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Sunday, November 18, 2012
The search process led by WGN continues, and you can add at least one more name to the list: Jim Deshaies. Sources confirmed the longtime Houston Astros color analyst recently interviewed for the job.
Another source said that Dan Plesac – who was viewed as a frontrunner – informed WGN on Friday that he’s withdrawing from consideration and will remain at the MLB Network.
Ugghh…therefore, during his appearances, I will remain at the Ultima Spiaggia network.
Judging by the messages across Twitter, Doug Glanville definitely appealed to a certain demographic. Here’s a University of Pennsylvania graduate, a gifted writer for The New York Times who gets social media and has a three-dimensional view of the game.
Contact was made, but the two sides never had a sit-down. There’s an extension with ESPN in the works, according to a source close to Glanville, so cross him off the list.
The X-factor is what happens when WGN’s contract expires after the 2014 season and the Cubs look to cash in on the local television deals that have fundamentally changed the baseball economy.
Earlier this month, sources identified five contenders who were targeted for interviews: Plesac; Rick Sutcliffe; Eric Karros; Gary Matthews; and Todd Hollandsworth.
Posted: November 18, 2012 at 07:03 AM | 9 comment(s)
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