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Search: Vin Scully, Jon Miller, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 13:01 (nineteen years ago) link

Also search: Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy, Josh Lewin, the guy doing FSN / MSG Mets games that isn't Fran Healy or Keith Hernandez or Ralph Kiner

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 13:04 (nineteen years ago) link

Search: Al Leiter in October, Pat Hughes on WGN Radio

mattbot (mattbot), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 13:39 (nineteen years ago) link

s: tom cheek & jerry howarth

dyson (dyson), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 13:50 (nineteen years ago) link

Second generation S&D:
Destroy Skip AND Chip;
Search Joe Buck.

briania (briania), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 14:19 (nineteen years ago) link

Search: Bob Uecker & Jim Powell, Brewers radio
Destroy: the hacks that ruin the Brewers baseball games

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 14:36 (nineteen years ago) link

Destroy: Tom Grieve
Search: Eric Nadel and his partner, the Rangers radio guys from the late-80s/early-90s ('til one died)

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 14:39 (nineteen years ago) link

Search: Jon Miller, Gary Cohen, Vin Scully, Tim McCarver (pre-1990), Bob Costas when he got to do games regularly

Destroy: Joe Buck, Joe Morgan, Steve Phillips (ah, let's say everybody on ESPN save Miller), Jim Kaat, Steve Lyons

Destroy with Extreme Prejudice: John Sterling, Charley Steiner, Michael Kay

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 14:40 (nineteen years ago) link

i'm going to go ahead and agree w/ the doc's espn assessment. i would also say destroy the muthaeffing fuck out of joe buck.

search: jim palmer (if for nothing else, his arrogance is utterly charming)

jonathan quayle higgins (j.q. higgins), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 14:56 (nineteen years ago) link

i would neither search nor destroy joe buck, and i kind of like the braves' guys. everything else i agree with.

mookieproof (mookieproof), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 15:17 (nineteen years ago) link

Sterling and Kay do indeed gotta go. You'd think the largesse of the Boss could put a decent team in the booth.

briania (briania), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 15:22 (nineteen years ago) link

Do ya think the Boss wants anything from his announcers but vapid, triumphalist shilling? The last pros behind a Yankee mic were Bill White and Frank Messer ... tho on cable, Ken Singleton isn't bad. At least Rizzuto's breezy fogginess was genuinely entertaining.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 15:31 (nineteen years ago) link

Chicago only:

Search John Rooney and Steve Stone
Blow to smithereens Chimp Caray and Ron "Ohnooooooooo" Santo

I am mostly indifferent to Darrin Jackson, and I like Hawk Harrelson most of the time, but his stories are getting really old. I wouldn't mind a new Sox TV team, that's for certain.

Baked Bean Teeth (Baked Bean Teeth), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 15:57 (nineteen years ago) link

I used to listen to John Sterling & Jay Johnstone Yankee play-by-play on the radio back in the early 90s (before they became THE YANKEES), and the games were quite listenable - I don't know if it's because Sterling hadn't developed his annoying tendencies yet (I swear he used to do a restrained version of "YANKEES WIN! THE YANKEES WIN!" once upon a time), or Jay Johnstone was a nice grounded complement to Sterling's azure flights of fancy, or I was too stupid to know rot from rule, but I enjoyed them. Especially when Oscar Azocar would drop fly balls. Good times.

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 16:30 (nineteen years ago) link

I go back and forth and Steve Stone. A lot of the time I find him unbearably smug and pedantic, but the thing is, he's usually right.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 17:58 (nineteen years ago) link

that is the thing indeed. his voice doesn't help the smug factor, but contentwise i think he's great.

John (jdahlem), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 18:11 (nineteen years ago) link

Well, if we're going to compare smug and pedantic announcers, I think we'd all agree that Steve Stone > Tim McCarver (from a quality standpoint, not a smug/pedant standpoint).

Plus Stone can actually pronounce the word "him" as it should be, rather than as "eem." (I call that particular affliction "Phil Simms Disease.")

Baked Bean Teeth (Baked Bean Teeth), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 18:28 (nineteen years ago) link

I generally like Steve Stone. He can be pretty sarcastic and self-deprecating which I like ("People forget I was a 20 game winner for the Cubs... over three years"), but his constant pitch-calling can get tiresome, even if he's right. He doesn't have a whole lot of insight on batters, but he won't jizz his pants over players like McCarver does, either.

