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I don't mean to pile on since I've already expressed my opinion that Rhadagin shouldn't be blamed for being put in a no-win situation by the Rangers.
But come on, this shit is hilarious (also didn't hear this till just knows Since I was plugged into Mavs/Lakers): http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=14478735
Yeah, that's what we were laughing about last night. Can't believe he had to see the ball hit to know it was gone. "........................................In the air.......................................and deep.........................................."
That's effing embarassing. "the outfielders just turned around and watched it..." But the stupid play by play guy had no idea if it was a blooper or a HR til the fan retrieved it from the 15th row.
Wow, the crowd knew it was gone and Rhadigan didn't. Can we get some minor league or college play-by-play guy? I bet he'd do better.
I though it was a great call. Without Rhads, I would have had no idea that Moreland hit it "high in the air."
How can he not be gone by the AS break? He is literally the WORST PBP guy in all of baseball. Literally...and it's not even close. I would take the beating of listening to the hideous White Sox announcers all day before I would opt to listen to Rhadigan butcher even one inning.
His bad play calling is what's killing the Rangers. It's a psychological beatdown that they can't get out from under of - it covers them like, as Rhadigan would say, one of those................................... things you hold over you when it's raining.
That's because he was wearing tinted glasses. Check the post game interview w/CJ. I still don't know what they can do except add a 3rd person in the booth. Still you are not going to get Josh back. I'm wondering maybe a different celebrity in the booth every night or have Gina Millerwear tight knit tops every Friday night.
give me the dr. of defense. him and Tag, that'd be a swet set up.
except dont they typically have a bad inning everytime mac is in the booth?
STOP your whining!
You stop your whining about our whining dave
Hey Ryannie the Whiney--SHHHHH!
Ryan is a funny name for a girl.
Dudes, he has been doing this all year if you haven't noticed. It's like he doesn't want to look stupid for calling it a HR when its not. I mean this one was a no-doubter. Either this guy is dumb as a freaking rock or he needs some thick ass glasses. Ive said it before and I'll say it again. Rhadigan single handedly makes my Rangers viewing experience a hundred times worse than last year. I often find myself listening to the radio broadcast along with the TV dispite the delay.
I'm not saying this for effect: I have found myself just turn the game off if the Rangers aren't playing well. And it's not because I am fair weathered...ask my wife, I watch this team 120+ times a year on tv regardless of how good they are and have since about 1993. But Rhads just pisses me off and I have found that being pissed about something so trivial is a waste of my time. So I miss on some Rangers baseball because of how shitty the play by play guy is. Of course, I am going to still watch more than I don't, but when we are getting blown out or its a late west coast game...I used to force myself to watch those as a show of true fandom...not now. Pretty sure thats what they were shooting for when they tabbed this guy - "who can we put in the booth that would make even the most hardcore fans turn the channel?" "Hey, this Michigan dude has exactly zero experience in a booth." "Yes, that's good. Lets go with him." "But we already have a pbp guy good enough to call Chargers games and national babeball on Fox." "Yeah, but he is too dorky and talks too much random movie and music crap." "OK, let go with the complete unknown"
The day Rhads is booted from the booth, I am going to celebrate in my suburban Austin streets like we just dug up bin Laden and shot him again.
Adam, I could not of put it better myself. Josh may of been dorky, but he knew a HR when he saw one. I literally cringe after Rhads' HR calls. HRs are supposed to be dramatic, exciting moments. But somehow he makes it seem like a routine play. I already wrote an email to the address provided on BBTIA to express my extreme discontent. I hope many more follow!!! DOWN WITH RHADS!
This has ceased being funny, to point out how egregiously bad our new Play by play guy is. And despite local media types defending him, saying to give him time to improve, he's in such a hole that any improvement would only render him below average.
But what's more significant about rewatching this (and as i saw it live, i cringed at the thought that his voice would be archived by MLB.com) is that Tom Grieve seems to almost make fun of Rhads for not getting it right away with his comments "...almost lost that ball it was so high and far..."
I just put on a loop of Chris Berman calling home run derbys when I watch Rangers games because I simply cannot stand to watch a game where the announcer doesn't make bombastic home run calls.
contrary to belief...Rhads has still not called the CD HR yet. The call you heard was from a MYs HR during the weekend.
Rhadigan's failure in the booth is only matched by the failure of the defunct international language Esperanto. Unreal how bad he is. He called Blanco "Elvis" twice the other night. It seems as though he is surprised the ball goes out of the park as opposed to everyone in the stands, everyone on the field, and everyone watching the telecast knows it's out. His "call" of the Moreland homerun was so epically bad that I cringed before he even said anything knowing it can't actually take him that long to realize. Unfortunately, it's not even his worst call of the year. The Nellie Cruz Oppo Upper Decker Boomstick call was one of the alltime worst calls I've ever heard. "Through the wickets"!!!! Are you serious?!! "ANd the side is............out"??!! We playing volleyball now? It's unbearable to watch.
I'm just glad that on my MLB package I only have to watch him for the home games. Some of the away announcers are interesting, and none as bad as Rahds...
Am I the only one that has gotten use to him, and now view him in a "black comedy" kind of way. Instead of getting mad and letting him distract me, I view him as a hurts so good, like he's so bad, it's better to laugh than cry. Think of it like when your girlfriend/wife/child have an anoying habit that you view as cute......that's so Rhad!
I kind of agree with you here. He's mind-bogglingly bad and it's almost like watching a trainwreck, I can't turn away because I enjoy his failure.
My first inkling that we might be in trouble was when he let slip it was his first time to visit Comerica Park. His Dad still lives there and supposedly they are big baseball fans?
Going back to the link on the Moreland moon shot that started this thread:
That is the single worst home run call I've ever heard.
Listen to the crowd...in SEATLLE...collectively gasp "ohhhhh" as the ball left the bat.
Ichiro barely moves. There's no question...none...that Rhadigan was the very last human in that stadium to know it was going out.
Man, that is an abysmal call.
Thank you, Texas Rangers.
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