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Report: Verducci, Reynolds to join Buck in No. 1 Fox booth

Adam Jones, baseball outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles,

Adam Jones, baseball outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles, poses for a photograph with Harold Reynolds, former Major League Baseball second baseman for the Seattle Mariners and an analyst on the MLB Network, at the Time Warner Cable booth at MLB Fan Fest on Monday, July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, MO. Credit: G.Newman Lowrance/Invision for TWC/AP Images

Fox has taken its time naming a replacement for Tim McCarver alongside Joe Buck in its No. 1 baseball booth, but with Opening Day approaching the network is poised to tab Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci, The Big reported.

The move does not come as a surprise, especially in the case of Reynolds, a two-time All-Star as a player with an extensive TV resume that includes stints at ESPN and MLB Network.

Verducci has been at Sports Illustrated since 1993, before which he spent a decade at Newsday. So, come October, he will make history as the first former Newsday scribe in a World Series TV booth.

I would have offered to do it, but I am too busy covering football and listening to sports talk radio that time of year.

Plus, on the continuum of hair quality among men over 50, Tom famously is on one extreme, and I am on the other, alas.


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