Plus wouldn't you want to search anyone who makes fun of Chip Caray's freakishly large head?

mattbot (mattbot), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:01 (nineteen years ago) link

i'm sure alot of it's just growing up in georgia and getting accustomed to his voice but i got a real soft spot in my heart for skip caray. his call-in show before games is beautiful, he clearly doesn't want to be there and there's always at least one yokel per show who calls in and asks him to explain the infield fly rule again. pretty much every other show you'll get to hear him get so exasperated (and the questions are pretty much 80% incredibly stupid - alot of 'how come they aren't playing galaragga at first?' type q's) and go off or whatever counts as going off for skip caray (like a carp swallowed a phone). luv ya skip!

cinniblount (James Blount), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:19 (nineteen years ago) link

Steve Lyons has the most punchable face of all.

Mr. Tony Plow (Leee), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:24 (nineteen years ago) link

Search: Jon Miller, Don Sutton/Pete Van Wieren
Eh: Joe Morgan, Joe Simpson
Take a 2 year vacation, please, and come back with some enthusiasm: Skip Caray
Destroy: Chip Caray
Quit Trying to Get into the Business, Please: Ron Gant (his fill-in appearance for Skip C. last week was embarrassing)
Irradiate, Incinerate and Shoot the Ashes into Space: Joe Buck/Tim McCarver

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 21:34 (nineteen years ago) link

"Jeter jeter jeter!"

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 21:42 (nineteen years ago) link

"Rolen rolen rolen!"

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 21:42 (nineteen years ago) link

I can't believe David R. namechecked Josh Lewin. Arrrrgghh! I HATE that guy. He's the worst of my personal three-headed bete noire of cookie-cutter announcers; Lewin along with the two lucky-sperm-club members, Caray and Buck. Destroy them and their milquetoast professionalism. They all have this stiff, overly studied quality to their play-by-play. But Lewin is the worst because of his nails-on-chalkboard voice; he tries so desparately to PROPERLY ENUNCIATE every word in ANNOUNCER VOICE, that he ends up adding these extra diphthongs to every vowel. It's incredibly irritating.

Obviously search Scully, and the dear departed Ernie Harwell.

I like Steiner and Sterling, and I hate the Yankees! Sterling's "THUH pitch..." is great.

Steve Stone is great, he cracks me up. He's a real card. Funniest thing he said all year: after an early season game against Atlanta in which the Braves came back to win, Alfonseca was credited with the win. Stoney said "so Alfonseca comes back to bite the hand that once very amply fed him." I mean, you have to imagine it in that dry Stoney voice, but it was priceless.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 02:18 (nineteen years ago) link

I can't believe Broheeeeeems namechecked John Sterling! He sounds just like the sort of guy that'd drop the smooth tenor drawl once the mikes go dead & start ripping a new hole bigot-style into the intern that didn't put enough sugar in his half double-half venti Mochachino. Also, 90% of what he says is either floofery or misinformation. Lewin's voice might grate (I never noticed it, in the brief exposure I've had to him), but at least he sounds like he can hold a conversation about baseball that won't involve bronzing the nads of a fan favorite.

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 02:52 (nineteen years ago) link

"vin scully never plays the homer" - who said that?

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 02:55 (nineteen years ago) link

i have no problem with homers or nad-bronzing, in theory.

John (jdahlem), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 02:58 (nineteen years ago) link

I should've said "inappropriate or excessive bronzing". Like, 3 or 4 coats. (cf. "Jeter Jeter Jeter Rolen Rolen Rolen Jeter Rolen Yahtzee!")

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 03:00 (nineteen years ago) link

yeah, that can grate. or glare, or whatever. should NEVER be done on national broadcasts, but i don't think i mind it so much on local ones.

John (jdahlem), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 03:03 (nineteen years ago) link

hehehe ... well, to be fair, I don't hear Sterling that often. Perhaps he would begin to annoy me after more repeated exposure. I've just found myself really enjoying the games I've heard him broadcast. I don't really have a problem with homerism, though. I mean, you're talking to a Hawk Harrelson fan. But seriously, how can you deny "THUH pitch..."

