Mark Neely is a very generic replacement for Matt Vasgersian on Padres broadcasts. Many Gaslamp Ballers complain about how dull he is. He became somewhat marginalized with the hiring of broadcasting legend Dick Enberg.
In June 2010, Neely filled in for Enberg for a couple weeks while Enberg was in England covering Wimbledon. His easygoing demeanor and good chemistry with Mark Grant contrasted with Enberg's somewhat formal delivery has caused many GLB'ers to reverse their previous opinions of Neely. GLB'ers have seen the err of their ways and hope that Neely will stick around to rejoin Mud in the booth after Enberg is gone.
In October of 2010, Neely announced a college football game for the four lettered network. This was mildly surprising to at least one GLB'er