Very breaking news!
Richie Whitt of the Dallas Observer reports the Rangers are removing John Rhadigan from his play-by-play duties.The actual term used here is "fired," though the Twitter of 105.3 The FAN uses the term demoted (and says to tune in now for details).
This is sad, in one respect, as Rhadigan is, by all accounts, a good guy, and getting fired is something that's hard to cheer for. On the other hand, though, he was just not fit for play-by-play, and was not doing a good job of conveying the action on the field to the fans. The Rangers need someone who can actually call a baseball game to be calling their baseball games.
My guess is Dave Barnett -- who has filled in well at points for Rhadigan -- will take his place, and Bryan Dolgin will replace Barnett on the radio, but I don't know yet. Either way, this improves Rangers broadcasts immediately.
Sorry it didn't work out, John, and no hard feelings, but thank you, Rangers, for coming to your senses.
UPDATE: Herbie Pallotta has posted the official statement from the team at Lone Star Ball. Posted in its entirety following the jump. Steve Busby, not Bryan Dolgin, will become Eric Nadel's new radio partner. Rhadigan will return to the studio.