Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jim Powell Says Good Bye

I am sad to see Jim Powell go to Atlanta. I liked what he brought to the broadcast and thought he was really up on the entire Brewers system and gave great bits of info about the minor leaguers during the game. Sure he laughed at Uecker's stories that I am sure he has heard about 10 times each, but that was part of his job and made listening to the Brewers that much more fun. He wasn't afraid to mention if a player was playing bad. If he got real excited, he did sound like Kermit the Frog introducing the musical guest on The Muppet Show, but I didn't mind that. I thought he was a good announcer and a very knowledgeable baseball guy and he really added to the broadcast.

Over at brewerfan.net, Jim posted a good bye letter.

It's a nice read. Hopefully he has a good career in Atlanta. And hopefully his replacement here can measure up to his baseball acumen. If Bill Michaels is the new guy, I may never listen to the Brewers on radio.

11 comments:

woziszeus said...

Jim Powell is good people. Wouldn't have minded him seeing him take over for Bob one day. Maybe it'll still happen.

ClownShipLollypop said...

Please tell me you're joking about Bill Michaels?! Is there talk of that?!

That guy is a bag of douches.

AP said...

Yeah, Goldy.....was that a joke or is there actually talk of that happening??? This was the first I've heard of that.

Nubs said...

THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

I have been told they are looking for a guy with a minimum 2 years MLB experience calling regular season games.

Anonymous said...

Bill Michaels has 2 years shilling water softeners and arch supports - does that count?

Goldy said...

I heard some talk when this first came to light that Powell was leaving that WTMJ was looking to stay in house with the hire. Doesn't seem like there are a ton of options there and I heard BMs name pop up in a few stories. I would take Nubs' word on the situation. Actually, Nubs has some sports broadcasting experience. He may be the man. We would get soem great scoops then!

I think it would be hard to draw in a top notch guy knowing that he is only going to be calling 3 innings a game. However, said guy is also positioning himself to be the voice of the Brewers whe Uecker hangs it up.

ClownShipLollypop said...

Anyone that is self proclaimed as the "Big Unit' is a fucking fruitdick.

The sound of his voice resonating from his quadruple chins gives me small strokes.

Matt said...

The only WTMJ-er worse than the Big Unit in that job would be Gene Mueller.

That would be unbearable.

ClownShipLollypop said...

Jonathan Green!

Nubs said...

Not going to be in house. I would be shocked.

Nubs said...

and saidly yes that means no Kent.