I think I prefer my announcers to be older guys with slightly southern accents and a folksy manner. The grain of the voice is really what counts, especially when you're going to be spending close to 3 hours with the guy. Give me a distinctive voice and I'm hooked, I could hardly care what they say. Growing up with Harwell probably instilled that in me. This is the big reason I've never warmed to the young bucks. Or the young lewins. They just haven't accumulated enough stories, they always seem to be trying too hard, they always OOZE "broadcasting school". Compare Jack to Joe, or Harry and Skip to Chip. The younger guys just sound so fundamentally uncool. Give me colorful oldsters that I'd enjoy sharing a cocktail with, not young dweeb careerists. and get Buck the hell off my NFL games while you're at it.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 04:29 (nineteen years ago) link

older guys with slightly southern accents and a folksy manner

By algebra, you'd enjoy Our Pres. in the booth.

Mr. Tony Plow (Leee), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 19:57 (nineteen years ago) link

oh god no. all politics aside, i can't even stand listening to him speak. and kerry's only marginally better.

mookieproof (mookieproof), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 20:07 (nineteen years ago) link

hmm, good catch, Leeee! And you know what? I might actually like our president if he had, say, gone into broadcasting instead of FUCKING UP THE WORLD.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 20:15 (nineteen years ago) link

bill clinton doesn't seem to have anything else going on...

mookieproof (mookieproof), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 20:16 (nineteen years ago) link

xpost - well yeah, there'd just be one thread bitching about his poor play-by-play skills on ILX, as opposed to several on how he's doing said FUCKING UP THE WORLD.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 20:16 (nineteen years ago) link

also, what's with the lack of Kalas mentions on this thread? That's just criminal (I'm pointing the finger at myself on that one.)

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 20:17 (nineteen years ago) link

What I'd like to know is how all you get to listen to announcers halfway 'round the country. Obv. guys like the Carays are gonna have nationwide coverage due to their superstation employers, but the others? Unless you lived somewhere else, I'm impressed. Most of 'em I'm only familiar with from their national appearances during Fox weekend games, the playoffs and such.

Baked Bean Teeth (Baked Bean Teeth), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 20:22 (nineteen years ago) link

A couple of years ago, when I was at the height of my fantasy baseball obsession (I mean, I'm still really into fantasy, but that year I was *obsessed*), I ponied up the $10 or whatever it was to get all games over internet radio from I'm not sure if they still have that deal; I bet they probably charge more now. That was the only year I did it. So yeah, I would basically listen to all the games involving my starting pitchers, so I got to hear most of the radio folks.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 20:26 (nineteen years ago) link

They still offer it, it's $15 now. I'm using it right now to listen to Ron Santo aw jeez over the Cubs. Searched out a little Jon Miller last night, he's great (which I knew from ESPN, but still).

mattbot (mattbot), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:34 (nineteen years ago) link

I used to like Al Michaels doing the games on ABC. Jon Miller is my favorite national guy now.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 19 August 2004 04:14 (nineteen years ago) link

everyone OTM about Stone. I like him; he adds a lot to the game rather than just filling up airtime. He's greatly appreciated after I'm in the car and listening to Santo on WGN. Destroy that mofo. Pat Harris and Stoney would make a great team. (Chip is tolerable, though)

oops (Oops), Thursday, 19 August 2004 23:30 (nineteen years ago) link

Josh Lewin isn't so bad. But that might just be his pairing with Tom Grieve, who makes everyone look good in comparison.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Friday, 20 August 2004 02:20 (nineteen years ago) link

What are you talking about, Santo is great!

Steve Stone filled in for Santo in the playoffs last year, when Ronnie was in surgery in Arizona -- and I just couldn't deal with it. Hughes would make a generalization, and Stone would come in and be like, "Well, that's not actually true, Pat." I just wasn't used to someone correcting Hughes, who's a pretty smart broadcaster himself.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 20 August 2004 18:47 (nineteen years ago) link

Whatever you may say about Santo's foibles, you can tell that he and Hughes genuinely like each other, and that kind of good-natured camaraderie comes across in the broadcast and is appreciated.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 20 August 2004 18:48 (nineteen years ago) link

...and if you like the sound of a professional broadcaster grunting, woofing and moaning as the fortunes of his teams change, sure, Santo is awesome. Right up there with the Dick Butkus/Mike Fencik radio broadcasting crew of the Bears a few years back...

