It is with great appreciation, and excitement that I proudly announce that for the 2012 season I will join the Padres’ broadcast team in the radio booth as a color analyst, alongside Jerry Coleman, Ted Leitner, and Andy Masur.
I am extremely honored to be invited by the Padres to join their excellent team of broadcasters, and look forward to adding to the great broadcasts that have been a hallmark of Padres baseball for many years.
There are several people that I want to thank for this incredible opportunity. First, my sincerest thanks to Jeff Moorad, Tom Garfinkel, and the Padres organization. I can’t thank them enough for having the confidence in me to share Padres baseball with the fans, and to be a representative of the organization. Second, I want to thank my representative, Burton Rocks, for facilitating an agreement with the team through a process that was quick, fair, and uncommon to most negotiations created more good will between all involved. Third, I thank my amazing family for always supporting me in my passion to be a part of the game of baseball, even though it takes me away from them for a large chunk of the year. Finally, I want to thank the dedicated Padres fan base for your support over the past eight years while I covered the team as the pregame and post game host on XX1090 and CH4. I have learned as much from you, as I hope you have learned from me.
To be able to share the action and insights of the games, and to talk baseball with Padres’ fans is an amazing opportunity, as is getting to work with and learn from Jerry, Ted, and Andy who combined have over 70 years of experience broadcasting Padres baseball! I am equally excited about getting a chance to spend more time with Buddy Black, his coaching staff, and the players to continue my never ending education about this great game that we all share a passion for.
I can’t wait to share Padres baseball with all of you in 2012 – GO PADS!