Beloved Phillies legends thrilled for announcer Tom McCarthy’s NFL return

Philadelphia Phillies Broadcaster Tom Mccarthy (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Phillies Broadcaster Tom Mccarthy (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Former Phillies stars send well-wishes to sportscaster Tom McCarthy ahead of NFL spot

With the MLB offseason and lockout, everyone who loves baseball has had to find other ways to keep themselves busy for the foreseeable future.

For sportscaster Tom McCarthy, he’s filling the time with football.

With play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz in COVID-19 health & safety protocols, CBS is calling up McCarthy. The longtime Phillies voice will join longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-analyst Tony Romo and reporter Tracy Wolfson for Sunday’s Carolina Panthers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game.

John Kruk and Ruben Amaro Jr., who both played for the Phillies during their MLB careers, and remain with the organization in various ways, sent love to McCarthy ahead of his NFL debut.

McCarthy replied to both:

Kruk has been in a few booths himself since retiring from baseball in 1995. He’s worked as an analyst for ESPN and is now a color commentator for the Phillies with NBC Sports Philadelphia.

After spending the bulk of his playing career with the Phillies, Amaro joined their front office immediately after retiring in 1998. After a decade as an assistant GM, he was named Phillies GM in 2008 and served in that role until 2015. In 2020, he joined Kruk at NBC Sports Philadelphia, as both a pre/post-game analyst and color commentator.

McCarthy has been on the call for the Phillies in a plethora of ways on and off for over two decades. He’s also called games for Rutgers and Princeton University, the New York Mets, MLB on Fox, and NFL on CBS.

So if you’re missing McCarthy and Phillies games, tune in to the Panthers/Buccs game at 4:25 PM ET on CBS, and pretend he’s calling a Bryce Harper home run.

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