From Port Charlotte today, it was announced that a new color analyst will be added to the Tampa Bay Rays television broadcast team to replace the departed Joe Magrane. Rays management said that Dewayne Staats will remain the play-by-play announcer and will be joined in the booth by Brian Anderson and Todd Kalas.
Kalas, known for his on-air reports while roaming the stands, will be replaced by Kevin Kennedy, whom Rays GM, Andrew Friedman, spotted at a recent Boston Celtics game. "Todd is a good baseball guy and we want to use him in the booth and chose to go in a different direction in the stands," Friedman said. "If this guy doesn't get all those Q-tip-headed grandmas from St. Pete up on their feet at the Trop, we'll have to break out the defibrillators."