The 50 or so fans of the Washington Nationals who were actually able to watch the home team play on cable TV last season and suffered through Ron Darling's mind-numbing babble all season rejoiced earlier this winter at the news that Darling wouldn't be returning to the booth for the Nats. From today's Post, some news on the cable front: play-by-play guy Mel Proctor might not return. But hold on, it gets better: the utterly dreadful Rob Dibble could be taking over for Darling as color man. Very soon, we may be able to answer the question: "Can it get any worse than Ron Darling?" with a resounding "Yes." Get ready to put your mute button to good use, and get friendly with Jageler and Slowes:
On the radio front, former Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) radio man and Boston sports-talk radio vet Dave Jageler is expected to be named as the replacement for Dave Shea, who was canned a few weeks ago.