Moyer, Stairs could both join Phils' broadcast booth
Members of 2008 World Series team impress Comcast SportsNet in interviews
PHILADELPHIA -- Comcast SportsNet could be adding two members of the Phillies' 2008 World Series championship team to its broadcasts.
Sources said this week the network has been speaking to both Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs about joining Tom McCarthy in the broadcast booth. The network originally planned to hire just one color commentator to replace Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews, whom the network declined to bring back as part of its recently negotiated 25-year contract with the Phils. But those plans apparently changed following strong auditions by both.
Moyer, who has worked with ESPN, interviewed two weeks ago. Stairs, who has worked with NESN, interviewed late last week.
It is unclear how a Moyer-Stairs combination would work, if the network reaches agreements with both. They could share time in the booth like Wheeler and Matthews (Wheeler broadcast six innings, while Matthews broadcast three), they could split games, or they could both be in the booth at the same time with McCarthy.
Comcast also had Mitch Williams, Mickey Morandini and Kevin Stocker among its finalists.
An official announcement could come as early as the end of the week. Comcast broadcasts its first Grapefruit League game from Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., on Feb. 26.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.