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Wed, 05 Mar 2008 23:26:07 -0800
Updating a previous post, The Chicago Tribune reports former Chicago White Sox color radio analyst Chris Singleton left the broadcast booth because of a pending deal to join ESPN's Baseball Tonight. Singleton's replacement was former Chicago Cubs analyst Steve Stone.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 16:08:34 -0800
Scott Merkin, of WhiteSox.MLB.com, reports WSCR Radio 670 AM has named Steve Stone as the radio color analyst for Chicago White Sox games this season.
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:07:39 -0800
The Chicago Tribune reports former Chicago Cubs broadcaster Steve Stone, who left the Cubs television booth following the 2004 season amid complaints from players, has joined the staff of WSCR-AM 670 as an analyst for the Chicago White Sox. He will work all Friday home games alongside Ed Farmer and Chris Singleton.
Thu, 11 Oct 2007 22:36:11 -0700
The Chicago Tribune's Fred Mitchell reports former Chicago Cubs broadcaster and Baltimore Orioles SP Steve Stone has confirmed his interest in becoming a significant voice in a new Cubs ownership group but said he would not want the duties or title of general manager. "Probably from about a year ago, I have said to everyone who has asked me: I don't want to be a general manager," Stone said. "I have no desire to be a general manager of a baseball team. Not the Chicago Cubs, not any of them. If any team asked me to be the general manager, I would definitively turn them down. It's a job for a very energetic fellow."
Mon, 02 Apr 2007 00:05:32 -0700
The Arlington Heights Daily Herald's Scot Gregor reports Chicago White Sox play-by-play radio announcer Ed Farmer is back home in Southern California tending to his daughter Shanda, who was involved in a car accident. According to the team, she was not seriously injured. Farmer is expected to be back for the April 4 game, and former Cubs player and broadcaster Steve Stone is filling in.
Sun, 10 Dec 2006 13:33:23 -0800
Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton, a former play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Braves, is the most likely candidate to replace Tom Paciorek as color analyst for the Washington Nationals on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, according to Bill Ladson of Washington.Nationals.MLB.com. An official announcement from the team could come as early as this week. However, Steve Stone, a former announcer for the Chicago Cubs, said he has not yet been informed by the Nationals that he was out of the running for the job.
Mon, 02 Oct 2006 22:26:26 -0700
The Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports former Chicago Cubs broadcaster Steve Stone was not surprised to hear of manager Dusty Baker's firing, saying any number of variables contributed to Baker's dismissal. "I don't think you can look at one thing and say, 'It happened because of this,'" Stone said. "They've had old managers, young managers, managers who'd been successful elsewhere, managers who had a modicum of success here. But nobody has sustained it."
Sun, 05 Mar 2006 23:18:53 -0800
The Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports Chicago Cubs SP Mark Prior (arm) has no problem with comments made by radio broadcaster Steve Stone about Prior's delay in facing hitters being a sign that things were not right. "I don't take it personally," Prior said. "I don't have a problem with Stone. I don't think he has a problem with me. I'm sure he's just doing his job."
Sun, 28 Nov 2004 16:17:59 -0800
Updating previous items, Carrie Muskat, of Cubs.MLB.com, reports free agent RP Kent Mercker is trying to get his side of the story out regarding the controversy between former Cubs announcer Steve Stone and himself. "I didn't threaten him with bodily harm and I didn't get in his face," said Mercker. Mercker also said the entire incident started Aug. 27, after he called the Cubs' media relations director to ask why then-Cubs broadcaster Chip Caray had referred to an outing by Houston Astros SP Roy Oswalt as "brilliant", after Oswalt had given up six runs on seven hits. "I asked her to ask Caray how six runs in eight innings can be brilliant," said Mercker. "I should have known better." Mercker also said he had tried to let Caray know "it wasn't a big deal" the following morning, but that Stone told him, "It's too late."
Sun, 21 Nov 2004 00:21:03 -0800
The Dayton Daily News' Hal McCoy reports Chicago Cubs RP Kent Mercker denies ever yelling or screaming at ex-Cub broadcaster Steve Stone, despite published reports to the contrary. Mercker's supposed threatening remarks, along with other teammates, were key in Stone resigning his job after the 2004 season.