"We are thrilled to have a talent like Rob Dibble join our broadcast crew. His enthusiasm and knowledge will quickly make him very popular among Nationals viewers. Rob and I talked today about the three things we know he will be: honest, informative and fun."
(Stan Kasten, via Nationals dot com, 1/27/2009)
We can think of at least three better adjectives to describe Rob Dibble than Stan came up with.
On Sutton: Good riddance - at least now the loyal 9000 viewers won't be subjected to listening to Don Sutton blather on about the Braves night after night. Some nights, it was almost like he never left Atlanta; and what was up with the Ryan Langerhans obsession?
On Rob Dibble: Welcome! You're a blogger's dream! Tuning in to those mid-August broadcasts with the team 20 games out of first place will be entertaining, at the very least. It seems perfectly fitting for this to be the guy (with no full time commentating experience on his resume) taking over color commentary duties for Nats broadcasts on MASN. Do you smell a trainwreck?
NTP might be on to something with that MASN suicide theory...