Rob Dibble is no longer polluting the airwaves as part of the Nationals broadcast team. He was fired and justifiably so.
Dibble, a discredit to the baseball broadcasting profession with his blatant homerism and rooting in the booth, stuck his foot in his mouth recently on Sirius radio.
The former "Nasty Boy" with the Reds during his pitching days, said of Nats rookie Stephen Strasburg, "You can't have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, sore elbow."
Soon after, Strasburg was put on the DL for the season and will need Tommy John surgery. He'll likely miss all of next season. I guess it was more than a little stiffness.
I don't know where Dibble earned his medical degree but he certainly misdiagnosed Strasburg's condition, didn't he?
Now he's gone, off the broadcasts. Play-by-play man Bob Carpenter must be thrilled. Bob is a pro and to work with a schmuck and clown like Dibble must have driven him crazy.
By the way, here is a post I made on this blog on April 22nd regarding Dibble...
Mr. Pom Poms
Rob Dibble is a disgrace to broadcasting. His constant cheering in the Washington Nationals booth is amateurish, childish and annoying.
He was a big league pitcher. I want some big league analysis. If I wanted to hear a cheerleader in the booth I'd ask teams to hire avid fans. Plus, what is it about Nats baseball that is so damn exciting?
It's one thing to be a homer. It's another thing to be a blatant cheerleader. He interrupts Bob Carpenter's play-by-play calls constantly. I can't believe a pro like Carpenter likes working with Dibble.
Dibble is the worst "color commentator" ever and the Nationals should be embarrassed. Who hired this ass-clown? They should be shown the door along with Dibble.