Jon Miller May be "Outta Here!" with ESPN - NBC Bay Area

Jon Miller May be "Outta Here!" with ESPN



    Jon Miller May be "Outta Here!" with ESPN
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    COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 25: Jon Miller waves to the crowd prior to receiving the Ford C. Frick award for contributions in baseball broadcasting at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 25, 20010 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    Two weeks ago, the geniuses who run ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" decided to dismiss their booth announcers of the last 21 years, Joe Morgan and Hall of Fame Giants announcerJon Miller.

    Now those ESPN geniuses might be wishing they had a do-over.

    Since being pink-slipped by the ESPN TV team, Miller says he might decline the "Sunday Night Baseball" radio gig they offered him as a consolation, and make himself a full-time Giants announcer with no ESPN duties at all.

    That news sounds as good to Bay Area fans as a grandfatherly voice yelling, "That ball is gone!"

    Miller told the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman that it was "not likely" that he would stay on with ESPN Radio.

    Miller says there are no sour grapes behind Miller's inclination to leave ESPN.

    "I never would have expected 21 years when I started," Miller told the Chronicle. "We were in a prime-time slot every Sunday for 21 years. That might be unprecedented in our particular business."

    Even if Miller does leave ESPN and expand his role with the Giants' radio network, you can still catch him on TV. Miller will continue calling Giants games on the broadcast home of the Giants, KNTV.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who thinks the key to America's future lies in getting rid of Joe Buck and replacing him with Jon Miller.