Mary Carillo is back...

Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
No one fired her, she resigned because because ESPN didn't want her honest opinions on broadcast(wrt top players) and conflicts of interests that are in tennis broadcasting(the biggest example I can think off the top of my head is Mary Jo Fernandez commenting on Federer matches while her husband is his agent).
 

Tanya

Hall of Fame
No one fired her, she resigned because because ESPN didn't want her honest opinions on broadcast(wrt top players) and conflicts of interests that are in tennis broadcasting(the biggest example I can think off the top of my head is Mary Jo Fernandez commenting on Federer matches while her husband is his agent).
That's just what she wants us to think.....
 

Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
Deluged with e-mails on the subject of Carillo's departure, Wertheim dropped an interesting line in a column two weeks ago, saying there was a "philosophical difference" between Carillo and ESPN, and that she left the network on her own accord.
Granted they may have told her to resign instead of being fired but the fact that she's back indicates to me at least that she left on her own and ESPN is happy to have her back.
 

ND-13

Professional
Tennis channel is not making any money I guess

That is the reason James Blake , Bethanie Mattel are in ESPN and I see guys like Jimmy Arias and a couple of others also commenting some matches

I believe tennis channel must have allowed some folks to make some extra cash during majors time commentating some outside court singles and doubles matches
 

fedfan08

Professional
No one fired her, she resigned because because ESPN didn't want her honest opinions on broadcast(wrt top players) and conflicts of interests that are in tennis broadcasting(the biggest example I can think off the top of my head is Mary Jo Fernandez commenting on Federer matches while her husband is his agent).
Mary Jo doesn’t call Federer matches. She only calls women’s matches. Today she did call Coco Gauff’s match along with Chris Evert. But that’s probably because Pam Shriver isn’t in New York.
 

fedfan08

Professional
Tennis channel is not making any money I guess

That is the reason James Blake , Bethanie Mattel are in ESPN and I see guys like Jimmy Arias and a couple of others also commenting some matches

I believe tennis channel must have allowed some folks to make some extra cash during majors time commentating some outside court singles and doubles matches
I think ESPN is the only US network allowed at the US Open. Usually the Tennis Channel would have some of the matches.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
She is commentating the Djokovic match on ESPN3 currently. I thought they fired her?? She's far more dangerous to tennis than some virus....
Have been a fan of Mary C for decades. Does she talk too much while commentating? At times. But overall, I appreciate her insight, her wit, sense of humor and her friendliness.

Didn't get a chance to meet her personally. But I know a couple of players (tournament volunteers) who have. Both said that she was very warm & friendly. If you asked her a question or started a conversation with her, she would very likely engage you. She could talk your ear off even tho she didn't really know you.

I happened to see her walking across the Stanford campus some years back (at the BOW Classic). She was a fair distance away from me so I shouted, "Hey Mary". She had no idea who I was but that didn't matter. She turned toward me, jumped and waved like a crazy person. Got the distinct feeling she is a true people person.
 
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Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
Have been a fan of Mary C for decades. Does she talk too much while commentating? At times. But overall, I appreciate her insight, her with and her friendliness.

Didn't get a chance to meet her personally. But I know a couple of players (tournament volunteers) who have. Both said that she was very warm & friendly. If you asked her a question or started a conversation with her, she would very likely engage you. She could talk your ear off even tho she didn't really know you.

I happened to see her walking across the Stanford campus some years back (at the BOW Classic). She was a fair distance away from me so I shouted, "Hey Mary". She had no idea who I was but that didn't matter. She turned toward me, jumped and waved like a crazy person. Got the distinct feeling she is a true people person.
Agree, she is a good broadcaster. Quite aside from her TV work she has popped up on a few podcasts recently and been very entertaining.

You really don't want to lose tennis commentary people with as much insight, wit and experience in the game as Carillo.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
I don't remember her ever being on ESPN. NBC, CBS and Tennis Channel, yes.
I recall her on ESPN for the better part of a decade starting in the late 1980s. I just looked it up and it seems she did another stint at ESPN 2003-2010. She has also commented sports other tennis (& badminton).
 

Tanya

Hall of Fame
Have been a fan of Mary C for decades. Does she talk too much while commentating? At times. But overall, I appreciate her insight, her wit, sense of humor and her friendliness.

Didn't get a chance to meet her personally. But I know a couple of players (tournament volunteers) who have. Both said that she was very warm & friendly. If you asked her a question or started a conversation with her, she would very likely engage you. She could talk your ear off even tho she didn't really know you.

I happened to see her walking across the Stanford campus some years back (at the BOW Classic). She was a fair distance away from me so I shouted, "Hey Mary". She had no idea who I was but that didn't matter. She turned toward me, jumped and waved like a crazy person. Got the distinct feeling she is a true people person.
The OP was in good fun :D I actually find Mary hilarious. Just wish she would talk a bit less during matches (but I feel that way about most commentators)
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Being on those feeds is not the same as being on ESPN. I'm pretty sure those feeds go out all over the world to English speaking countries and ESPN actually does not directly control it.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
Back in the day- Carillo taking courtside to Evert after she'd just won a tennis match. Carillo asked her if she'd be watching the forthcoming semi-final on TV. Evert replied "yes..... with the volume turned down". Carillo actually found it very funny.

Personally, I like Carillo - she's less likely to fawn over certain players.
 
Agree, she is a good broadcaster. Quite aside from her TV work she has popped up on a few podcasts recently and been very entertaining.

You really don't want to lose tennis commentary people with as much insight, wit and experience in the game as Carillo.
Are u her agent?
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
Arias is the best commentator, because he really does criticize the players. I've heard him give players hell during matches for their stupid decisions. I don't know about Carillo, but I could do with less gushing and more criticism from ESPN.
 
Agree, she is a good broadcaster. Quite aside from her TV work she has popped up on a few podcasts recently and been very entertaining.

You really don't want to lose tennis commentary people with as much insight, wit and experience in the game as Carillo.
Agreed, don't get the hate in this thread. I mean...there are like a zillion commentators in tennis who are worse than her, for all that she's not perfect.

She could be pretty nasty at times in a funny way and maybe that gets the goat of some thin skinned fanboys.

For eg, Safin v/s Sampras: "Sampras is getting bombarged today" and later when Sampras didn't even turn to look at a Safin lob and the co-commentator said Sampras didn't look, she added "Couldn't bear to look". Touche!
 
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