Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Special Guest Post By Wheels Himself!!!

Yes friends, our favorite announcer of all-time has decided to email us his thoughts on the recent re-acquisition by the Phillies of fellow play-by-play man Tom McCarthy. I'm just going to re-post it word for word, but with the actual blessing of said emailer, unlike some others that shall remain unnamed (*cough cough*):

Dear Chris Wheeler 4 HOF Action Blog:

Hey there guys. I was reluctant to email you about the recent news when I first read your website. Your 'blog', as the kids call it, looked great and had terrific subject matter, but I was unsure of whether the Phillies organization wanted me to let the cat out of the bag. But how important is it to connect with your fans? I'd say it's huge, like Safeco Field. Boy is that a joke! Anyway, you may have already heard that Tom McCarthy is coming back to the Phillies to help me out with the play-by-play. I've been working with Harry Kalas for years now, and while he's all class, we all know that he's been thinking about retiring because of some issues he's had of late. Let's just say he's been calling games like he's underwater! So the organization saw fit to give me something special to work with, namely the up-and-comer Tom.

Tom's a great kid. He's bubbly, goofy and just a beauty of a guy. Much like me, he respects the game's history and those who came before him and is a great baseball man. I'm going to enjoy showing him the ropes and teaching him the ins and outs of broadcasting. I hope one day he can become a lead announcer somewhere and be loved by the fanbase, sort of how I'm thought of in the city of Brotherly Love.

But Tom will be the first to tell you that he's a Mets fan though, bahaha. That's going to be interesting in those really weird games where Jose Reyass smokes a ball into the gap off a first-ball fastball set middle-in. How will Tom react? I guess we'll see how he scores it.
That's all for now guys. Wish me luck in my quest for the Hall of Fame honors in 2008. If Harry can get in, I sure as heck should too, bahahaha.

Best Wishes,


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At 11:29 AM, Blogger Jay said...

Come on did Chris Wheeler really write this?
Chris seems to be Mr. Snuffles
lately does he need a decongestant?
What’s with all the sniffing on air?
It is driving me nuts! Notice it people maybe he is trying to drive someone else in the booth outa there.
And what is with his self proclaimed His wheelness?
He will never ever be the great His Whiteness our dear Richie Ashburn. I am too disgusted to even begin to desribe the level of insult that his family and friends must feel from this sort of child like behavior.

At 12:25 PM, Blogger BrandonBusch said...

How long has Chris been in the Hall of Fame?

At 2:41 PM, Blogger Jon said...

What straight guy calls a man "bubbly?" Watch your back if Wheels is in the room.

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Ted said...

Now that HK has passed on watch for Chris Wheeler's hear to get even bigger. Chris didn't belong in the same booth as HK. Get him and Tom McCarthy "outta there"

At 6:00 PM, Blogger Matt said...

Wheels is an old Queen

At 5:14 PM, Blogger sue said...

I realize this is an old blog and this is 2010 BUT I and MANY MANY Phillies Phans would like Wheeler to BE underwater! How dare he insult Harry Kalas, Wheeler calls games like he is knitting in the corner with an occasional glance at the field, with gut wrenching commentary, and OMG PLEASE SHUT UP!!!
can't you call games for Penn State programs throughout the year?? I am sure you are some sort of authority on all sports they carry. Phillies Phans will forever miss Harry Kalas, and someday after you are gone and broadcasting elsewhere, Phillies Phans will celebrate!!!

At 5:16 PM, Blogger sue said...

I feel better getting that off my chest, and NOW it's the 4th inning and WHEELER IS OFF THE AIR FOR 3 INNINGS! YAY BREAK OUT THE POPCORN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 5:22 PM, Blogger sue said...

TO TED: I can deal with McCarthy more than Wheels, but I would LOVE to have Larry Anderson and Scott take over the booth! It will never be the same without Harry and Whitey, I cry during every rain delay when the old films roll.
Someone should take up a Petition to Rid Philly of Chris Wheeler!!!Get Him OUTTA HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Doogie said...

Wheels needs some catch phases and the gift of nick names that Harry Kalas had, not to mention a "huge" body of work . . . as far as mentioning his name and Harry's in the same sentence (not to mention a huge body of work).


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