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There have been times the last few years where the only thing that made Angels games even passable was Rojas and his commentary.   This one sucks.   Who is even out there in need of a job?

As a huge fan and good friend of Victor Rojas this is sad news. We're all really going to miss him from the booth.  But I get it. My priorities have taken a sharp turn ever since my grandson was

I truly hope Terry Smith does not slide over to the TV side of things.  

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Definitely a great announcer and was always fun to listen to. He was clearly an Angels' announcer, but he never sounded like a homer and just seems to legitimately enjoy the game.

I also like that he'd occasionally call out the team or questionable decisions by management. He's obviously not going to go @Angel Oracle on them, but it was refreshing to hear some emotion. The fans need that sometimes.

As I said in the other thread, Vic is going to be hard to replace. But I wish him all the best wherever he goes.

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He had a good style. Informative.,cooly conversational, witty. Perfect for the pace and rhythm of baseball. 

I dislike the rabid homers who disrespect the opposition or meander into never ending stories.

Former team players are usually selected as full time team color broadcasters, but it isn't really a prerequisite. As long as it's someone smart, professional and knows strategy and has insight about MLB personnel.

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1 hour ago, Taylor said:

I love Victor, and agree that he is/was an excellent PBP guy. But unless you regularly listen to every team's commentators, how can you possibly rank them?

That's just it, spending years in FL I had to get the MLB package to watch the Angels.  I'd always try to watch the opposing team's telecast at least once per series and seriously, Victor was great ... seriously great.   Kuiper has been mentioned and he too is pretty good but the only other guy I remotely saw as being as good as Victor is Orsillo.   Dude was with the Red Sox and while he was talking I didn't hate them -- he was that great for them.  

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My guess is that the GM maneuver probably did factor into this in some way, whether on his side or the Angels'.  I imagine it would be somewhat awkward for the Angels to know that their PBP guy isn't entirely happy with that gig and had higher aspirations (and, in theory, any critiques of the team/management while broadcasting could then lead to speculation about motivations for those critiques).  And on his side, given that he pushed for an interview, but then didn't get the gig, going back to "just" announcing probably didn't seem all that fulfilling. 

Highly doubt his Big Fly clothing side gig bothered the Angels.

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Well, this sucks. I wonder if he signed the letter "A Simple Man" as sort of a joke because that was the song that he was referring to when he mistakenly dropped the F-Bomb on the air? Pretty funny, if that's the case. In any event, I'm sorry to see him go. Hope they find a suitable replacement. Nothing worse than trying to watch 162 games, plus a long playoff run, when you can't stand the PBP guy.

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5 minutes ago, Ray McKigney said:

Well, this sucks. I wonder if he signed the letter "A Simple Man" as sort of a joke because that was the song that he was referring to when he mistakenly dropped the F-Bomb on the air? Pretty funny, if that's the case. In any event, I'm sorry to see him go. Hope they find a suitable replacement. Nothing worse than trying to watch 182 games when you can't stand the PBP guy.

162 games. I guess that's the typo you can expect from someone left with nothing but a claw that relies on cub scouts to feed him.

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