While Joe Maddon said he expects his coaching staff to return intact for the 2012 season, the same cannot be said for the Rays broadcast staff. According to Tom Jones, Rich Herrera will not return next season.
Herrera was the Rays pre- and post-game radio host.
We’ll be honest, we hardly ever listened to those shows. Even when we took in the radio broadcast of the game, which we do about half the time (even with the game on TV), we rarely listened to Herrera. But at the same time, when we spoke to people about Herrera, it seemed like everybody either loved his act or hated it. That is not always a terrible thing. But in this case, there must not have been enough on the “love him” side.