Phillies plan to keep both members as a part of the organization in some capacity.
Wheels drove many people nuts with his constant talking but one thing that nobody could argue is that he knew his stuff when it came down to it. His "Stump the Phans Trivia Question" stuff was impressive to say the least.
Matthews, otherwise known as "Sarge," was tough to listen to but I thought improved immensely in 2013 but that could've been the fact that it was easy to critique the team when their mistakes were so obvious.
Unfortunately, Tom McCarthy still remains according to the report. But, as I'm sure most Phillies fans agree, we'd all like to see the Phillies radio team - Scott Franzke and Larry Anderson - moved to the television broadcast.
I don't think it gets any more entertaining than listening to Franzke and LA.
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