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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Bob Carpenter to return to MASN as voice of Nats

and Face Palm Santangelo to return as the facepalm of Nats.

Late last year, it appeared Carpenter would not return to the booth after the Nats didn’t pick up his option last August, but both sides managed to come to terms recently. Calls to Carpenter were not returned.

It will mark Carpenter’s seventh season in the broadcast booth for MASN. He is known for the catch phrase, “See you later,” whenever a Nationals player hits a home run.

F.P. Santangelo will continue to be Carpenter’s broadcast partner. Santangelo is the fifth TV partner for Carpenter, who has worked with Tom Paciorek, Don Sutton, Rob Dibble and Ray Knight.

Repoz Posted: January 05, 2012 at 04:52 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Chris Needham Posted: January 05, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4029735)
Could be worse. It could be Suzyn Waldman or... umm.... well... I guess that's about as long as that list is gonna get.
   2. jingoist Posted: January 05, 2012 at 05:25 PM (#4029776)
I'm sure the BTF crowd will be all over this posting.
Does anyone outside the DC area give a rats patootie about who the local broadcast team employs?

Now, if we could only get Jon Miller back to the area........
Among my many grievances with Peter Angelos, #1 is his termination of Mr. Miller.

And FP is a decent, hardworking, if not inspirational, guy who gives good insight as to how playewrs think and how they react to certain situations.

As chris said; it could be worse.
By the way, who is Suzyn Waldman?
   3. Randy Jones Posted: January 05, 2012 at 05:33 PM (#4029791)
By the way, who is Suzyn Waldman?


Part of an unspeakably evil entity known as the Waldling that assaults your ears when you listen to Yankees radio broadcasts.
   4. TerpNats Posted: January 05, 2012 at 05:37 PM (#4029796)
Suzyn is the hench(wo)man to John Sterling's hackery.

Despite Carpenter's midwestern sunniness, a dreadful fit for Washington, I thank God neither Sterling nor Ken Harrelson does Nats games.
   5. Downtown Bookie Posted: January 05, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4029835)
F.P. Santangelo will continue to be Carpenter’s broadcast partner. Santangelo is the fifth TV partner for Carpenter, who has worked with Tom Paciorek, Don Sutton, Rob Dibble and Ray Knight.


ALERT ALERT - OLD MAN NEEDS HELP WITH MEMORY - ALERT ALERT

Who was the Nats PBP man when Ron Darling was doing color commentary on their broadcasts?

DB
   6. Leroy Kincaid Posted: January 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4029838)
Does anyone outside the DC area give a rats patootie about who the local broadcast team employs?

Some of those who subscribe to MLB.tv give a tootie. I don't mind Carpenter. Didn't he work for the Mets some years ago? Santangelo was one of the worst I've ever heard, back when he was with the Giants.
   7. Pujols Shot Ya Posted: January 05, 2012 at 06:41 PM (#4029855)
Carpenter did Cards games for a good long while (mid 90s?). I liked him then. Don't much care for him now that I'm an adult.

FP is awful. If he is offering a window into into what players are thinking, I don't want to know what players think.

Together, every once in a while, they get into this little echo chamber where they agree and re-agree over and over again. It's either something trivial, or just plain wrong. Time slows down when that happens. Trying to think of an example, maybe when they were trying to diagnose why the Nats were so bad late last year. I think they pinpointed defense or something as the problem. Oh yeah, and the constant mentions of Jayson Werth having good ABs/fixing his swing, etc.
   8. JH (in DC) Posted: January 05, 2012 at 07:33 PM (#4029899)
Who was the Nats PBP man when Ron Darling was doing color commentary on their broadcasts?


Mel Proctor.
   9. JE (Jason) Posted: January 05, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4029992)
Carpenter's play-by-play is generally tolerable but his home-run call, "SEE! YOU! LATER!" is beyond lame.
   10. JE (Jason) Posted: January 05, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4029995)
Does anyone outside the DC area give a rats patootie about who the local broadcast team employs?

I am guessing that you don't have access to the MLB Network.
   11. TerpNats Posted: January 05, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4030045)
Santangelo is the fifth TV partner for Carpenter, who has worked with Tom Paciorek, Don Sutton, Rob Dibble and Ray Knight.
Give Knight a Ford Frick asterisk; he filled in the final few weeks of the 2010 season after Dibble was let go. Ray works better with Johnny Holliday on the Nats' pre- and post-game shows.
   12. Downtown Bookie Posted: January 06, 2012 at 01:00 AM (#4030084)
Thanks JH. Totally blanked on that.

DB
   13. Dale Sams Posted: January 06, 2012 at 01:23 AM (#4030089)
Does anyone outside the DC area give a rats patootie about who the local broadcast team employs?


Yes...back when he called my team's (Tulsa) soccer games

coincidentally...in DC.

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