John Smoltz to Replace Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci in Fox's Lead Broadcasting Booth

Kyle Koster
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Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci are being moved off of Fox’s marquee broadcasting team with Joe Buck and will be replaced by John Smoltz, according to a report in the New York Daily News. Reynolds and Verducci will continue to have roles either on location or in-studio.

Smoltz has been working with the MLB Network and serendipitously got a relief role in a World Series broadcast when Fox’s meltdown occurred during Game 1. I speak for most of the baseball-watching community when I say he’s a significant upgrade from Reynolds. It’s tough to imagine anyone shedding any tears over Harold’s brand of analysis getting shuttered. The only downside will be a less humorous Twitter experience.

Verducci’s exit, though, is another story. He was always thoughtful and brought a different voice to the proceedings than that of a former player. It was impressive to watch him juggle his television and writing duties without seeing either performance suffer.

A formal announcement of the changes is expected later this afternoon.

[New York Daily News]

 

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