Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

Will ESPN's Dan Shulman replace Jon Miller on 'Sunday Night Baseball'?

November 8, 2010 |  6:32 pm

As has been reported on the Fab Forum, the longtime voices of ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" are out.

The network has offered veteran play-by-play man and Hall of Famer Jon Miller a chance to stay on as the radio voice on the Sunday night games but declined to renew the contract of color commentator and fellow Hall of Famer Joe Morgan.

Here's the thing: a report by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says Dan Shulman probably will replace Miller while Orel Hershiser appears to be in line to take over as analyst.

While Shulman may not be at the level of Miller's perfect-pitch baseball voice, he is smooth -- and unflappable, as evidenced in the video above. The video also proves that Dick Vitale really can't stop talking.

ESPN's  Norby Williamson declined to discuss his new baseball team, but it seems to be an attempt to lure younger viewers. Hmmm. Do young people watch baseball on TV?

If nothing else, Shulman (43) and Hershiser (52) are indeed younger than Miller (59) and Morgan (67).

-- Debbie Goffa