March 27, 2008 I heard Howie Rose introduce McCarthy at the very beginning of the 2006 Spring training season. When McCarthy first spoke, I remember thinking, "Boy, the man sounds an awful lot like Gary Cohen." Not long afterwards, Mike Francesca called him, "Gary Clone." Eventually, I heard enough differences between the two to enjoy McCarthy's game-calling. I am sorry that he went back to Philly after the 2007 season and wish him well.
December 11, 2008 In an interview on WFAN in September of 2007, Tom said that he didn't expect the Mets to squander their NL East lead. I wonder if that comment had anything to do with his joining the Phils' broadcast team the following season.
Gary from Chesapeake
March 5, 2012 I thought Tom McCarthy was terrific in the booth and, yes, he DID sound a lot like Gary Cohen. Having a broadcast team of announcers who played for the Mets (Hernandez and Darling) or grew up as Mets fans (Cohen, Rose, and McCarthy) was very special to me. I would be delighted to see/hear him back!