McCarthy Returns To Minors (For A Night)
March 20, 2008 at 5:17 AM (PT)
TOM MCCARTHY has returned to the PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES broadcast crew this season, but he hasn't forgotten his minor league roots or his JERSEY SHORE youth. The ASBURY PARK PRESS reports that MCCARTHY will handle the play-by-play of the minor league LAKEWOOD BLUE CLAWS' opening game this season on MILLENIUM Adult Standards WOBM-A/LAKEWOOD, filling in for regular CLAWS radio voice BRENDAN BURKE, who can't make it for the first four games of the SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE season because he'll be finishing his winter duties as voice of WHEELING NAILERS minor league hockey. MCCARTHY, who graduated nearby BRICK MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL in BRICK, NJ, was the voice of TRENTON THUNDER baseball before becoming studio host for PHILLIES games, then one of the voices of the NEW YORK METS.
In another radio connection to the CLAWS' opening series, CBS Sports WIP-A and Talk WPHT-A/PHILADEPHIA commentator and former PHILLIES reliever MITCH WILLIAMS will appear at FIRSTENERGY PARK for APRIL 4's game against LAKE COUNTY. WILLIAMS, a weekly member of ANGELO CATALDI's morning crew at WIP and host of a PHILLIES pre-game show on WPHT, will meet fans and sign autographs while promoting his "Wild Thing Salsa."