Rob Dibble, Color Analyst
Rob Dibble joins MASN for the 2009 season as color commentator for Washington Nationals broadcasts.
Prior to joining MASN, Dibble was a baseball analyst for MLB on Fox, and a contributor to FoxSports.com’s baseball coverage. Additionally, Rob serves as a co-host (along with Fox’s Kevin Kennedy) of The Show, MLB Home Plate’s afternoon drive-time baseball talk show on XM Radio.
Dibble worked with ESPN from 1998-2004, as a co-host of The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio, as well as on the network’s Saturday Gameday coverage. He also appeared on Baseball Tonight, and served as analyst on select Major League Baseball games on ESPN Radio and TV. A full-time panelist on Fox Sports Net’s Best Damn Sports Show Period from 2005-2008, Dibble made his television debut in 1997 as a studio analyst for National Sports Report on Fox Sports Net.
Rob was a seven-year Major League Baseball veteran; a right-handed pitcher, he retired from baseball in 1995. He had a 27-25 record with 89 saves and a 2.98 ERA with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. He struck out 645 batters in 477 career innings. Dibble combined with Norm Charlton and Randy Myers to form the “Nasty Boys” bullpen which helped Cincinnati win the 1990 World Series. Dibble tossed 4-2/3 scoreless innings in three appearances during that World Series against the Oakland A’s. In the playoffs that season, he was named co-MVP of the National League Championship Series for hurling five scoreless innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, striking out 10 and picking up a save. Dibble had his finest major league season in 1991 when he saved 31 games for the Reds. He was named to the National League All-Star team in 1990 and 1991.
Rob enjoys many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and playing golf. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jonna and three dogs.