There were rumblings earlier this offseason (sorry, I can't find a link) that Joe Morgan's involvement with ESPN might be scaled back a bit. Naturally, as a baseball fan and patriotic American, I was overjoyed by this. But...calling tonight's USA/Mexico game with Jon Miller are Rick Sutcliffe (bad, but not Morgan-bad) and relative newcomer Eric Karros.
Does that mean Karros is being groomed for a major role with the network? I hope not. I knew I didn't like him much since the first WBC game I heard him call, but it wasn't until tonight's game that I realized the problem.
He sounds just like Tim McCarver. He even makes McCarver-like comments: "Speaking of..." as a segue from one relevant topic to another one in the far reaches of McCarver/Karros universe. Turns out Eric is just 38 years old, which means we could be facing decades of pain.
Bob Uecker, Jim Powell, Daron Sutton: keep up the good work. Please.