Former Nats OF Stairs, Moyer to join Phillies TV booth

Former Nats OF Stairs, Moyer to join Phillies TV booth
February 11, 2014, 2:30 pm
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The Philadelphia Phillies are adding two recently retired big leaguers - and two members of their 2008 World Series champion club - to their broadcast booth.

MLB.com reported on Tuesday that both Matt Stairs and Jamie Moyer will be the new color commentators for Comcast SportsNet's Phillies broadcasts. Moyer, 51, last played with the Colorado Rockies in 2012. Stairs, 45, last appeared in the majors with the Nationals in 2011.

Moyer made 33 starts for the Phillies' championship team, going 16-7 with a 3.71 ERA at the age of 45. That was the best season he had by far in the last ten years of his 25-year career.

Stairs played only 16 regular season games for the '08 Phillies after coming over in an Aug. 30 trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Stairs hit two home runs off the bench in those games and another in the playoffs. 

In Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS against the Dodgers, Stairs blasted a two-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in the top of the eighth, the go-ahead run for the Phillies. They won the game and eventually the series en route to a world championship.

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Stairs was in the twilight of his career when he played in Washington. He hit just .154 in 56 games as a bench player and was released by the team on Aug. 1.

CSN is expected to make the announcement official tomorrow.