What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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I cannot and will not listen to the FSSW broadcast anymore. I'll watch the game and listen to Eric and co. How he mistakes Murphy for Cruz? Please. Even high up, anyone can tell the difference. One bats RH, one LH. Not to mention other physical differences. He gets the pitcher's names wrong. Stats wrong. He just sucks. Lewin had it all. How this guy was the voice of the Spurs, etc. is beyond me.
That's cool, Eric Nadel is a legend. Josh was amazing but he's gone now so I catch him on the Josh and elf show on the fan.
Josh was a clown.
He's still way better than Rhadigan.
Anyone's a better announcer than Rhadigan.
I'm better then Rhad
I'd rather listen to Barnett than Josh. Maybe if you need ADHD meds, Josh is the guy for you.
after the Rhadigan "experiment" I was willing to listen to just about ANYONE other than Rhads... I certainly didn't want to continue complaining and sound like a malcontent after Barnett got the job. However, I must admit that I really do not enjoy the tv broadcast much at all ( literally watch every game I can't attend). Dave is far and away superior to his predecessor (Rhads) but pale in comparison to Lewin IMO. At least when Lewin went off on a tangent I usually cared about what he had to say, and often learned something new. With Dave it's just gets on my nerves and his constant recall of random and mostly useless stats are really starting to wear on me...
At least Lewin was interesting/annoying at times. Usually, trying to bring TAG up to date with the current social fads.Rhadigan was a deer in the headlights. He was comparable to dead air.Barnett is the guy with the concussion. Constantly making mistakes.
The replacements so far have been terrible, but after reading djcahill's post, there's just no way to please everyone. Some would rather "listen" to mistakes than a guy with energy.
I get tired of the "cookies and birthday" announcements. Do other major broadcasts talk about that sort of stuff? I appreciate the baseball knowledge that Tom G. has but think he should stay on that and leave the "thank you"s out. Bobby Valentine and crew do it right, IMO. They talk strictly baseball.
While Barnett isnt going to win any awards, he gets the job done as far i am concerned. Josh brought energy and flavor to the broadcast but for some reason wasn't high on Nolan's list. However, anyone is better than Rhads. Why the Rangers fired Lewin knowing that they had a rookie pbp stepping in is beyond me. For as well run an organization as the RAngers are that was a boneheaded move on their part. IMHO
It appears to me that the entire "who's going to be our play-by-play'' guy was one of the few mistakes Nolan and Co. have made.I don't believe it was a mistake to fire Josh Lewin. He was annoying and there were just so many pop culture references that could fit comfortably in a baseball broadcast. Interestingly enough, when he calls a national game he is much more tolerable because he knows his schtick won't be tolerated.However, it was a terrible mistake to hire Rhads as the PBP guy. He's much more comfortable in his role on Rangers Live as the studio guy or interviewing the players.Dave Barnett is a quality announcer but for some reason he can't connect to the fans.The perfect example of connecting to the fans is Eric Nadel and of course the perfect solution would be for him to slide into the TV booth next to TAG and make everyone happy.But he's said he's not interested in TV work and is happy as strictly a radio guy.After this year, I feel the Rangers will make a serious search for a veteran TV PBP guy who can connect to the fans while not being downright silly (such as Lewin), unqualified (Rhads) or too vanilla (Dave Barnett).I have complete faith that Nolan and Co. will do the right thing next year.
There yah go boys!!!
i think rhads got way way way more S than he deserved. he got 2 months at a job he'd never done before. i think a few people had problems with him and then it snowballed and he got the hell dogpiled out of him. i think i'm one of the only ones that liked him. sure, he messed up names and said slice a lot, but he had a shitload of character and was and still is a likable guy. dave barnett, for me, is uber vanilla. he's servicable, and that's about it.
i liked josh lewin for a while but really turned on him towards the end. i remember one night in 2010, one of the angriest i've been after a ranger game, the one where they stole like 9 bases on the red sox and then blew the game. and there was a moment in the 8th or 9th where the rangers were down with 2 outs and needed runs, and lewin had the balls to put in a home run call for chris freakin davis. that was about all i could take of him.
in summation, boy i wish nadel wanted to do TV.
Why we bring up this topic again, even after the "demotion" of Rhadigan is beyond me. It's like kicking a dead dog after its been kicked to death lol
could be worse. We could be looking at Ricki in Ft Worth posting another 12 outta 26 posts. To me that would be a lot worse than listening to Barnett.
What is an 'ass clown" Is that some kind of 'gay Code'?
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