Jamie Moyer Leaves Phillies TV Booth

Says he needs to be closer to family on West Coast.

Former pitcher Jamie Moyer is leaving the Phillies’ TV booth, saying he wants to spend more time with his family on the West Coast during the upcoming baseball season, Comcast SportsNet reported over the holiday weekend.

“At the end of the Phillies’ season, I gave the situation a great deal of thought, with my family in mind,” Moyer said. “I enjoyed my year behind the mic tremendously, and the opportunity to work with Tom, Matt, Mike and Gregg is one I will cherish.

“However, as we are now based on the West Coast, the geography presents unique challenges to the matter at hand. I thus reached a decision that, for the moment, it’s very difficult to balance a bicoastal professional life with family life at home.

Tom McCarthy, Matt Stairs, Mike Schmidt and Gregg Murphy will return to Phillies broadcasts in 2015.