I for one, am appalled at Comcast tossing over Ray Fosse like they have. He's truly one of the best color men in the game, and has been, for the A's, for a very long time.
Comes this movie, which I did enjoy, and loved the memories etc, it was great fun. But why the heck that means Ray Fosse should be tossed over is beyond me.
I know its not permanent btw, but this is the 2nd period this season they have done it.
Who was Scott Hatteberg? A washed up catcher that Billy Beane thought would make a decent first basemen, he was, and thats all he was. A decent first basemen. But commercialization over this movie, glorified fiction not fact, making a hero out of a mediocre player, has left a terrific broadcaster, insulted, and tossed aside.
I think it stinks. And I have no respect whatsoever for Comcast for doing so.
The worst thing, is I fear it will signal the end of Fosse's career. I doubt if he is going to take to this insult very well, and will likely retire. If so, that is most sad. Like the gentleman he is, he will finish this season per his agreement, but I fear this is not sitting well with him, and would not blame if he told them to stuff it at the end of the season.
As for Scott's commentary, zzzzzzzzzzz He has the personality of a dead mackerel. And has maybe 1/4 the experience, and colorful "I was there" history of baseball lore and legends, that Ray Fosse has.
Sell out Comcast. Not sure what you think this gains. But it may lose one of the most interesting and talented color commentators in baseball.