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Jamie Moyer interviewed for the Phillies’ announcer gig

Jan 23, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Brad Lidge pulled himself out of the running to replace Gary Matthews as the Phillies’ television analyst and now Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Jamie Moyer interviewed for the job.

According to Zolecki the “top candidates” for the gig are Moyer, Mitch Williams, Mickey Morandini, and Kevin Stocker. Doug Glanville apparently removed himself from consideration, like Lidge.

I guess this probably means Moyer has officially given up on a comeback at age 51, which makes me a little bit sad.

  1. themanytoolsofignorance - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    So that’s it then? Moyer’s hung them up? Or does he plan to use the announcers booth between starts? Hope so. I still hold out hope that he will make some starts in 2014.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      It’s the return of the player-announcer! Also, phill in Phanatic.

    • natstowngreg - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      What with Mark Mulder’s comeback from the media, perhaps this is the new model. It works particularly well for left-handed pitchers because, as we know, there is always a shortage of guys who can throw a baseball over a 17-inch wide rubber plate with the left hand. They have economic value later in life than most players.

      Not quite the same as managers and GMs working in the media between gigs. Those guys don’t have to stay in shape, or get back into shape when they return to managing or GMing.

  2. chacochicken - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    He got the announcer job with an invite to spring training.

  3. deathmonkey41 - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    I’m sure Amaro will make him an offer soon, so he should probably hold off on the annoucer gig.

    • chacochicken - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      I bet he brought his glove to the interview.

  4. raysfan1 - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    He’s the last active MLB player older than me, so I’d love to see him on the mound again for that reason alone.

    • natstowngreg - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      It’s a terrible thing to realize you’re older than every Major League player. Been there, suffered that, so you have my sincere condolences.

  5. cruuuzcontrol - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Every offer comes with an invite to major league spring training. Amaro’s concept of “low risk, high reward” is rather expansive.

  6. eagles512 - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Hire 2 of them and get rid of the worst announcer in baseball, Tom McCarthy.

  7. rjmarrella - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    I’m a Moyer Man!

  8. moogro - Jan 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Please take Mitch Wiliams away from MLB network.

  9. plmathfoto - Jan 23, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    He can use the booth to scout teams in between starts

  10. Jonny 5 - Jan 23, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    I do not want Mitch Williams to get that job. I’d rather have Wheeler back.

    • paulott219 - Jan 25, 2014 at 6:14 PM

      I like Jamie Moyer or Mitch Williams that would be my number one and two.

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