BREAKING NEWS: John Rhadigan Fired as Texas Rangers' Play-by-Play Voice

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Sources telling me this afternoon that the Texas Rangers will today fire rookie play-by-play voice John Rhadigan.

We knew Rhadigan was off to a rough start, but this seems unfair. He went into the season with zero play-by-play experience and it showed.

Not sure what the Rangers expected. But not even half-a-season as a learning curve?

Developing ...

Update: Dave Barnett to replace John Rhadigan. Unfair Park has the details.


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Woodson1
Woodson1

Bring back Josh Lewin!     At least with Rhadigan gone I can watch a game with sound now.  Lewin was awesome in my opinion!   BRING HIM BACK!  Josh and Tag were great together!

JOJO
JOJO

He needs to go back to fox sports network for the dallas stars

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

fuck it, no whitts end yet, im logging off and leaving work.  Adios see mf'ers later

scoreboard doesn't lie
scoreboard doesn't lie

credit the Rangers for seeing the error of their ways by hiring a rookie to do a big time gig.now if only 105.3 can do the same.

bye-bye whitt a/k/a failed broadcaster...your kamikaze-like nose diving ratings days are almost numbered.

guest
guest

put emily in the broadcast booth. oh wait! she wouldnt be able to be in the clubhouse checking out all the guys then if she were up in the booth

Dmkergo
Dmkergo

Holly crap, I've been busy 24/7 as of late, and I checked the blog entries, and I'll be dog goned if my name wasn't in 33% of ALL entries. Thank you?  Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.  Facts are, I'm finally busy, and tryin' to make that sweet skrilla.  AND, holy s, the fake kerg's are OUT OF CONTROL; with "evil kerg's" being the worst.  But boys, and evil Kerg(s), remember-ya'll "cain't" do what I do.

Best of from 4/28/10:

Here at the lab we are working on our first fake scott with movable arms, before his arms just flopped about like Brobie on Yo Gabba Gabba. Don't know what that is? Than quit hanging out watching tranny porn and hiding in the bushes on the downlow. Also, the new fake scott loves to recite Camu and comments quite a bit on third world politics. And from your comments and suggestions, we made him a balding tool like the real "scott", complete with manpons and douchy, semi retarded coworkers who think he's witty. Guess what, everyone at Burger King with a 4th grade education is witty.     

Kergie out?  Nope.

LEGEND.

Cameron Dane Hudson
Cameron Dane Hudson

I could not stand this guy, especially how he said 'yesterday'  THis is Texas and we don't need a DAMN yankee broadcasting our games.  Apologize to Josh and get it over with!

Candi
Candi

I'll sleep with John Rhadigan if that makes him feel better.

BballFan
BballFan

Good riddance!  He was horrible!

Kergo
Kergo

I just thought about the racial aspect of a team led by a white guy(MAVS,Dirk) beating a team led by three black guys(HEAT,LeBrick,Bosh,Wade). Discuss.....

Candi
Candi

I slept with Richie last night.

corby's backpack fullaweed
corby's backpack fullaweed

Put Nadel in the booth with TAG and simulcast like the Stars do with R&R. I still can't see how this wasn't the solution from the beginning.

Richie's high chair
Richie's high chair

Am I the only person concerned about Feliz and his walkathons that he has been hosting his last few times up? Maybe we should change his name to wild thing. Wild Thing, you walk everything.

Sean
Sean

He was just so bad, and not noticably improving that they had to do something. It was hard to watch.

shooter
shooter

Nice guy but not a play by play announcer. Play by play is not the same as pre-game and post game wrap up host.

MB Tankersley
MB Tankersley

Bring back Lewin. I'd care more if I could get Fox Sports SW out here in ABQ.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Eff you, Whitt. You spent a segment of your show slamming the dude, don't play the "What? He got hosed!" card, you pathetic douchey excuse for a radio host. Fair would be The Fail firing your ass for having much longer than half a season to develop in your role, which you haven't done, all while tanking in the ratings. Right, Greggo? Greggo? Greggo? Hey, Greggo? Right? What the what, Greggo?

That said, I like Rhads and welcome him back to pre and post game duties. He just wasn't well-suited for play-by-play, but I've enjoyed him on TV and radio in other roles. I've bitched and moaned before about my feelings on how terrible the TV broadcast has been this season, and I stand by those opinions, and I'm happy about this move.

Try to be more like Rhads, Whitt. We all deserve that.

Prosserscott
Prosserscott

Half a season was too long. The guy is flat out terrible

Gooby
Gooby

wait Sterm just said they "the ticket" broke this story? im confused

Volta
Volta

Just read over 20 unfunny RW and Rhadigan jokes. Keep posting more Ya'll!!! :-/

Gooby
Gooby

damn if you asked me i would say Grieve should be fired... NOW im just sayin

Forrest
Forrest

John Rhadigan is a great guy and I like him a lot, just not as a play-by-play announcer.  He was not very good at it, and the Rangers should have realized he wasn't cut out for that particular job.  He didn't talk enough about what pitches were thrown and updating the viewers on the count after each pitch.  Too much dead air during the pitch, and his gentle voice basically would put you to sleep.  He's good on the pre and post-game shows, I hope he gets to go back to that.

