My Reason To Exist, Chris Wheeler, ‘Steps Down’

8 Jan

They let the wrong man go. Chris Wheeler, 37-year veteran of the Philadelphia Phillies broadcasts, took a step back from the mic and ‘stepped down’ today. Gary ‘Sarge’ Matthews also was given the unceremonious boot. ‘Tis a sad day for unintentional comedy fans. At first, this blog hated Chris Wheeler. We marveled at his oft repeated phrasesand wondered how bad Sarge would be. But, time came and went, the Phillies won the World Series, and our cold, black hearts melted a little for ol’ Chris. He danced for joy. He loved him some Phillies. He was a fan that got lucky enough to get paid to broadcast for his favorite team. He’ll never be mistaken for a great broadcaster, and will eventually be forgotten by most of the fan base, but he was a great fan. He had fun out there. And there isn’t much more this blog can ask for someone.

Godspeed, Wheels.

And fuck you Tom McCarthy.

3 Responses to “My Reason To Exist, Chris Wheeler, ‘Steps Down’”

  1. ct January 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    Too verbose. Bad rug. Should have happened a long time ago.

  2. Chris January 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    Hey man, this thing’s all natural!

  3. Dan Jaco March 4, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    Wow what a mistake.He probably would do the bit for free.I cannot listen to Stairs announcing(boring)

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