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Geoff Blum to retire and join Astros broadcast team

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by weslinder, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. weslinder

    weslinder Contributing Member

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    Geoff Blum (@blummer27)
    1/16/13, 10:11 AM

    It's true I'm retiring & joining the @astros TV broadcast, official announcement soon.#padres #WhiteSox #Dbacks #expos pic.twitter.com/ozNBNyvW
     
  2. cardpire

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    oh damn, that's out of the blue, and a great hire...guy has personality.
     
  3. cardpire

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    so, is that it for Bill Brown? unceremoniously dumping him out onto the street? kind of cold-blooded.
     
  4. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    According to Ken Hoffman (Chronicle media writer) Brown is coming back.
     
  5. weslinder

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    I assume he's coming to replace Deshaies.
     
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    I wonder why Brown is going part-time. Guessing he doesn't want to do a lot of the west coast trips.

    SCREW YOU SELIG!
     
  8. msn

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    the 80s were a long time ago. it's hard to believe, but Browny is frickin' old. Like me, only more so.
     
  9. codell

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    I don't think he is THAT old. At least, not for a broadcaster. I am guessing 63-65? Seems he was in his late 30s/early 40s when he started for the Stros back in the late 80s.

    Anyone know for sure?
     
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    Good guess. He's 65.
     
  11. Castor27

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    You guys are forgetting the main thing here. He has had to watch this team day in and day out for the last 2 years. That would make anyone want to take a few games off. He probably picked up a 60 game plan to the Rangers and will be watching them on his off days.
     
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    thanks for hitting a home run against us, a-hole!
    =)
     
  13. Surfguy

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    The current Astros need a commentator like the guy from the "Major League" movie.

    The Astros are so bad they are not entertaining. Need some comic relief from the broadcast booth to go with. I don't want to hear all serious commentating when the team is so bad. What's the point? Mix it up. Have some fun.
     
  14. jdh008

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    I'm happy to see Blum in the booth. I really kind of enjoyed him as a player when he was with the Astros. He wasn't anything spectacular, but he was really solid, did whatever the team needed, played a ton of different positions and without looking numbers up, it just feels like he had a ton of big hits.
     
  15. TheRealist137

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    Cool, too bad nobody is gonna watch the games.

    Might as well save some money and not hire anybody.
     

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