Dave Sims joins M’s broadcast team

DMZ · January 6, 2007 at 12:58 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Does college football, college basketball, and CBS NFL. You can hear him call the Giants-Eagles game tomorrow. He did ESPN baseball in the 1990s.

Wow, he’s got a substantial Wikipedia page. I didn’t even need to research this. Hooray for sloth.

Seems much more like a play-by-play guy than a color man, though lest we forget Fairly did pick up some substantial chunk of that work during the season, especially around Niehaus’ annual mid-season vacation.

No Reynolds, though. I wonder if they couldn’t work out the money or what happened.


28 Responses to “Dave Sims joins M’s broadcast team”

  1. Raapba on January 6th, 2007 1:08 pm

    Does this mean that he was brought on board to replace Ron Fairly?
    Or is he the replacement for Niehaus — when he retires after getting into the Hall of Fame? Dave just makes too many errors the past few years.

  2. kentroyals5 on January 6th, 2007 2:22 pm

    You mean when Niehaus says “And that ball is belted!…DEEP to right fie…and the second baseman throws him out”

  3. pensive on January 6th, 2007 4:14 pm

    Power just back. Check USSM first before all else. Is this a reasonable change?

  4. msb on January 6th, 2007 5:05 pm

    maybe Harold thinks he needs to concentrate on his lawsuit.

    he did talk to the Ms’ , and googling Harold under ‘news’, you find (once you get past Deadspin’s ookie Salisbury story) that the Nats also talked to him about a job

  5. msb on January 6th, 2007 5:11 pm

    a column on Sims:

    So what kind of broadcaster can M’s fans expect? Sims is an “old school guy,” he is a wordsmith who can make a 25 point blow out as interesting as down to the wire nail bitter.

    In short the reason he is so well liked is because of his passion for broadcasting and his ability to really tell a story

  6. The Ancient Mariner on January 6th, 2007 6:24 pm

    Hooray for sloth? Hooray for competence, too. That should make a nice change.

    I wonder, though, why he’d want the job?

  7. A Bag Of Beans! Wooo! on January 6th, 2007 6:35 pm

    Maybe he’s bored after finishing “Cerebus.”

  8. Harden Slade on January 6th, 2007 7:37 pm


    Dave Sims comes in at 5:45

  9. Harden Slade on January 6th, 2007 7:46 pm

    Here’s a better one:

    He comes in at :15. Maybe Raapba has a good point in the first post.

  10. Lance on January 6th, 2007 10:16 pm

    Guess he beat out Ted Robinson. It would me nice to have a couple of audio links hearing the two doing baseball. I’ve heard Sims do football. He really sounds like a football guy to me, so I don’t know how well he’s going to translate into baseball. I’m skeptical, but open minded.

  11. DC Mariner on January 6th, 2007 10:37 pm

    5: Hopefully his magic extends into making 25 run blowouts interesting as well.

  12. David* on January 7th, 2007 1:03 am

    ……and describing how the Mariners got better this offseason

  13. The Ancient Mariner on January 7th, 2007 1:07 am

    Hopefully he won’t be a lapdog for ownership/the FO, I’d say.

  14. msb on January 7th, 2007 8:29 am

    yeah, because those independent-minded team broadcasters are so common.

  15. Steve T on January 7th, 2007 11:49 am

    The last thing I want to hear is a football guy. Presumably he’ll be pounding on about toughness and makeup and gritting it out all season long.

  16. msb on January 7th, 2007 12:08 pm

    well, FWIW, he isn;t just a football guy.

    hey Deanna, any chance you remember this?

    Until giving up his duties in Philadelphia after the 2001 season, Dave hosted “Phillies Weekly” for two consecutive years

  17. Mr. Egaas on January 7th, 2007 12:45 pm

    Well, considering he’s replacing Ron Friggin’ Fairly, anything is better than that.

    I welcome a new voice in open arms. Could be the new play-by-play guy once Neihaus finally decides to retire.

  18. Matt on January 7th, 2007 12:46 pm

    Is he the guy doing play by play in the Jets Pats game right now or the color guy? I just woke up and tuned in.

    This play by play guy is fond of describing injuries by body part only. As in “Rodney Harrison is out with a knee.”

  19. DMZ on January 7th, 2007 1:24 pm

    See the original post for what game he’s working.

  20. Matt on January 7th, 2007 1:31 pm

    Whoops, sorry about that DMZ. My brain saw Giants Eagles but with the tv tuned to Pats Jets and my half awake state I processed it completely wrong.

  21. colm on January 7th, 2007 3:15 pm

    Wow that’s a departure from The Jesus Lizard. I guess guess you can only see David Yow’s naked arse so often before you want to get a real job.


  22. The Ancient Mariner on January 7th, 2007 7:03 pm

    I don’t think he was doing the Jints-Iggles game, though; at least, the broadcasters were addressing each other as Joe and Troy.

  23. msb on January 7th, 2007 8:49 pm

    he was on the radio side — FWIW, he called a football game so that you could visualize what was happening (at least to someone with a limited grasp of football…)

  24. msb on January 7th, 2007 9:03 pm

    ok, so the LA Times has the M’s interested in Erstad, the Denver Post thinks the
    M’s have made an offer to
    Brian Lawrence, and RJ has agreed to an extension with Arizona, which means win no. 300 will come as a Snake, and pretty much should seal the whole HOF/D’back hat thing…

  25. et_blankenship on January 8th, 2007 12:26 am

    Erstad? How much grittier can the Mariners get without just tearing the grass out of Safeco and playing in the dirt?

    It sounds like Brian Lawrence is generating enough interest from around the league to demand guaranteed money, somewhere between $2 and $3 million. The Rockies have room in their rotation and are rumored to be showing the most interest; plus Lawrence prefers the NL West and he grew up in Denver. Sorry Bavasi. Not gonna happen.

  26. Robo Ape on January 8th, 2007 1:54 am

    I’ve heard the guy call a couple games on ESPN. He’s not bad.

  27. msb on January 8th, 2007 8:00 am

    #25– FWIW–

    The right-hander has serious interest in signing with the Rockies. He will throw again for scouts Monday. The Mariners and Padres have made contract offers, said agent Page Odle, but Colorado has not. “But we have some good interaction going on with the Rockies,” Odle said. “(Colorado) does make a lot of sense for him.”

  28. Red Apple on January 11th, 2007 12:08 pm

    Today’s Seattle Times says:

    The Mariners’ plan is for Niehaus to begin each game in the TV booth for the first few innings with Blowers, and then move to the radio booth with Rizzs. For most games, Rizzs will work on the radio side only. Sims and Blowers will team up when Niehaus goes to the radio booth.

    Rizzs working radio mostly? That’s a good reason not to tune into KOMO radio. They could go one step further and have him broadcast via the telegraph medium. Or maybe smoke signals.

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