Was at Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech basketball game yesterday where Digger Phelps was inducted into ND’s ring of honor. Apparently Moyer is married to Digger’s daughter so he was in attendance. So I go over and I introduce myself and thank him and he informs me that he has a interview to replace Wheels and Sarge Monday (today). Hadn’t seen this reported anywhere yet.
Indeed, Moyer was in South Bend for Digger’s festivities. And, indeed, he is in Philadelphia right now:
The obvious speculation here is that he might be in town to interview for the Phillies broadcasting job. He had been favoriting Tweets about him replacing Wheels, and he would make sense as the perfect ex-player, intellectual baseball guy. Here’s what I wrote two weeks ago about Moyer:
He has a lot of money, but he can’t get away from the game. So I could see him doing this. He sort of has the same pros and cons as Schil, minus the disliked and fat parts. Speaks his mind, lots of insight, but could grate at you over course of season. Soothing voice is a plus though.
Of course, given Ruben Amaro’s offseason efforts, it is entirely possible that Moyer may in fact be in Philadelphia to interview for a job with the team… for a spot in the rotation. I wish I could say that was a joke.
We’ll keep you updated on this.