ESPN Legend Chris Berman’s New Gig Mocked Mercilessly on Social Media
The former "SportsCenter" host will be calling a handful of Red Sox games on local radio.
Chris Berman is back, back, back, back … in the radio booth.
The former SportsCenter host and mainstay of ESPN coverage has taken a job as a radio broadcaster doing a handful of Boston Red Sox games.
Though he won’t be the main man, Berman joins a rotating cast of radio broadcasters who will sit in WEEI’s Red Sox booth that also includes former Monday Night Football host Sean McDonough, longtime Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione, and Sox television play-by-play man Dave O’Brien.
We are excited to announce our 2019 @RedSox radio broadcast team!
— WEEI (@WEEI) February 14, 2019
Unfortunately for Berman, Sox fans were not particularly pleased about the announcement that Boomer was coming aboard in Beantown and his hiring was mocked mercilessly on social media.
— Stephen Tallent (@STallent180) February 14, 2019
— Daniel Q. Carruthers (@DangerousDC40) February 14, 2019
Good thing I’ve got a TV…
— Bert0529 (@Bert0529) February 14, 2019
— James Davenport (@JamesDport) February 14, 2019
I guess this will be an opportunity to learn Spanish by listening to the alternate language broadcasts when he’s on. pic.twitter.com/p991i1MgdC
— Caught Looking (@CaughtLookin) February 15, 2019
— Michael Carroll (@mikecarroll23) February 14, 2019
I'll be back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back to listening when he's gone…
— Dink Meissner (@SportsDink) February 15, 2019
Though he has not returned to ESPN on a full-time basis, Berman has started taking a slightly bigger role at the Worldwide Leader and did appear sporadically during the network’s NFL coverage.
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