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John Sterling To Call All Remaining Yankees Games

“He did not want to miss the chance to call some of the most significant home runs of Aaron Judge’s historic season.”

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Ryan Ruocco was supposed to call the three-game series in Toronto between the Blue Jays and New York Yankees. Plans have changed though. The Yankees and WFAN have decided that John Sterling will be on the radio broadcasts the rest of the way.

Andrew Marchand of the New York Post was the first to break the news on Twitter. He says the return was Sterling’s idea. He did not want to miss the chance to call some of the most significant home runs of Aaron Judge’s historic season.

In June, Sterling announced that he would build between 25 and 30 days off into the second half of the schedule. He was not facing any health concerns. He just wanted to avoid traveling as much as possible.

“It is just to recharge my batteries,” John Sterling told The New York Post at the time. “I’ve been doing road games with teams for 52 years. I love this game, but I hate being on the road.”

Justin Shackil, Rickie Ricardo, Howard Kellman, and Brendan Burke are among those that have called games on Sterling’s days off.

As of September 19, Aaron Judge has hit 59 home runs on the 2022 season. That is two shy of Roger Maris’s 1961 mark of 61 home runs, which is a record for both the New York Yankees and the American League.

John Sterling is not the only Yankees broadcaster hoping to be a part of history. Last week, YES Network play-by-play man Michael Kay admitted that “it will be a bummer” if the landmark shots happen in games that aren’t airing on the YES Network.

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Mike Rhyner Leads 97.1 the Freak For Its Debut in Dallas

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

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Ben Torres / Special Contributor Dallas Morning News

The dawn of a new sports radio signal in Dallas has come and who else to be the first voice you hear, but the Old Grey Wolf Mike Rhyner.

97.1 the Eagle stopped their regular programming late Monday morning and began stunting, the technique radio stations use to separate listeners from old programming into new programming. They began by playing songs with the word “freak” in them then went into a continuous loop of “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” by Tom Petty until 3p CT. Then, a voiceover detailing the Eagle’s history transitioned into the voice that Dallas-Forth Worth residents have gotten to know so well, Mike Rhyner.

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

He would go on to relive his final moments at The Ticket in Dallas. He said he was getting his “head around being a Paw Paw” before getting a call from Ben Rogers of the Ben and Skin Show and thus an idea for The Freak began to take shape.

After that, the show’s intro music played and Rhyner welcomed in Mike Sirois and before you knew it, the guys were wondering about a quarterback controversy in Dallas. 97.1 The Freak is off and running.

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Howie Rose Plans to Travel for Mets Postseason Games

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose said.

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Howie Rose has cut back on his travel schedule as the radio voice of the New York Mets in 2022, but he says that no place is off limits during the playoffs.

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose told Newsday. “A lot of this was designed to make sure that I had enough reserve to be able to handle anything that comes up in terms of road trips.”

Rose, 68, readies for what is likely to be a Wild Card series start to the playoffs and because of their Wild Card status, a win there could mean a trip to Los Angeles for the National League Divisional Series.

“It’s not exactly like managing Edwin Diaz’s innings, but I think that doing the number of games that I have and more to the point, being able to take the breaks that I have, has enabled me to approach the postseason with a clear mind and the full-speed-ahead attitude that you need to have.”

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Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

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