Baked Bean Teeth (Baked Bean Teeth), Friday, 20 August 2004 19:33 (nineteen years ago) link

Santo doesn't even know what the hell is going on half the time. It's embarassing. But they continue to prop him up there because Cubs fans slurp up the routine.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Friday, 20 August 2004 19:54 (nineteen years ago) link

Santo is more of a mascot than a broadcaster, it's true. Which is really sort of a tradition in Cubs broadcasting, now that I think about it...

mattbot (mattbot), Friday, 20 August 2004 20:34 (nineteen years ago) link

I mean, I personally don't have a big problem with it, but let's call a spade a spade. That's all I'm saying. There are long stretches of just Hughes play-by-play (which is great; he's top-notch) accompanied by occasional "Aw, gee..."s and "Yeah!"s from the other side of the booth.

Then a couple times an inning Hughes will lead him: "Clement's looking good today, Ronnie..." That extra "Ronnie" punctuating the sentence as if to say "wake up over there, little buddy!"

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Friday, 20 August 2004 20:44 (nineteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
Mark Grace cursed on air last night?

What did he say?

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 21:19 (eighteen years ago) link

Apparently some F-bombs.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 21:22 (eighteen years ago) link

it used to be a mix, but maybe team is increasingly the answer?

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 19:27 (eight years ago) link

That's sort of my thinking too. I wish Cot's had a broadcasters section — I'd love to know who's cutting the checks to the mouths who jibjab on my teevee. In the case of the Braves I'd guess Fox for Chip and the team for Joe Simpson, but who the hell knows for sure?

WilliamC, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 19:40 (eight years ago) link

i'd be pretty sure the guys sitting next to each other have the same boss.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 19:41 (eight years ago) link

hmm, not sure I could assume that.

WilliamC, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 19:59 (eight years ago) link

search: jim deshaies

mookieproof, Friday, 17 April 2015 23:39 (eight years ago) link

He'll probably not want to be seen making calls during the broadcast.

clemenza, Sunday, 19 April 2015 23:38 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

not really the right thread but w/e

the centerstage w/ chris russo is amazing, in response to why he got sent to boarding school -

"in 8th grade i got a 50 on a spanish final and my mother loved spanish and her beloved only child gets a 50 on the final she said thats it get him outta here"

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 August 2015 23:03 (eight years ago) link

That's it, huh?

Andy K, Saturday, 15 August 2015 12:07 (eight years ago) link

well he also said that lebron is no michael jordan

johnny crunch, Saturday, 15 August 2015 20:49 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

this is a bad list

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 01:55 (six years ago) link

Had no idea that Steve Berthiaume likes baseball so much.

Andy K, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 02:25 (six years ago) link

That was the worst list

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 03:20 (six years ago) link

Keith Hernandez really needs an intervention where he is told that every truth he introduces with "When I was a kid" IS AN ILLUSION.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 July 2017 23:58 (six years ago) link

Keith: "You could count on the guys like Mays, McCovey, Jimmy Davenport every year"

Davenport (SFG 3b)'s WAR in his seasons as a regular, 1958-69:

1.3, 1.8. 1.1, 2.9, 4.8, 0.9, 1.2, -0.2, 1.2, 3.5, 0.1, -0.4

Decent career, and could charitably be called consistent for perhaps his first 5 seasons. (When Keith was a Bay Area rooter between ages 4 and 9, which is the relevant stat here.)

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:13 (six years ago) link

I guess I am going to have to fire up the archive of last night's Cards game; from FB:

Tim McCarver just went on an epic rant (even for him) against pitch counts, sabermetrics, and the world in general. Anyone have the ability to get video of the bottom of the 5th? It was unreal. I wasn't even mad, just laughing. Dan McLaughlin, the play by play guy, did an amazing job of egging him on and subtly mocking him.[

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:47 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

.@RealMichaelKay: An over-reliance on analytics likely cost the Yankees in the ALDS.