Remember the Alamo
Remember the Alamo

The author of this article probably hasn't watched any Rangers games if they think this is unfair. Or maybe they've never heard what a good play-by-play announcer sounds like...

KergieKergy
KergieKergy

Now it's OVER!!!      Kergie out? Nope. Never.       LEGEND.                                                               

kergsy
kergsy

POW! POW! POW! 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Josh Lewin is a native New Yorker, dingus.

Hugh Jorgan
Hugh Jorgan

Sure, why not?  He apparently likes it in the ass.

kergsy
kergsy

Scott,you're as weak as a white mans jump. HHAHAHAHHAHA.  It's over!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

In that case you misspelled your name, Randy.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Gagreed completely..I would LOVE that, as would everyone else..Nadel is the man.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Well said Scruffy, well played.  RW, you got served! Right Greggo..Greggo..Greggo..What the What Greggoooooo.

Richie's high chair
Richie's high chair

Don't forget Red River Rally and Chokelahoma. He really wants those to take off.

Ritchie Whitt
Ritchie Whitt

Glad you come on here every-single-day and listen to the show every-single-day! You're helping pay off my hair-plugs you know. Thanks! .....oh and for the ratings,we're moving in the right direction:)

Gordon Rives
Gordon Rives

It's the Fraternal Union Code of Industry Brotherhood

Dmkergo
Dmkergo

I'll take it.......keep building the LEGEND.  Shhhessh man, I get more mentions on this sonnofabitch than Mr. RW Whitt. 

Dear Bruce Gilbert,    When Gregger gets all coked up again, can I be RW's other half?  we'll call it RAKE-the Richie and Kergo experience.  And I've got bits, it would be my pleasure to bring the following to life:

Sporty, the monkey that smashes breadScott, the wig flippin' office boyColton the MMA Doucher

and my new character, Rob En........he's this extreme guy that hangs out on patios in Addison, has tat's, piercings, and sadly, lives with his momma. 

I can do a segment where I read Hunter S. Thompson, or maybe Mark Twain, maybe some RW Emerson.  HDT?  We can do cookin' talk, maybe some campin' talk.  I think we could give the ole Hardline a run for the money! 

Todays Recipe:

Jalapeno and Bacon Omelet w/Pepper Jack-Goes good w/Homefries.

Kergie out?  Maybe for a few days, but, like someone mentioned last week; "he always lurking!"

Best Of-11/21/10

Wooooo-thank you Red Ball! Knitting in the stands distracts you folks? I was once told (with the Kergo human boy) to "sit down" during a Cowboys playoff game. This comes AFTER I witnessed a game in Foxboro, where people threatened physical harm to an older feller who couldn't, or wouldn't stand all game. Fans around here are, well, mmmmmm, sort of, ahhh, let's just say, "the knitting type". The last time I took the Kergo lady wife to a Rangers game, she felt the main objective was shopping in crappy, expensive gift shops. I mean 28 bucks for a Kinsler tshirt you can buy at Academy for 15 bucks.....what a frickin' deal. I'll never forget "down in front"! The cocaine and boob job crowd here makes me want to hurl after eating nachos. But not after eating chicken parm, that would be a huge waste of some good product! Good:Redballrooster, bbs, c.flinthead, halfy, s.merkincole beeraWalmartJakes Burgersthe kids, if they are not making racketBad:Rob MWalmart on Sunday, the shelves are empty.the kids, when racket is in "high season"ps-More toilet hurting? Awesome lists last week S. Merkin, much better than the actual articles posted by RW.     

Rupert Pupkin
Rupert Pupkin

You, you, let me tell you something, you are really funny. You think that one up all by your lonesome? I gotta say, now, thats not just funny, its really really funny. not just something I could think to come up with to make other people say, now that's clever, I mean were talkin Mark Twain comedy award at he Lincoln Center high brow material. So many layers, brief, yet evocative.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Scruffy's success on the field has carried over to his commenting.  Bringing the heat!

Em
Em

And Flamingo Fadeaway...

Mickey Spagnola
Mickey Spagnola

The only thing worse than listening to Rhad's, is spending 30 seconds trying to listen to the fan. I flipped over there yesterday afternoon because the ticket and ESPN were both on break. After listening to Greggo stammer around about nothing for a few seconds, I decided to go back and listen to a spot for Baker Brothers Plumbing instead. The Fan is an absolutely pathetic joke of a station. 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

At least spell Richie's name right. I do when I call him a douche.

Volta
Volta

Nooooo I can not stand that guy. If there's one thing I agree with you guys, its him being kicked off the show.

J's bs
J's bs

Are you reading this RW? Be entertaining like this Effing guy! Fake Kergoes cease and desist, immediately.

MoronDog
MoronDog

A Plumber Like No Other!!!!!

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