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Latest Announcer Candidate: Steiner
2004-11-18 22:48
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Charley Steiner? I liked him on SportsCenter during that show's halcyon days, and haven't minded him on the few occasions I've heard him on radio. But I don't know that Yankee fans feel the same way.

Update: Tom Hoffarth at the Daily News says it's happening as of next week: Steiner will be the Dodgers new No. 2 play-by-play announcer. No source for the report is given, however.

Update 2: Says Alex Belth at Bronx Banter: "The first thing that popped into my head was a moment from The Honeymooners when Alice sang, 'I donít want him, you can have him, heís too fat for me.' Yo, chill kid. Actually, I donít mind Steiner at all, but he was hopelessly miscast alongside ol' Silver Throat, John Sterling. Why? Because their pairing violates the fat-skinny tradition of comedy teams like Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Gleason and Carney, Siskel and Ebert, and Mike and the Mad Dog. With Steiner and Sterling you had heft with hefty and the chemistry just didnít work. I hope Steiner goes to L.A. and flourishes."

I will caution that while something seems to be up, as of Friday morning not a single source was on the record about Steiner being hired.

Update 3: The New York Times says in Saturday's editions that the announcement will come Monday. Not even an unnamed source is mentioned.

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