— YES Network (@YESNetwork) October 10, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:39 (five years ago) link

such a massive idiot

The NYT Mag article on the Mets' booth a couple weeks ago was pretty good

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:45 (five years ago) link

Who was the guy on the left? He was right -- Sanchez and Stanton had a terrible approach against a pitcher who couldn't throw strikes.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:30 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

2019 will be the final season for
steve blass (pirates)
marty brennaman (reds)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:55 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

kirsten karbach, the minors' first female play-by-play broadcaster, has moved up to double-a reading. still a long way from MLB, but it's a big step up from the florida state league

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:56 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

wtf len kasper axed by the cubs and is now on white sox radio?

at least he can still say Chicogo in that weird way he does i guess, but that’s pretty fucked up

mookieproof, Friday, 4 December 2020 07:21 (three years ago) link

wow. honestly, i have better hopes for the 2020-25 chisox than the chisox (even with larussa), so maye it can make sense

Karl Malone, Friday, 4 December 2020 08:25 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

'boog' sciambi is the cubs' new tv pbp guy

mookieproof, Monday, 4 January 2021 16:38 (three years ago) link

I still miss Boog from his one (?) season with the barves. But I haven't heard him in years, don't know if he's still good not bad.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:04 (three years ago) link

i've liked him on espn. and he's kind of goofy in a way that should work well with deshaies

mookieproof, Monday, 4 January 2021 17:15 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

Somebody should take Eric Karros to the side and tell him he's starting to look like Dr. Steve Brule.

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Saturday, 10 July 2021 23:45 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

vasgersian out on espn sunday nights

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 23:28 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

absolutely love steve stone

The guy screaming "He has two strikes, Tony!" after Tony La Russa intentionally walked Trea Turner on a 1-2 count to pitch to Max Muncy who proceeded to hit a three-run homer is peak chef's kiss. (via @NBCSWhiteSox)

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 9, 2022

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 June 2022 02:31 (one year ago) link

Posnanski was quite exasperated too:

clemenza, Saturday, 11 June 2022 16:20 (one year ago) link

Isn’t it amazing how the people who most mock advanced statistics are the ones who rely on ultra-specific stats that could not possibly be more manufactured or meaningless?

i just want to say, regarding this and TLR


and it also applies to so many foolish baseball announcers who STILL don't know what OPS (and mock it?) is, let alone a real advanced stat

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 11 June 2022 16:27 (one year ago) link

my favorite is when the announcers talk about how a particular player has performed against another team, going back several years. Never mind that these teams were each made up of different sets of players, so the only thing you're really analyzing is how the player performs when he is around a different uniform (which also changes).

i think a minor contributing factor of many of these things are the kind of stats and "interesting information" that is provided to the broadcasters in the booth. Each team has a Media Guide which is actually really fun to flip through. they're thick and compact, and you can quickly find ...a bunch of stats about each player that are ancient, just an ancient way of analyzing baseball or even thinking about it. "So and so had 45 RBIs on the road last year!" --- as Chris Farley would say, "Well LA DE FRICKIN DAH!". since many announcers are the least informed people in the game (dan mclaughlin of the cardinals is like this), they're not going to find information about any of the players, other than this media guide, along with whatever they can pick up while standing on the field like a giant fucking doofus during batting practice before the game

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 11 June 2022 16:31 (one year ago) link

"Pujols is batting .900 against the pirates in his career..., jimmy..."


Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 11 June 2022 16:33 (one year ago) link

Each team has a Media Guide

Do they still put these out? I got swept up in a fever of completism a few years ago, and ended up spending ~$1,000 for just about every media guide for every team from the early '80s through to 2006. I assumed they stopped putting them out a few years ago because of Baseball Reference.

clemenza, Saturday, 11 June 2022 16:36 (one year ago) link

As of last year they did - I am retired/banned from the booth

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 11 June 2022 16:40 (one year ago) link

I’ve noticed an annoying thing the newer announcers are doing lately (the ones doing YouTube and Apple broadcasts and the occasional team broadcaster) - is humble bragging about talking to the players.
I have not once in the last 4 or so years, since broadcasting opened up to social media/tech platforms, learned a single goddamn thing when Joe-talking-head decided to inform me he was talking to player such and such before the game. He tries to not swing at pitches out of the zone you say? Well by golly I can’t wait to read the book that revelation is going to inspire.
It’s like broadcasters are going in two directions simultaneously. They’re trying to hire “stat” people who’s job is to overly drill down on numbers that may or may not be relevant. And they’re also hiring name brand guys (ex players) that care incapable of describing what is happening on the field with any sort grace.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 11 June 2022 16:46 (one year ago) link

