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Report: Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. to Join NBCS Philly as Analyst

Russ Joy - February 17, 2020

If you can’t beat ’em or join ’em, analyze them? If we’re to believe a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Bob Brookover, former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. could be headed to NBC Sports Philadelphia to serve as an analyst:

Amaro served most recently as a special advisor to the New York Mets’ rookie GM Brodie Van Wagenen, but opted to walk away from a similar offer for the 2020 season. Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the first-base coach of the Boston Red Sox.

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Depsite Being Injured and Almost 50, Jamie Moyer Signs with…

Ryan Gillon - March 30, 2011

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Jamie Moyer may not be playing baseball, but you'll still see him plenty this season.

After having Tommy John surgery in December, Jamie Moyer announced he would attempt to return to baseball in 2012.

Instead, he will return tomorrow night, just not in the way that we're accustomed to seeing him.

Moyer will join the team on ESPN's Baseball Tonight as an analyst during the 2011 season. I first saw the news on David Murphy's High Cheese blog, where he wrote the following:

The job seems logical for a guy like Moyer. Only problem: once you get him talking about pitching, you find yourself in desperate need of Dave Chappelle's Wrap-it-Up Box.

 

Nothing like a good laugh, folks.

Donovan McNabb is Now a College Basketball Analyst

Ryan Gillon - March 15, 2011

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If he stuck with basketball in college, you would have never known that he exists

Donovan McNabb doesn't know where he's playing football next season, or if he'll be playing football next season. But I can tell you what he'll be doing this weekend.

McNabb will be covering the first two rounds of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic. He will appear throughout the weekend to give his thoughts and analysis on all that is college basketball.

And after all, he should. He did play college basketball for two years at Syracuse, averaging 7.5 minutes and 2.8 points per game. (He did shoot 46.4%, though… that's not bad). It's no secret that McNabb wants to be a part of the media after his NFL career is over, so I can't blame him for taking the opportunity.

Sadly, word has it that a group of 30 employees in the lunch room at CSN Mid-Atlantic booed viciously when McNabb was announced as an analyst for this weekend…

…yes, I completely made that up.

Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog also had a couple of kneeslappers to boot:

If you wanted to make jokes, you could either say that the final two minutes of analysis will be provided by Rex Grossman, or that producers better have a barf bag at the ready, or that less than 24 hours after announcing they had signed McNabb, CSN will likely bench him in favor of Rick “Doc” Walker. Or something like that.

 

All jokes aside, kudos to McNabb for keeping busy. Many NFL players should find something to do, as well. This lockout might have staying power.