As I recall, Sean McDonough was letting some criticism of the team regularly creep into his broadcasts, and that was the main reason they let him go, even if it wasn't the stated reason (of course they wouldn't say that). I didn't think his dismissal was warranted, and I found myself agreeing with him most of the time. At the time, Orsillo did indeed sound Sean-lite whose directive was to be a cheerleader.I know I'm pushing away from the center of the thread, but I've really liked McDonough on the radio this year. Eck is the only former player I've ever really liked. He's gold. And, FWIW, it has never been clear to me why McDonough was dumped now almost 20 years ago from the TV booth, especially because for quite a while I couldn't shake the sense that Orsillo was not so much calling the games but doing an impression of McDonough calling the games.