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.