Team conducts interviews
The Pawtucket Times reports Pawtucket play-by-play man Dave Jageler is one of the six finalists for the Houston Astros’ No. 2 radio job.
The Houston Chronicle reports Astros broadcasting director Jamie Hildreth and crew have interviewed this week eight candidates, including incumbent analyst Alan Ashby and former Cardinals voice Wayne Hagin. “We had good interviews, but there’s nothing to report yet on a decision,” Hildreth said.
The selected applicant would primarily work road games, in place of Milo Hamilton, who will cut back his schedule in an attempt to set a new longevity record. Hamilton has been the voice of the Astros since 1985.
Other known candidates include other announcers who call minor league games besides Jageler and at least one Major League pre and post-game show host. The Chronicle reported former Astros announcer and current Devil Rays voice Dewayne Staats, Mike Capps at Round Rock and Matt Hicks at Corpus Christi would likely interview.
CowBell - you could actually follow the game with Jags calling it, in fact it could sometimes be hard keeping up with him. A lot of times when the niners were on tv I’d mute the tv and watch it while listening to Jags. He never missed a beat and was the biggest homer ever.
Did you ever see the game @ Syracuse? He did the play-by-play on tv for that game. They guy graduated from 'Cuse but you couldn’t tell he gave a rat’s a## about 'Cuse from listening to the game. I’ve got a copy of it if you want it.
Oh yea, anybody remember the UAB game a couple years back where Jags and Cornbread were doing commentary for the game? Cornbread even called Jags a homer!! :lmao:
Yeah… that website hasn’t been updated in a a couple of years. There are still a some good audioclips and pictures there though. The plan was to move to http://www.charlottefortyniners.com and update it regularly but I never got around to setting it up.