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Best Philadelphia Sports Icon on the Radio: Darren Daulton

Not so long ago, Darren Daulton seemed like a lost cause, dogged by his off-kilter personal beliefs, domestic violence charges and a lengthy string of DUI-related arrests that stretched back to his days with the NL pennant-winning ’93 Phils. In little more than a year’s time, the former All-Star catcher has rescued his credibility with local fans thanks to Talking Baseball With Dutch, his freewheeling radio show airing weekdays during baseball season from 6 to 7 p.m. on The Fanatic. With his aw-shucks demeanor and no-nonsense baseball smarts, Dutch almost makes you forget that he’s an advocate of “astral travel.” Almost.

Best Sports Radio Personality: Mike Missanelli

In the battle of the afternoon drive-time sports-talk super-egos, Mike Missanelli has knocked Howard Eskin from his 610 WIP perch. Whether or not Mikey Miss actually has more humility than his AM-only competitor is debatable, but he sure comes off that way on-air, brushing off repeated personal jibes from listeners on the show’s popular “Sound Off” segment. And when it comes to actually talking about sports, his learned-outsider perspective trumps Eskin’s know-it-all insider shtick.

Best of the Main Line

Best Philadelphia Sports Icon on the Radio: Darren Daulton (Critics, 2011); Best Sports Radio Personality: Mike Missanelli (Critics, 2011); Best Radio Talk Show Host: Mike Missanelli (Readers, 2012 & 2013); Best Sports Radio Personality (Readers, 2013, 2014, 2015)

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From the Main Line Today Archive: http://www.mainlinetoday.com/Main-Line-Today/Best-Of/
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