The Peter Principle holds that, in a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. Steve Phillips did that long ago, yet somehow keeps rising and rising:
One of the longest-running acts in TV sports is getting a new cast member. ESPN will formally announce Wednesday that Steve Phillips will join Jon Miller and Joe Morgan, who’ve called ESPN’s Sunday night baseball for 19 years.
Hiestand suggests that this move is ESPN’s response to competition from the MLB Network. If throwing Steve Phillips at the problem is ESPN’s best response, I foresee a long and prosperous future for the MLB Network.
(thanks to Neate for the heads up)