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So, allbeit spring training, for Josh's first homerun of the year, we have this to remember: "Saddle up ball, 'cause you're goin' for a riiiide!"
As white knuckle as this call was, in all seriousness, did anyone else catch the game, and if so, what did you think of Rhad's play by play?
Way too hard to make a judgment off of Spring broadcasts, even Vin Scully drops a notch or two with that canvas in front of him.
I've enjoyed Rhad's work in the pre and post and think he will be solid job and be pretty middle of the road, which is fine by me. I'd watch 99% of Rangers games even if Rhyner or someone else god awful was behind the mic. I'd rather have a guy who the more casual fan likes and will tune in to watch or not avoid tuning in because of them.
Yeah, I think he'll be fine in the long run, but it's kind of painful for me right now.
He said the same thing on a Kinsler homer on a webcast.
I'm not a fan. If that's going to be his "trademark" homer call, it's going to be kinda difficult to watch.
I sort of like what he is trying to do with that home run call but IT DOES NOT WORK. It is waaayyy to cheesy. Maybe a variation on it? I don't know.
Lets help Rhads out and try to think of calls that he could use. I can't really think of any but I will think on it.
I am not a Rhadigan fan.
"He hit that ball all the way to Corsicana!"
How about this?
"POW POW POW!!!"
No seriously, he's gotta come up with something better than that, I just want to slap him when I hear it.
I think Rhad's should go old school and make it a sponsored home run call like Mel Allen's old "A Ballantine Blast!"
"Hamilton drives it to deep right...Ichiro going back...Looks up and it's...A Vinyard?"
"A drives deep to right right...Ichiro going back...Looks up and it's...Sonic Blast Number 21 on the year for Josh Hamilton"
I'm embarrassed to be a Rangers fan after watching today's game on TV. I absolutely cannot stand listening to that motherfucker.
I honestly did not know that he is a motherfucker.
I like your HR calling ideas, not bad at all.
Did he use the "saddle up ball your going for a ride" thing tonight for Davis' and Beltre's home runs?
Mehh.... Yeah he used it for both, and he tried to use it once for a double off the wall by Davis...
I want to hurt myself when I listen to him.
Shorten it to "Saddle Up"?
Or appeal to a new audience and say something like, "Man, hit the sh!t out of that one."
Of course its better than
"Oh this one's tattoooooooed!, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, GONE!"
I would like to strangle Chris Berman.
"Saddle up and ride" is shorter and sweeter than his phrasing. His call is just not right.
I'd like to hear an announcer use "Yippie Kay Yay, Mother Fucker" (or cleaner varient) as their HR call.
How about "Hasta La Vista... baseball..."
... I'd like him to do something than talk about the stadium food as we watch the ball go over the fence ... oh and then wake up and realize it's a home run.
Imagine that shot was a historic home run ... something we watch for the next 30 years ... and when they cut to the clip of it we listen to Rhads talking about stadium food.
Could go with something like the 90s era Sportcenter guys:
Good wood. Solid spank. Major league crank. Yahtzee!Jumanji!Krakatoa! He has erupted!Behold the power of cheese!Get to the choppa!I am William Wallace!
I liked Josh Lewin and his trivia much better.
I didn't mind the Rhad call from last night, thought it was fine.
That's because you were watching on TXA21. Am up in Arkansas and MLB Network was blacked out in TEX, AR, OK, LA, and SE NM ... so if you aren't in the metroplex with access to TXA21 you are screwed.
LMAO @ PullT
those were the days
I think Radigan has done fine so far and I was on the fence when he was anounced, so I guess I'm positive. I'm of the opinion that a good play-by-play guy is a guy who doesn't yap and yap and yap all the time, and Radigan is okay.
Same as every year though, the volume on Tom Grief is all over the place. Somebody needs to mike him better.
As for my homer call tryout.... "Look out Waxahachie!"
Tom "the eternal apologist" Grieve needs to eat some RED MEAT or get a mike that amplifies his fading, convoluted what really happened explanations as I doze off. As for Rhad, he's a nice enough guy but no baseball man as one who is can tell. But if the cost of my watching amounts to an occasional Sonic Coney Island, I guess I shouldn't complain. I just hope we're not looking at a TOP to FLOP ball club taking shape this Spring!
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