Rob Dibble Done With Nationals, Says Team Source


According to a team spokeman, Rob Dibble will no longer broadcast Washington Nationals games. The spokeman said the decision was "permanent." DIbble has made news twice in the last month. First, he made inappropriate comments about two women sitting in the President's Club talking during the game. Dibble suggested they were talking about shopping, rather than the game, and that their husbands shouldn't bring them to the game next time. Dibble issued an apology via his blog on MASN several days later, then on a broadcast the following day. More recently, on his XM show, Dibble called into question Stephen Strasburg's fortitude after the pitcher was removed from the game with an elbow injury, only later to reveal the future of the franchise needed to have ligament replacement surgery. The source said there was no permanent replacement as of yet, and studio co-host Ray Knight would continue as the color analyst at least through the end of the current road trip with play-by-play man Bob Carpenter.