Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton announced earlier today that he would be taking over the Pregame and Postgame show for 2014 on the Padres flagship station, The Mighty 1090. This news may interest those wondering what 1090 would do with Hamilton after it had replaced him with Dan Sileo but I find it interesting* for another reason: Baseball fans will now get even less of Craig Elsten.

*Where I define “interesting” as “disappointing”.

Last season, Elsten’s primary duties included hosting the Pregame and Postgame shows on the weekend as well as filling in for Jack Cronin or Coach Kentera during the week when needed. All told, Elsten worked about half of last season’s games,¬† partnering with former Padres announcer Bob Chandler. The combination of Elsten and Chandler made for a great mix of something old and something new. This is now gone.

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By Ernie Martinez

*This is Ernie’s take on Joe Sheehan of Sports Illustrated picking the Padres to win the NL West this year.

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Ernie Martinez can be heard weekdays from 6AM-9AM trying to keep the peace between TWOS hosts Ben Higgins and Chris Ello on Xtra Sports 1360AM. You can also follow him on Twitter at @ErnieXtra1360 and see more of his amazing artwork HERE.