Seriously though, Thorne is great, I don't know what he's currently up to, but the man is an incredible broadcaster. He's great at baseball too. Pisses me off that Joe Buck is the voice of baseball. And i'm kind of tired of Doc Emerick to be honest.
With that said, i think Sam has 3-5 years in him. Depends on his health and family. Even if he did leave i'd love for him to pop in every now and again like Rizzuto did for the Yankees. Maybe he could beat the 2 1/2 period traffic home.
I know Thorne is the TV play-by-play guy for the Baltimore Orioles, and I think he does college hockey for ESPN.
I think Sam USED to be great. I think the game has started to pass him by. He spends more than half of the game now talking about minutia. Many times he is going on some diatribe, and a goal is scored. That is REALLY annoying.
That was Davidson's fault and I can't believe how many people here still love Davidson. He basically ignored the game in front of him. Emerick was, is, and always will be the screeching weasel.