Rob Dibble Takes a Holiday

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, August 25, 2010 | , , | 0 comments »

Embattled MASN announcer Rob Dibble will be missing from the broadcast team for a couple of days, according to MASN spokesman Todd Webster.

"At his request, Rob Dibble is taking a few days off, to which he - or any MASN employee - is entitled, during the course of a seven-month season."

Dibble has been in the news twice in the past two weeks, first for making comments on a MASN broadcast regarding two women chatting during a game in the President's Club seats behind homeplate, then on his Sirius/XM radio show this past Monday, when he suggested that Stephen Strasburg needed to toughen up and pitch through the discomfort in his pitching elbow that he experienced in Saturday night's game in Philadelphia.
"So for me, a little bit has to be put back on Strasburg here. Ok, you throw a pitch, it bothers your arm, and you immediately call out the manager and the trainer? Suck it up, kid. This is your profession. You chose to be a baseball player. You can't have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, sore elbow."
Dibble made his comments before the results of Strasburg's first MRI, which revealed enough that the team ordered a second test, an MRI with a dye injection.  That test will be performed tomorrow by team doctors.

No definitive news from MASN when Dibble will resume his duties.