Saturday, February 11, 2012
Scanlan's big role
When the Padres announced that Bob Scanlan would move into the radio booth this year, it appeared that the innings would be divvied up among Ted Leitner, Andy Masur and Scanlan (with Jerry Coleman working home, day games). Yet Scanlan, I've learned, will assume Masur's role as Leitner's partner. Masur will work the pregame and postgame shows, and if Leitner is away from the team, he'll fill in for him. The Padres remain keen on the versatile Masur, who also may help out on the telecasts. But they wanted a former big leaguer's expertise for their radio broadcasts. Like Mark Grant on the TV side, Scanlan is a former major league pitcher.