Notes: Eagles Moving On From Baker

The Eagles announced that they will not be bringing Dan Baker back as public address announcer this season. 

“Dan is the ultimate professional and even though he was disappointed with the direction we are heading, he was accepting of our decision to make the change,” said team president Don Smolenski. “We are very appreciative of his dedication and service. He never missed a single game.”

Baker has been the Eagles’ public address announcer since 1985. He remains in that role for the Phillies.

“I want to thank Mr. Lurie, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the fans for the privilege of announcing 29 great years of Eagles football,” said Baker. “It has truly been an honor.”

The Eagles will begin a search for a new public address announcer with the help of an outside agency.

 “As the game day experience continues to evolve with expanded audio and visual enhancements, the game-telling experience is no longer the responsibility of a single person.  It is a true multi-media experience,” said Smolenski.

The Eagles will recognize Baker at the season opener against the Jaguars.

“Come get me, please”

Geoff Mosher caught up with a few draft prospects in New York who have been linked to the Eagles.

Sounds like Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has a soft spot for Philly.

In Daniel Jeremiah’s latest mock draft, he has Clinton-Dix falling to the Eagles at 22. 

Mosher also spoke with Odell Beckham, Jr. 

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  • Malcolm Jones

    HA HA… im coming to pick you up and bring you to our team…forget the draft, youre claimed lol

    • Eaglesfan

      I wouldn’t mind them picking HA HA he fits what Eagles do more on defense then Pryor

      • Rick H

        Malcolm while you are picking him up please grab Beckham,Evans, C.j.Mosley, Fuller and Dennard along with Carlos Hyde plus Barr and Cooks. Trust me I have personally spoken to all of them and they are expecting you. Note; Please wear an Eagles Jersey with the #10 on the back but with Evans name on it. That is how they will identify you.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Jesus this visual is priceless, he goes downtown NYC and steals all the prospects, those that are in NYC that is

          • Malcolm Jones

            who says we need to wait for the draft…if they all pull a eli manning, we can trade our next five drafts and just take these guys today lol

    • Trill Cosby

      he will be a bust- and dont you know chip kelly is smarter than everyone- he will not be picking any “best player available” that only makes sense

      • mark hoban

        I’m pretty sure he stuck with BPA last year. Johnson, Ertz, Barkley.

  • cliff henny

    glad phils kept Baker, never paid much attention to him at Eagles games. not sure why, but I’m hearing Ra-ul E-Bon-yez and Jim-MEE pause Ral-lins over and over in my head.

    • Bert’s Bells

      I think he does a great job for the Phillies, always wondered how he translated to the Eagles. Completely different moods to football.

  • JosephR2225

    There are photos of Baker on his instagram with known members of the Latin Kings, flashing what appear to be gang signs.

    • southy

      He buttons his polos all the way up to the top button. Clear sign of gang affiliation.

    • Trill Cosby

      and still butthurt over losing Jackson, still on your mind

    • Trill Cosby

      LOL, But seriously there are videos of Riley Cooper shouting racist epithets. But I guess Chip Kelly agreed.

  • Dominik

    “Ha-Ha says he wants badly to be an Eagle. “Come get me, please.”

    Great to hear that, but please – think about what will happen if the Giants or the Cowboys pick you, and they are in his range. OK, maybe don’t think about the Cowboys, that would suck for him anyway, but he would need to play for them 4 years. ;)

    I don’t want to play that comment against him, I, personally, like it, but it isn’t the smart thing to say in his situation.

    • Joe from Easton

      Hopefully it make the Giants and Boys stay away, haha (pun intended?).

  • anon

    “I modeled my game of Desean” — and they say he couldnt be a role model. Got little Deseans all over this draft.

    • Trill Cosby

      Imagine that, someone looking up to a player coming off his most productive season, who did nothing but good for the Eagles, and managed never to get into any off the field trouble. Glad we cut that solid guy and good player.

    • Johnny Domino

      “Modeled his game after Desean” might be the surest way not to get drafted here.

  • Glenn

    The Eagles will get a great player at 22! Whether its someone on defense like Clinton-Dix, Barr, or Fuller. Or one of the stud WR’s, Beckham, Cooks. or Lee. They just need to stay put, and let the draft come to them. No need to trade up! No need to mortgage the future!

    • Javi Echie

      Couldn’t agree more either trade down for more picks or stand tight and take BPA.

  • Joe from Easton

    In other words, “you’re old and boring. we’re bringing in ryan seacrest. we feel he has great experience in multi-media entertainment.”

  • Amar

    Sheil Kapadia@SheilKapadia @nomad122 I think it’s possible they pick an RB if they see someone they love. Before third round would surprise me.

  • Bert’s Bells

    Odell BeCKham. DeSean JaCCpot. Maybe the rumors are true, ChipKelly is a Blood.

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    • G_WallyHunter

      Holy crap a few posts made me laugh out loud above but this one might take the cake

    • Eagles1018

      This is awesome. Now I want ODB just for that reason….

    • PaoliBulldog

      CK = Crip Killa?

  • JofreyRice

    smear him on the way out!

  • NickS1

    Where was the article stating years old gang ties to precede Baker’s release?

    • Kev_H

      It’s coming out in the next few days

    • Malcolm Jones

      Baker used his announcing job to send out coded messages to gangs at eagles games… Chip told baker he was set trippin and told him to get out of town

  • G_WallyHunter

    Who will be as happy as me if they trade back to 26-32 and still get their guy, pick up an early 3rd? What would the extra pick be, y’all know more than me, giving up 22 for a 26-32 would net what, a late 2nd early 3rd?
    Depends who’s still on board?
    Everyone knows Andy wants a QB at 23 and he baits teams into fighting for spot 22?
    Please football gods, come through tomorrow

    • PaoliBulldog

      Not seeing Eagles getting a third rounder to move back 4-10 spots. Too much talent available in the third round. Hope I’m wrong.

  • Eagles1018

    I’m sure HA HA said the same thing to every teams beat writer that he met. Sounds good though.

  • glngarryglnross

    I know this is Eagles Country but I still loved the way Baker announced “Centerfielder — Lenny Dykstra”. Good Times

  • Trill Cosby

    Chip Kelly ruined the Eagles- and the people stood by because he had a lucky first year. What a joke this offseason was. Get ready to be disappointed in some “smarter than everyone” draft picks.

    • Doctor Jay

      are you butt hurt because they let go baker?

  • Trill Cosby

    Ryan Seacrest will be perfect as replacement. It’s clear this team is going for a new look, young, white, and did we say white? No blacks allowed. Riley you’re cool, you can stay.

  • Trill Cosby

    If the eagles draft haha, and he is a bust- the ny post will have a headline “DIX BUST”

    • Malcolm Jones

      but if he is great and we win a superbowl, they say “Dix huge”

      • Johnny Domino

        “Dix and Cox on the blitz get …….”

  • PaoliBulldog

    Is it Sunday evening yet? I’m running out of cough syrup.

  • EaglefaninAZ

    Sorry to see we’re getting troll activity hereabouts since switched to disqus.

    • PaoliBulldog

      Sign of respect, actually. I guess the economy is picking up, at least for the bottom feeders.

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    • Johnny Domino

      It’s in all caps, so it must be so.