Josh Lewin, one of my favorite announcers, who also works for my favorite baseball team, the Texas Rangers, will be coming back for next season and likely 2011. The Rangers announced Friday that they had signed him to a one-year extension with a mutual option for 2011.
John Blake, Rangers executive VP of communications, sure Lewin won’t be missing as many games late in the season as in the past. He also has served as radio voice of the San Diego Chargers.
“We felt like we needed to have our No. 1 television guy here more at the end of the year,” Blake said. “We’ve accomplished that in this. There’s only three games he can miss the last month of the season.”
From reading comments on the Dallas Morning News’ Web site, www.dallasnews.com, I can see that Lewin, 41, has worn thin on some Rangers’ fans in his previous eight seasons with the team. But I think he does a great job of keeping a slow-paced game interesting by delving into a variety of topics with analyst Tom Grieve.