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The man to the right is now the man in charge.
John Rhadigan.

Great guy. Good voice. Only question marks are:

1. He's funny, which we've learned team president Nolan Ryan doesn't necessarily appreciate.

2. He's never done baseball play-by-play. Ever.

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Eddie
Eddie

Welcome to John Rhadigan. He sticks to the game, instead of chasing rabbits while important play is going on. A big improvement. Please leave Dave Barnett where he is -- I watch on TV.

Dougbail
Dougbail

Like to see Dave Barnett do more broadcasts. Rhadigan doesn't bring much baseball to the show. Contrast whatvTom Grieve does when Barnett is doing play by play with what he does with Rhadigan.

PPM don't lie
PPM don't lie

@fact checker

a few wknd shifts and a couple months of Newy carrying richie's bag doesn't equate to a drivetime gig promotion.richie went WAY out of his way to write fluff pieces on behalf of greggo and then stole the hammer away from john clay wolfe.smart move on richie's behalf to latch on to an addict who lost his fastball in order to get some radio exposure.big gamble on bruce gilbert's behalf to move them to primetime.105.3 the Fail's plan to "suck less" with RAGE isnt working.they're actually sucking more evidenced by recent ratings.maybe richie can get greggo a gig writing for the observer when the switch is flipped.

fact checker
fact checker

Romo's Broken Shoulder is right - Greggo wasn't stolen from anybody. In fact, like him or not, Richie was the one who brought on Greggo during Newy's vacation last May and got him a chance on the Fan to begin with. I am assuming the feedback was overwhelmingly positive since they offered him a full-time gig after only two or three fill-in shows.

Did Richie then steal Greggo? Maybe you can make a point there. He had the chance to stay with Newy but jump shipped to Greggo - Richie is likely looking out for his own best interest and knows Greggo is still a likeable and talented host and could have enough potential to have a successful show in the future. Although I don't think Richie is near as bad as people here make him as a host, Greggo is without question the main draw for RAGE and Richie knows it.

And yeah, did you read Greggo's blog when he was with ESPN? I don't see a future in journalism...

Ray D. O
Ray D. O

if greggo is to succeed he needs a strong, veteran host.say what you will about richie, but its painfully obvious he is new to radio.neither greggo nor richie can host their own show for an hour, but they were paired and given 5 hrs to fill.

lets look at it from the PD's point of view:he was asked to save the titanic, but lets use a football analogy.its near the end of the game so he calls the hail mary with greggo as his qb throwing to richie.he is/was hoping greggo can be a draw.he paired hammer with a former local sportswriter.

richie ran the wrong route, but it didnt matter cuz greggo dropped the snap as he saw Galloway blitzing.as josh lewin used to say, "ball game"

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Wouldn't really say that the Hammer was stolen from John Douche..and Greggo don't know how to write..so a writing gig is out for him..just hope RW's saving some scratch .. For the radio gig is sure to end..(let's burn a segment on best run plays ever by the Cowboys..yeah man that's awesome out of the box thinking..3 weeks after cowboys don't make the playoffs..Rage should change it's name to Gay..because they are super

Jamal
Jamal

LOL. Jealous again RW is obviously of anything that happens positively for the Ticket (in this case guest host John Rhadigan)!

Sorry Richie, you and the Fail lose once again to the Ticket. It's obvious you're steamed!

Davek
Davek

Rhadigan is a friend of Josh Lewin, and he may have been on RAGE today (didn't get to listen). I've never heard Richie say anything bad about him, just that he wonders if it is going to work out.

But if you want to read what Richie just wrote ("Great guy. Good voice.") and decide that he is jealous, do what you got to do.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

RW was too busy icing some bros to keep up with Rangers news..their probably talking Cowboys again on the fail.

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

I hope he does a good job...if not they can get Ben or Skin to help out since 103.3 ESPN is the official home of the Texas Rangers!

sports talker
sports talker

yuck, no Ben&Skin please. They suck enough on their own show.

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

Sarcasm.

Don't you guys remember "Ben-tastic" Fireworks Friday when they were on the Fan?

sports talker
sports talker

I was fortunate enough to miss that, but regretfully did hear a couple Manly Man Brackets or whatever they were called.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

In the category of "Busting Richie's Balls", quick question:Why is Wilonsky blogging this before you? I'll wait for your response before I pass judgement on what is a sports issue and what is an Unfair Park issue.....

sports talker
sports talker

I am pretty sure Unfair Park covers whatever they want regardless of topic and there is some overlap. The more concise writeup is at Unfair Park though.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

I've often wondered the same thing myself. I can understand Big Bob Wilonsky covering for you when you're out and Sam's not available, but him treading on your turf like this is TERRRRRRRRRRRRRIBLE, America.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I mean, seriously... Wilonsky couldn't text you or call you? I'd be pissed. It'd be like the chick in accounting doing my job.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

and you had not done radio b4 you got your big time big town radio gig, so whats the difference. hes covered them for years and I am willing to give him a shot

fact checker
fact checker

Richie worked his way up doing weekend shows on the Fan and had a show with Newy before joining Greggo. Merkin, you are a bit of an attitudinal ass, but at least you make fair points time to time. Scruffy is just a one-note troll.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

It's not my fault you overlook my many fair points, nor is it my fault you get so butt-hurt because I don't bow down to Richie. Try tearing down one of my sports opinions next time. I wish you luck.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Rhads worked his way up from TV sportscaster, to FSSW anchor while doing some rangers broadcasting in there. So whats your point? That comes straight from Rhads LinkedIn page. As for beingg attitudinal, I guess I am, but only when I know Im talking facts

ScottsMerkinsFleaInfestation
ScottsMerkinsFleaInfestation

Actually, Richie was a "Plus One" along with Rhads and some other spares during the Hardline tryouts. Do you have a perennial chip on your shoulder, merkin? You and scruffys shitty attitudes are tiresome.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Try ignoring our "shitty attitudes" then. Merkin is right about RW--the whole people-in-glass-houses thing.

When Richie posts second to Unfair Park and then doesn't manage to provide a quarter of the content but does manage to fit some baseless snark in, it's my opinion he deserves a kick in the nuts. All we want is a blog that isn't half-assed.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

hey dickface, no chip, just wondering why he can call someone out when in fact Richie took the same path. oohh he +1 wow, hell Rhads has broadcasted baseball b4 too.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Hopefully Rhads takes to it much better.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Love Rhads, but this move is akin to making Mat McBriar a placekicker. Could he do it? Of course. Would he be any good at it? Highly doubtful.

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