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Friday, February 10, 2012

FSKC announces on-air lineup for Royals - Rex Hudler and Steve Physioc to join

Former Major Leaguer Rex Hudler and veteran play-by-play announcer Steve Physioc will join Ryan Lefebvre, Jeff Montgomery, Joel Goldberg and Nate Bukaty to form FOX Sports Kansas City’s Royals television team in 2012, FOX Sports Kansas City announced today.

Lefebvre returns for his fifth season of play-by-play on FOX Sports Kansas City. He is slated to call 90 regular season games on television. Physioc, a Kansas State University alum, will be the play-by-play announcer for 50 telecasts. Both Lefebvre and Physioc will also call games on radio.

They’ll be joined in the booth by Hudler, who will call 120 games. Royals Hall-of-Famer Montgomery will serve as analyst for the remaining 20 telecasts.

Urge to killl….rising….

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 10, 2012 at 02:32 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. asinwreck Posted: February 10, 2012 at 04:30 PM (#4058374)
I though the Maloff boys had legal claim on the Anaheim Royals.
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: February 10, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4058404)
Ha, ha!

The Angels post-game guys were finding far too many ways of getting Hudler on the air. Problems solved! This has been a great off-season for the Angels, on and off the field.
   3. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: February 10, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4058414)
Screw you, Dan Glass.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 10, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4058415)
I predict that by May, Poochie Rex Hudler will have to return to his home planet.
   5. Lassus Posted: February 10, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4058418)
Does the punishment ever end for you poor guys?
   6. There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow Posted: February 10, 2012 at 05:05 PM (#4058422)
Steve Physioc

I thought this was some strange reference to Steve "Psyco" Lyons.
   7. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: February 10, 2012 at 05:07 PM (#4058425)
Does the punishment ever end for you poor guys?

I should have known building that golden calf was going to lead to trouble...
   8. Chris Needham Posted: February 10, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4058426)
Brilliant job by the Royals, really. This is sure to bump attendance up over the three million mark.
   9. TerpNats Posted: February 10, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4058444)
Brilliant job by the Royals, really. This is sure to bump attendance up over the three million mark.
The Yankees should take a cue from this, switch Sterling to TV and the YES men to radio, and they would have sellouts for at least the next five years. Of course, their TV ratings would plummet, but...
   10. Tripon Posted: February 10, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4058466)
The Royals hired the two guys who think Yuniesky Betancourt is a good player.
   11. hgmiller Posted: February 10, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4058475)
I moved to LA from Kansas in '99 and always thought Physioc and Hudler were a good team for the Angels in the early aughts. 100% homers, for sure, but most local broadcast crews are.

As long as Denny is still on the radio, I'm happy.

FWIW, the Angels won the world series four years after Hudler came on board as an analyst. Does this mean the Royals are now targeting 2015?
   12. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: February 10, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4058479)
Wow, not just Hudler but the guy who brings out the worst in Hudler. What a disaster.

always thought Physioc and Hudler were a good team for the Angels in the early aughts.

Um, no.
   13. Greg Franklin Posted: February 10, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4058540)
Living in Pac-12 country, I put up with a lot of Physioc on college football and basketball even if I don't get to see the Angels. He is a Stereotypical Announcer Guy who utters $10 words in place of 10-cent words, 100-word sentences in place of 10-worders, and cliched descriptions of everyone in the game. As mentioned earlier, he encourages his analysts the wrong way (Hud) or ignores them entirely (say whatever, Marques Johnson).

I know big-time Royals fan Bill James sticks up for Denny Matthews, but that must have been in the past. I can't stand Matthews on the radio now. You never know what's going on, and his monotone is the same whether a guy hits a home run or grounds into a GIDP. No fun. He isn't even a good homer announcer. The younger generation (Masur, Provus, Flemming) seem to be more my style.
   14. Dr. Vaux Posted: February 10, 2012 at 08:58 PM (#4058551)
Matthews does seem to have lost interest at times, but in his defense, anybody would have lost interest in the Royals by now. I listened to him most every day in 1996 and 97, and he wasn't the most excitable guy then, either; that's just not his style. And he's not at all a homer. What he is is intelligent and inclined to give a detailed, if idiosyncratic, description of the action. He's one of my favorites.

As for the younger generation, Flemming is excellent. The others seem to have been hired mainly for being indistinguishable from each other and unobjectionable at the cost of being uninteresting (I'll grant that they are unobjectionable). Nobody would hire a Skip Caray, Bill King, or Denny Matthews these days--they're too individual and therefore too potentially divisive. This avoidance of all possible controversy has come at a loss to the game.
   15. Mike Webber Posted: February 10, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4058578)
On the plus side it appears there will be less Bob Davis, the 2/3rds of Royals fans that hate him because he is a KU puke will be happy. The other 1/3 will also be happy, because he is awful.
   16. Jim Wisinski Posted: February 10, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4058613)

Very similar to what Royals fans will be saying as they listen to this new team.
   17. Guy LeDouche Posted: February 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4058627)
And people say there aren't cheerleaders in baseball.

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