Chris Wheeler Finally Talks About Getting Fired

First time in a while I wanted to hear Wheels talk. He addressed his firing while speaking to Jon Marks and Sean Brace on 97.5 today:

“They did what they felt they wanted to do and that they had to do. I have no idea how their search process went on and I wish Jamie and Matt Stairs the best. They’re two guys I know very, very well. Do I want to still be doing the games? Yeah. Will it hurt? Sure. But, you know what, I’m gonna be 69-years old this year and everybody says it’s about time to go enjoy yourself and have a summer off. I, of course, don’t look at it that way and maybe I will in time but right now it still hurts.”

“It’s kind of weird getting fired by Comcast SportsNet like that, the way they didn’t want us anymore. It’s something that I had to deal with. Once I got past the point and turned the page I figured, ‘Well, hey, I had a great run.’ I had a lot of fun, a lot of people like me, people didn’t like ya but you can only say it one time and you do it your own way for as many years as I did and I just loved being in there.”

I do feel bad for him that the Comcast overlords were the ones who made the decision. That’s shitty any way you slice it.

Audio here.

29 Comments

  1. Well I hate him because Harry hated him because Whitey hated him. He wasn’t the problem though. Tom McCarthy is still here and we’re gonna hafta figure out which exec he’s blowing regularly if we want to get rid of his almost born retarded ass.

  2. I give TMac a year. Then Comcast puts Tina Fey or somebody in there.

  3. That’s the most Wheeler has ever spoken without including the words “middle in”.

    I’m just glad I wasn’t the one that had to get rid of the slackers this time.

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  4. I didn’t hate Wheels like many fans, but it was definitely time for a change. I have been following the Phillies since the early 80′s and it will be nice to see some new blood in the booth.

  5. Was at Spring Training a few years back. Great game, phils rallied to win on walk off. Hung outside locker room to see players, maybe grab autograph for my kid. Players blew outa there, couldn’t be bothered. Wheels walked the fence, chatted, had all day to talk. His act in booth was tired, time for a change. But a class act in my book.

  6. I just don’t understand why McCarthy was kept on. He should have been shitcanned with Wheeler. Doesn’t Comcast realize that clown McCarthy was the real problem. His amateurish rah, rah, style of broadcasting belongs on a AA minor league team not in the majors. I hope there is zero chemistry between McCarthy, Stairs and Moyer so they can get rid of McCarthy and bring up Franzke and Anderson to the TV booth.

    • Pay the fuck attention

      February 15, 2014 at 12:42 am

      It can’t be stressed enough how Frankze and LA have both said repeatedly that they don’t want to go on TV. Not only have they said it, but pretty much every sports talk show host in the city has numerous times as well. This happens every year when people always complain about the Phillies broadcasters. Where have you been?

  7. Nicky Negadelphia

    February 14, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    My boyz Marks and Brace with the sizz-coop. Well played, gentlemen! Too bad our competition was talking about food and Seinfeld reruns.

  8. Marks and Brace, horrendous. Two tools that embarrass themselves daily.

  9. Holy shit I just realized that Kyle Scott is the Wheels of the Philly Internet.

  10. John Clark`s anal plug

    February 14, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    HOLY CHRIST, Feeling Sorry for this rat haired douchebag! He tried to push out Harry and Whitey by blowing Monty all these years saying “They`re being mean to me”…WELL FUCK HIM!! He gets what he deserves and i`m glad the only thing that sucks that “company man” TMac is back, WTF did Scott Graham do to get fired? Boy i`m so glad he didn`t get any work…He`s ONLY THE VOICE OF THE NFL!! I guess Wheels didn`t like him either. Fuck you Wheeler hope i never have to see you again.

  11. The best thing he ever did was not step on Kalas during the World Series call.

  12. Do you think you will ever get an interview? Let alone one like this?

    I read your site out of hatred. I’d bet 50% of your readers are the same. You suck, you literally do nothing.

  13. Sorry to dissapoint you Nicky, never listen. They are radio death. Nice to know you and their other 5 fans still tune in..

  14. bill conlins stink finger

    February 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

    clay,lmao-when i am the king of the world, bill cambell will replace wheels, so the squirrels will still sit high, now come over here little girl and sit on my lap

  15. Glad he’s gone because:

    1. Tired of him making excuses for every Phillies mistake. Like fat ass Ryan Howard who cant bend over to pick up a routine ground ball.

    2. Never forgive him for ratting out Harry the K’s tail chasing adventures on the road

    3. I would never trust a 67 year old who lives at home with his mother.

  16. gcobbs massive choppers

    February 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

    first off scott graham blew-second wtf with jim jackson, he is friggin terrible, just stick to hockey, which by the way you not that great at either, who the fuck is next ? big jackoff daddy, plugging his two bit shows at some 100 seat venue? f him and his cd’s books, ect,

  17. WHEELER was the most despised person in Philly broadcast history. Thank God I can turn the sound back on.

  18. Marks is OK but they really need to can Sean Brace. Or if they are going to continue to have him on they need to send him to a speech therapist. I think he listened to one to many rap songs and has picked up a black man’s accent. Sean, the word “that” is not pronounced “dat”. Start there.

  19. Angelo’s the next over the hill bore ass to go.

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