Sean Casey on Reds TV?

During a Q&A interview by the blog Red Reporter with former Reds 1B and current MLB Network analyst Sean Casey, “The Mayor” revealed he would be doing 15 games on TV for Fox Sports Ohio this season.

UAaP2DYe.jpgSeeking specifics, I called Fox Sports Ohio today but they aren’t ready to formally reveal plans for Casey or their other talent. Obviously, I would expect Thom Brennaman and Chris Welsh to be back in the fold but as many of you know, there has been a smorgasbord of different people that also do games as well in recent seasons.

“We haven’t made any talent decisions, as far as announcing anything,” said Kate Buddenhagen, the communications manager for Fox Sports Ohio. “I would hope in the coming weeks to reveal our lineup.”

Not that you would need it, but here is Casey’s bio on the MLB Network web site. He was obviously one of the most popular Reds players in recent years when he played in Cincinnati from 1998-2005. I just missed getting the chance to cover him since he was traded to the Pirates in Dec. 2005, during my very first week on the Reds beat. But I’ve met him a few times since and (no big surprise), he’s always been incredibly nice to talk to.

It will be cool to see Casey around the ballpark doing games on TV. I’ve enjoyed his work on MLB Network and I can imagine he’d do a good job as a color analyst on FS Ohio.

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