Bob Carpenter, F.P. Santangelo to be back in the MASN booth next year

We like Kristina Akra, too. - Patrick McDermott

According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo will be back in the MASN booth calling Nationals games in 2013.

According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo will be back in the MASN booth calling Nationals games in 2013.

In general, we're pleased to hear this news. Carpenter's proven himself to be a perfectly fine play-by-play man and frankly, we're still on honeymoon with Santangelo because he's not Rob Dibble (yes, Dibble actually was that bad).

That doesn't mean there's not room for improvement. Carpenter and Santangelo still suffer by comparison with the radio team of Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler. And we've tweeted our displeasure many times before with Carpenter and Santangelo's lapses into passive-aggressive homerism (most notably on ball-strike calls). However, a quick skim around the MLB Extra Innings package shows that there are far, far worse announcers out there.

That means you, Hawk Harrelson. Step forward, Rex Hudler. Take a bow, Chip Caray.

So, Bob and F.P., we'd like to offer you a laurel, and a hearty handshake. Welcome back, guys.

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