Mark L. Baer-USA Today

Mike Timlin responds to critics of his broadcasting skills

Lucy Burdge
July 27, 2017 - 8:36 am

Mike Timlin served as the color man in the NESN booth with Dave O’Brien for the past two Red Sox series against the Angels and Mariners this past week and the reactions to his performance were mixed.

While he did get some acclaim for his broadcasting, many were critical of the retired Red Sox pitcher and he noticed.

“For everyone that commented on my work this week. Next time you FREAKING try it. #notthateasy,” Timlin tweeted on Wednesday night following his final game with NESN.

Before this tweet, he posted, “Had a great time on the air with @Dave OBrien. Thanks for everything you are a true pro.”

After his first night in the booth during the Angels series, Timlin also tweeted to the haters about his inexperience: “Just remember I am a rookie in this arena!! So try not to be to harsh on me. Hahaha.”