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Thursday, December 03, 2009

MLB: Enberg hired as Padres TV voice

Oh my my, It’s guaranteed to keep you alive!

“Oh my!” The Padres have landed a legend for their television broadcast team—Dick Enberg, who is considered not only one of the most versatile broadcasters in sports, but also one of the most recognized.

A source with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday that an official announcement will come Thursday and a press conference will be held at PETCO Park.

It’s believed that Enberg, who currently works for CBS Sports, will call about 120 games next season as part of the Padres television team.

Enberg, who will turn 75 on Jan. 9, lives in nearby La Jolla.

Repoz Posted: December 03, 2009 at 02:48 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Justin T's pasta pass was not revoked Posted: December 03, 2009 at 03:01 AM (#3401757)
Huh. This is kinda neat. I have a feeling the majority of people here will be against this, but I like Enberg. This will increase my Padres MLB.TV viewing at the beginning of the season. I hope he's adequate; as in, just get the names right most of the time.
   2. flournoy Posted: December 03, 2009 at 03:10 AM (#3401765)
This is not about Morgan Ensberg.
   3. Moloka'i Three-Finger Brown (Declino DeShields) Posted: December 03, 2009 at 03:32 AM (#3401777)
OH MY!
   4. SteveF Posted: December 03, 2009 at 03:48 AM (#3401782)
He seems like a nice enough fellow. He's just guaranteed to make 5 or so mistakes a broadcast.

It's tough to get old.
   5. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: December 03, 2009 at 03:58 AM (#3401789)
He seems like a nice enough fellow. He's just guaranteed to make 5 or so mistakes a broadcast.

It's tough to get old.

My impression as well, although he's plenty sharper than Dick Stockton despite being eight years his senior.
   6. SteveM. Posted: December 03, 2009 at 04:33 AM (#3401807)
I have the NFL Sunday Ticket and often I stop at the games he is calling because I still think he still is a great play by play man. Unlike the last few years of Pat Summerall's career, I haven't heard any decline in Enberg.
   7. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: December 03, 2009 at 04:55 AM (#3401818)
This is not about Morgan Ensberg.


Glad to see I'm not the only person who thought this.
   8. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: December 03, 2009 at 04:57 AM (#3401819)
Listen to him try basketball, and you'll hear some decline in Enberg.
   9. Fly is talking about film ####ing magic Posted: December 03, 2009 at 05:08 AM (#3401823)
This is not about Morgan Ensberg.

Unlikely, sir. They spell and pronounce their names differently.
   10. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: December 03, 2009 at 05:34 AM (#3401830)
this is more great broadcasting news.
   11. SantoFan Posted: December 03, 2009 at 05:44 AM (#3401836)
Does this mean Neely is out and Enberg will be paired with Mark Grant, or are both Marks gone and Enberg's going to go Vin Scully-style... Either way, I'm happy about this news. Padres games have been really, really hard to watch/listen to the last few years; looking forward to an improvement.
   12. shozzlekhan Posted: December 03, 2009 at 05:53 AM (#3401838)
I love "a source with knowledge of the situation."

It's like "a source that acted as a source."
   13. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: December 03, 2009 at 05:54 AM (#3401840)
I think Enberg is still plenty good. We need to enjoy these classic voices while they're still around. Dick Enberg, even running at 2/3 speed, beats the pants off most of his peers.
   14. Harold can be a fun sponge Posted: December 03, 2009 at 05:55 AM (#3401841)
Enberg is still great doing NFL games, so I'm pretty happy about this.

It seems unlikely that Grant will be the same goofball as he's been the last few years if partnered with Enberg. Which is something I'll miss.
   15. Barnaby Jones Posted: December 03, 2009 at 06:00 AM (#3401842)
I love "a source with knowledge of the situation."

It's like "a source that acted as a source."


I take it as a tacit admission that journalists sometimes run with stories from sources talking out their rectums.
   16. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 03, 2009 at 11:43 AM (#3401895)
My impression as well, although he's plenty sharper than Dick Stockton despite being eight years his senior.


Enberg has the better combover, too.
   17. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: December 03, 2009 at 01:13 PM (#3401917)
My fave Enberg call was at Wimbledon many years ago, during a mixed doubles match, when all four players slipped and fell during a volley: "he's down, she's down, THREE down, FOUR DOWN...!"

Fun fact: Dick Enberg was born almost excatly three decades before RMc, about 100 miles away.
   18. Tricky Dick Posted: December 03, 2009 at 03:14 PM (#3402044)
This is not about Morgan Ensberg.


Funny, I thought it was about Morgan Ensberg when I first clicked on this. Ensberg got a bit of experience as a television broadcaster on some college baseball games last year.
   19. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: December 03, 2009 at 04:32 PM (#3402140)
Does Enberg have huge debts to pay? He seems to be working a ton for a guy of his age. I say this as an Enberg supporter.
   20. Jeff K. Posted: December 04, 2009 at 01:40 AM (#3402936)
My fave Enberg call was at Wimbledon many years ago, during a mixed doubles match, when all four players slipped and fell during a volley: "he's down, she's down, THREE down, FOUR DOWN...!"

I have a book that is going to blow your mind. Give it a chance, it's not all about counting fish and colors.

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