I’ve noticed an annoying thing the newer announcers are doing lately (the ones doing YouTube and Apple broadcasts and the occasional team broadcaster) - is humble bragging about talking to the players.

jim edmonds is notorious for this, already, after only a year or two (god let it end). his version is saying that he got a text from someone. And no, it's never, ever interesting or enlightening. it's always just like:

Dan Mclaughlin: and that's a slow roller to first base, taken care of by Goldschmidt. It turns out that...*sounds of flipping through media guide* he has hit...28 HRs against the Giants in his career.
Jim Edmonds: Hahaha, that's great, that's great.
Dan Mclaughlin: What's that, Jimmy ballgame?
Edmonds: I just got a text from Scott Rolen, ha! He said he saw Goldschmidt in the gym yesterday and he was putting in extra time there, in the gym. You know, I was telling the coach of my son's baseball team. You have to move the players around. You can't have my kid, I mean a kid, coming out of middle school and locked into a position. High School is the time to try out different positions, not the time to lock them into a position, is what I told the coach of my son's baseball team. He needs to listen to me more -- both the coach and my son.

🚨🚨🚨 TEXT ALERT 🚨🚨🚨

Jim: "My mom's texting me now, so I made her happy."@DannyMacTV : "You have a lot of people texting you, Jimmy."#STLCards                       #stlcardinals #JimEdmonds #JimEdmondsisms

— Jim-Edmondsisms (@jimedmondsisms) May 6, 2022

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 11 June 2022 16:56 (one year ago) link

i used to think that edmonds had a decent case for the HoF, that if nothing else he deserved to be on the ballot for a year or two longer before dropping off. but holy shit jim edmonds, stfu

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Saturday, 11 June 2022 16:58 (one year ago) link

i don’t mind wacky stat anomalies as long as no one pretends that they’re predictive

i mean while prince albert has hit .373/.447/.717 with 32 homers in 97 games in pittsburgh, it’s different now that he’s 42

not wildly different, unfortunately

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 June 2022 18:30 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

I'm sorry, Buck Martinez, but you sound like Meatwad.

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Sunday, 14 May 2023 18:36 (nine months ago) link


This, however, was relatable.

and just all of a sudden
buck martinez couldn't
contain himself 😂👂

— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) May 13, 2023

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Sunday, 14 May 2023 18:53 (nine months ago) link

For sure, at the bar Friday night I had the game on the tv behind me and was like "look at that stache, look at those thighs, everyone please join me in crushing on this dude."

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Sunday, 14 May 2023 20:32 (nine months ago) link

Spencer Thighder

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Sunday, 14 May 2023 20:39 (nine months ago) link

Yankees fans 🤝 Red Sox fans

tweeting angrily at ESPN/Karl Ravelach for this:

"I know your mom passed away when you were young, what does Mother's Day mean to you and your brother?" - Karl Ravech question to Triston Casas while playing first base on Sunday Night Baseball.

— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 15, 2023

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Monday, 15 May 2023 19:30 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Tom Glavine makes the easiest money in the game -- 3rd man in the booth, doesn't travel, doesn't work all home games, barely opens his mouth, doesn't put much thought into what he does say. But he's a Hall of Famer!

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Wednesday, 7 June 2023 03:23 (eight months ago) link

I like the Australian guy I've heard on Braves broadcasts.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 7 June 2023 04:14 (eight months ago) link

former Barves reliever Peter Moylan! He's been great and from the moments I've heard.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 7 June 2023 06:10 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, Moylan is good. He usually does pregame/postgame but gets into the booth sometimes, I guess when Frenchy is doing national-network games.

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Wednesday, 7 June 2023 13:42 (eight months ago) link

Angels game rolled over into the postgame studio bit and Bobby Valentine looked terrifying, big 'the owner of a traveling circus who'd try to buy your soul' energy.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 7 June 2023 23:28 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

Boog Sciambi was great when he was just a bro who knew the game and could enunciate. Now the harder he performs the less good/interesting he is.

WmC, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 00:25 (five months ago) link

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