THE SANITIZED version of why Giants versatile and respected play-by-play radio broadcaster, Dave Flemming, was noticeably absent from the World Series victory parade was that he was working an ESPN college football game. He was.
But don't be fooled.
Everybody in the Giants organization, from the janitors to the front office were there.
Every name politician was there too. The broadcasters from KNBR, Comcast, you name it, made it to the parade.
Flemming, a good company man will not publically bitch and moan because he doesn't want to rock the boat. Flemming wasn't there because he didn't work but one measely inning at the World Series. Under the set-up, only Jon Miller, Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper could work the Series --which was a radio-only affair and quite frankly, too crowded to include Flemm. He worked only one modest inning, the 4th.
And let's not say that the ESPN prior engagement was priority over the Giants parade. It was not. Flemming was at all the previous ceremonies.
Flemming was steamed that he wasn't allowed even a modest two innings of work at the Fall Classic. Jon Miller worked the majority of innings while Kuiper did the rest. Krukow, the color analyst worked all nine innings. It's that simple only the irony is that Flemming, who just concluded his tenth season with the Giants is considered the heir-apparent to Miller when he hangs it up.
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