ESPN has decided to replace Jon Miller and Joe Morgan as the play-by-play and color announcers for its “Sunday Night Baseball” television broadcasts, ending a 21-year run for the two Hall of Famers and Bay Area products, according to The New York Times.
ESPN has offered Miller, but not Morgan, the option of returning as the radio voice of its Sunday night games, a job Miller holds during the postseason.
“We’ve decided to make a change and introduce new voices and new perspective,” ESPN Executive Vice President Norby Williamson told the Times. “Twenty-one years is an eternity in this business. And today is about acknowledging the contributions they made to the franchise.”
Miller is on vacation, so he might not decide immediately. He has not told the Giants of his plans, another sign that he continues to weigh his options. The Moss Beach resident has been the voice of the Giants for the past 14 seasons.
If Miller gives up his ESPN gig completely, he could spend more time in his principal job as the radio voice of the Giants. Miller ordinarily used the entire weekend for travel in connection with the “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcasts.