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Shane Victorino will be a playoff analyst for TBS this week

Oct 8, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

Shane Victorino

Next month Shane Victorino will hit the open market as a free agent, but in the meantime he’s serving as a television analyst for the playoffs.

Tonight, tomorrow, and Wednesday he’ll join Matt Winer, Dennis Eckersley, and David Wells on the TBS studio team. Mark Newman of MLB.com reports that Matt Kemp was initially supposed to take the gig, but he canceled following shoulder surgery and his Dodgers outfield-mate stepped in.

This is the first year since 2006 that Victorino hasn’t played in the playoffs, as he made the postseason in five straight years for the Phillies and played a total of 46 playoff games.

  1. bigxrob - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    drinking game – every time Victorino says “ya know”, have one.

    Be advised, you will need a lot of alcohol

  2. Francisco (FC) - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Oh. My. God. This may be the first time I may be looking forward to a TBS broadcast. have you seen Victorino in interviews? I’m not sure the other guys will be able to keep up. I mean, I’m not say Shane is going to be a smart analyst, it’s just that Energy has great potential for entertainment. Note to the TBS staff. Do not give him caffeine.

  3. willclarkgameface - Oct 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Well, he will need another job so this could be a good start.

    I say sign up with Francona in Cleveland, start that rebuilding process, and rock out with your socks out.

  4. xmatt0926x - Oct 8, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Shane can really be an articulate guy. He runs into problems when he’s doing interviews right after the game and he speaks a million miles an hour. If he keeps his breath and takes it slow then I think he’ll do fine. Lets face it. He has to be an upgrade to that dope Davis Wells. Has this guy made a relevant point in the several years he’s been on the TBS playoff shows? I know Shane has ADHD. What’s the excuse for Wells? He’s like a 13 year old.

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