There was something to be said about the overall consistency of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. From the launch of the weekly game in 1990 until the end of the 2008 season, Sunday Night Baseball was known for two men: Jon Miller and Joe Morgan. Sure, they were joined by a revolving door of reporters on the field, but Miller and Morgan were the only ones in the booth for years. But beginning in the 2009 season, ESPN interjected a third commentator in their booth, and things went from consistent to absolutely chaotic.
For the 2009 season, Miller and Morgan were joined in the broadcast booth by ESPN analyst and former New York Mets GM Steve Phillips. Phillips' inclusion in the booth lasted for just one season, as he was fired in October of 2009 after the embarrassing Brooke Hundley situation came to light.
After Phillips' firing, ESPN moved right along with the third man in the booth, adding former Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershisher to the duo of Miller and Morgan. That's actually worked out relatively well, as Hershiser is still in the booth, and is actually the longest tenured commentator on Sunday Night Baseball after Miller and Morgan didn't have their contracts renewed following the 2010 season, much to the joy of fans who were thoroughly sick of Morgan's inane commentary.no comments