Monday, October 22, 2007
Yeah, Charlie & Dave--Again
Since its always a popular topic--something that, not only I have a strong interest in--but many other fans of Our Washington Nationals. Could we PLEASE get some Final Words on the Status of Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler as Radio Voices for Our Nation's Capital's Ball Club?
As I mentioned in the comments area from yesterday's post--Mr. Kasten has always clearly stated to me that he will never negotiate publicly. Negotiations, whether with a player, official or broadcaster, involved with Our Team, will NEVER be discussed until the decision has been made. I understand that policy. But, I also understand the yearning for news of a commitment on the part of Our Washington Nationals. This is an IMPORTANT DECISION.
Clearly, Charlie and Dave are SUPERIOR BROADCASTERS. They are a Fabulous Team, well liked, and enjoyed by THOUSANDS in the Greater Washington, DC Area. Truly, we are lucky to have them. And, we all should be lucky enough to enjoy their talents for years to come on 3WT. Nothing short of Slowes & Jageler returning in 2008 will be acceptable.
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! They have EARNED IT! They Deserve The Opportunity To Return!!
That being said--I honestly believe that silence is not necessarily bad. Both Our Washington Nationals, along with Charlie and Dave are negotiating from positions of strength. Maybe, just maybe--something else might be going on--when it comes to The TV Play-By-Play Position. A Job currently undecided. Now, that's purely speculation on my part. But, its certainly possible that roles are being determined for 2008--that have nothing to do with whether Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler are returning. Could Charlie move to a TV Role? Could Dave move to The Lead Radio Guy, with another Number 2 being added to work on the radio with Jageler.
No, I don't know any inside information. But, I really want to know as badly as anyone out there. As I would be mighty upset, if Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler did not return for Our Washington Nationals Inaugural Season at New Nationals Park.
Yet, I am patient enough to wait everything out. Yeah, it's business--Big Business--but I just can't imagine Our Washington Nationals letting two of the best broadcasters in the game walk.
That would be a HUGE EMBARRASSMENT.
Besides: As The African Queen says--Charlie SCREAMING--"Another Curly W Is In The Books!!" would NEVER BE THE SAME!!--if broadcast by someone else.
So, Very, VERY, TRUE!!
As Before--Please Mr. Kasten--Just Get It Done!!