Jim Crane joined Sports Talk 790 this morning to discuss some thing going on with the Astros. I haven't had the opportunity to listen to the audio, yet, but Adam Wexler had this little tidbit from their interview with Crane earlier this morning on Twitter:
Just had @astros owner Jim Crane on. He confirmed Bill Brown would be back. Said he hoped to announce broadcasters at beginning of the year— Adam Wexler (@awexler) December 20, 2012
I'm glad to see that at least one familiar name will return to Astros media next season.
Now, the question becomes who fits where. There's a good chance that Alan Ashby will be one of the three new broadcasters and with Bill Brown returning, those two might make a nice pair on TV.
More to the point, though, for the people who were upset by JD leaving, does having Brown back alleviate the disappointment a bit? Is it enough to have half of the TV duo back or does it make a difference?