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God I miss this guy
Now that's way baseball should sound. Awesome.
So much speed in this line up Gentry Martin Chavez German blanco
I was hoping that someone else had posted on this. I was so happy to find the game on Fox (Austin), and a Lewin / Karros team in the booth. I still for the life of me can't understand what Lewin did wrong... he's so good and natural at what he does. The guy they have now paired with Tom is adequate, but Josh brings a real upbeat, exciting vibe to the booth that is contagious. He's well-spoken, knowledgeable about the game, and just has a great attitude.
Sounds like the fans showered Josh with baked treats and goodies, making him feel loved and missed - I am so happy about that. That's class.
And then Karros started pushing for Young to win the MVP - wouldn't that just be amazing if it happened?
Love them Rangers.
Lewin had the right approach. He was enthusiastic, used pop-culture references for the young, yet was a walking baseball encyclopedia for the baseball nuts like me. He was funny, entertaining, and the perfect opposite of TAG. I am biased because he is my age and shared the same memories from my childhood. That said, any FOX game, Rangers or not, that he calls, I watch. I miss that guy. His radio show fills the gap a little bit, but not even close to him on the Rangers TV broadcast. Nice to here a Rangers' bias on a network game. Usually the opposite. And Karros said the same things I have been saying about Young and yet I got grilled over, and I was talking about him as Team MVP, not League MVP. "If" that were to happen? I'd be very proud to have back to back Ranger League MVPs. Just an awesome game overall.
Actually his radio show needs help. Elf is not a good match they have similar voices and similar approaches, there is not conflict or foil. Otherwise great hearing Josh today.
I must admit it was refrshing to hear Josh today.....
He talks way too much. When a game is a blowout or whatever, I can see how you have to keep it interesting, but when the game is close, let the game be the star.
Lewin's calls are great for the 12 minutes of action in the game. The other 2 1/2 hours are unbearable. When I saw that he was paired with Karros, I immediately switched to the radio broadcast. I know better than to subject myself to that.
Your loss, not mine.
Actually his radio show needs help.
I'd be really interested in seeing some updated DFW sports radio ratings. I know the Ticket is still well out in front on every time slot, but I'd like to know how guys like B&S and Lewin stack up against the competition at this point. Barry Horn used to publish that information freely on his blog, but I think it's all getting wrapped in paywall protection now and the DMN doesn't contain nearly enough of interest to me to justify dropping two Benjamins a year.
I'm just glad that I have to listen to the guy only once a year instead of 162. What a beating.
Lewin is the only broadcaster that keeps me from dozing off in the sixth. Shame for people who don't like him. He's obviously talented enough for the national broadcast but not talented enough for our market? He's a two-sport national broadcaster? Am i missing something? Oh yeah, why the he'll was he fired? Lewin rocks.
Baseball keeps me from dozing off. The only way I can stand Lewin's drivel for more than an inning or two is to turn off the sound.
"BALLGAME!" - You just knew it was coming.
I really enjoyed yesterday's broadcast, very entertaining - along with the game, which has been entertaining all year.
No offense, JimP, but I bet you're in the minority on this topic. Lewin was the best here since Mark Holtz. Hands down.
I like to hear Josh and elf especially when it's Josh and mench they balance each other out. I like to listen to Josh call games the guy has talent no doubt you can't hate the guy for doing his job the best way he can.
I Agree that Lewin is the best here since Holtz. I made the same comment on the Rangers post and was called a bad name by some. Lewin made Rangers games so exciting. I miss him.
Lewin always talked too much about non-game subjects. Seinfeld episodes, movies, and once he ran on and on about his socks. He is very good when he's doing play by play on the Fox network, but he drove me crazy with his non-baseball blather and his annoying chuckle.
Anne - Lewin gave more stats and baseball info in one inning than Barnnett does in a game.
Martin - Speaking of Mench, he makes a brief appearence in "Money Ball" in some post-game footage.
Good baseball movie! Just got back from it.
So Anne......in contrast to socks, what do snickerdoodles & brownies have to do with baseball?
It was great hearing Josh call the game again! How is Dave Barnett an improvement?
Dave Barnett is an improvement because he doesn't try to make it the Dave Barnett show. He understands that there is a baseball game going on out there. Josh tries too hard to be the star.
BTW, I don't like the cookie bit either but it's only one inning.
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