Harmonious duo in Texas Rangers radio booth
Then again, who would have expected otherwise?
I can't remember two giddier broadcasters than Nadel and Barnett when their pairing was first announced back in January.
Maybe Michaels and Madden were when Monday Night Football was still an ABC thing. But that's about it.
In the parlance of sports talk radio, Nadel and Barnett are
long-time admirers, first-time partners.
That's because Barnett has been on the scene almost as long as Nadel.
He joined KRLD-AM (1080) as a part-timer back in 1978 while he was still a student at North Texas. When Mark Holtz jumped from the Mavericks to work alongside Nadel on Rangers radio back in 1981, Barnett slipped into Holtz's courtside Mavericks seat....
Barnett has worked baseball for ESPN. More and more of his recent baseball work has been on radio....
"The nice thing is I feel completely at ease with my knowledge of the team because I have followed the Rangers all along," Barnett said. "I am as prepared as I could possibly be to step in. I've got my rhythm going with Eric."...
Barnett, of course, is replacing Victor Rojas, who left Nadel's side after five seasons
for cable's fledgling MLB Network."...via Radio Daily News