Big Lead Sports Bar

12/18/2008

PIRATES PICK FRATTARE REPLACEMENT



The Pirates have concluded their search of over 200 candidates and a choice has been made: Tim Neverett will be replacing Lanny Frattare in the broadcast booth this season. From the PG:

Neverett, 42, previously worked for FSN Rocky Mountain as a play-by-play man on Colorado Rockies games and was also a pregame and postgame host. He also worked for Versus and the Mountain West Conference Sports Network in broadcasting college football and basketball games.

As you could probably guess, I don't watch a lot of local Colorado Rockies broadcasts, so I have no opinion on the hire other than the assumption that Pittsburgh ties were not a prerequisite. I just hope Neverett knows what he's getting into; on the other hand, maybe he was swayed by the fact that he could be on board for an historic Major League Baseball season?

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2 comments:

oldmantdr said...

Tim is a decent broadcaster. He was on a local radio station in Denver that switched formats a year or so back, and then he did pre game work for the Rockies, and called some games filling in for them- I think mainly on TV.
He will fit in well in the Burgh.
He is not Bob Prince, but what are you gonna do.
I think he is a good choice to follow Lanny.
My family in Pittsburgh never really accepted the switch from Prince in the first place.

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

Timmy, welcome to "The Land of Misfit Toys."