On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
November 25, 2005
As former 6ABC sports anchor and Phillies consultant Scott Palmer increases
his role with the team by hosting the new show "Behind the Pinstripes: A
Phillies Magazine," debuting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on CBS3, he has no
aspirations to join the broadcast booth.
"The last time I did play-by-play, it was for the Western Illinois
Leathernecks in 1971," Palmer said in a conference call to promote the new
Harry Kalas, 69, enters the final year of his three-year deal with the team
Palmer, hired by the Phillies for a three-month consultant gig in September,
will continue in that role as well as his television job.
Turkeys of the year
In honor of Thanksgiving, here are the sports turkeys of the year:
- Dhani Jones: He leads the Eagles in television face time and gets
penalized for crashing Patti LaBelle's performance on "Live 8."
- Jon Runyan: Another Eagle who loves the camera, Runyan needs to learn how
to say "no" more often (Example: The cable commercial where he
wears a crown).
- Terrell Owens and Drew Rosenhaus: No need to rehash, but we'd be remiss
not to mention the duo.
- WPEN 950-AM: It's great to have another sports radio station in town. Now,
how about putting together a local morning show, airing Eagles' pre- and
post-games shows, and benching the non-sports programming on the weekend?
- The Channel 3 Sunday Night Show: Now called "Sports Zone," this
show changes its name more often than Diddy.
- ABC: The network will be next year's loser in the NFL version of musical
chairs when "Monday Night Football" moves to ESPN.
- Mike Missanelli: Maybe you can't go home again. Missanelli's return to WIP
has been marred by disagreements with Eagles kicker David Akers and WIP
co-worker Angelo Cataldi.
- Steroids: 'Roids have been the big thing from the baseball congressional
hearings, starring Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro, to "Breaking
- "The Eagles-L.A. Weight Loss Slim Down Season": By slimming
down, that didn't mean fewer wins.