PHILADELPHIA- (June 25, 2014) - The Phillies broadcasting team of Tom McCarthy, Matt Stairs and Jamie Moyer will call the game from a special centerfield location for this Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves. This special broadcast booth location provides the broadcasters a unique view of the game, the players and the ballpark. This is the first time the broadcast has moved out of the position behind home plate for a full game in the 10 years at Citizens Bank Park. Friday's 7 p.m. Phillies vs. the Atlanta Braves game airs on Comcast SportsNet.
"This centerfield broadcast location will provide a unique viewpoint for Tom, Matt and Jamie, TV viewers and fans alike," said Comcast SportsNet's Phillies producer Jeff Halikman. "We are always trying to find new and interesting ways to present games to our viewers and this location is completely opposite from where Tom, Matt and Jamie normally sit, which will offer a different vantage point for everyone."
"We are all looking forward to seeing and calling the game from the fans' point of view on Friday," said Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy. "Citizens Bank Park is, by far, the best ballpark in baseball when it comes to atmosphere, proximity to the fans and sight-lines. To be in the stands with our fans for the duration of the telecast will be a different experience for everyone, and should bring an exciting new element to the game."
*This special broadcast is weather permitting.