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F.P. Santangelo is the fourth MASN analyst to dissect the Washington Nationals' ups and downs alongside Bob Carpenter. Arguably, he is the best — and the biggest jabberwocky.
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SEEN AND HEARD AT AT&T PARK
SAN FRANCISCO — Bob Carpenter has been behind the microphone for more than his share of historic home runs. Formerly a broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals, he was on the air in 1998 when Mark McGwire hit his 60th, 61st, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th and 70th homers. He also called Ken Griffey Jr.'s 500th career shot in 2004.
Santangelo, however, shares the mike almost equally with Carpenter, meaning (a) he almost always has something to say and (b) his older partner has none of the ego that infects many peers.
"F.P. brings a ton of energy to the broadcasts, and he has some of the keenest insights I've ever seen," Carpenter says. "One of his strengths is that he never gives up when the team is losing. My goal is to make the telecasts better, make my analyst better and make myself better. About 90 percent of the time, we just play off each other."