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MLBNetwork broadcast: - Rangers v. Red Sox - 5/4/13.Travesty, Embarassment, Insult to baseball enthusiast!1st Rangers national broadcast on mlbnetwork was "Boston" 90% v. Rangers 10%.Beautifull pitching by Holland, timely defense & dogged Ranger bats produced a roster of runs.The Texas Rangers Have Pitching... & Screw MLBNetwork for implying "eats" is all we care about.Napoli, Napoli, Napoli...:-> We Are A Baseball Town. (We know what a fan is! Screw Jethro for stupidity)This Ranger team is special and our pitching is announcing its presence with authority.Darvish, Holland, Grim Ogando Tepesh Mode.
UR right - per MLBN "Holland is in his 6th professional start"!Didn't I see him in a WS?
All I know is the Red Sox announcers were a heck of a lot better than the White Sox announcers. Those guys on the White Sox were more annoying than Grieve. I had to mute most of the series. Red Sox announcers were decent although somewhat nauseated by the boomstick and the new $26 burger (can't really blame them. I had my boomstick last year. Worth the experience, but I don't need the 6,000 calories again).
Definitely, the White Sox announcers make my head explode
When I lived in Ft. Wayne, IN, I would catch a lot of Cubs and White Sox broadcasts on WGN. Ken "Hawk" Harrelson is the famous play by play announcer for the Sox. He's known for extreme homerism, as well as sharp criticism of umpires that do not make calls favorable to the Sox. It takes a while to get used to him. I hated him at first. I can still only take him in limited doses. It seems like he's talking gibberish, while you're trying to enjoy a baseball game.
"Duck Snort" (a bloop hit)
"Matt Abbatacola" (any play with a broken bat)
"Mercy!" (Sox make a great defensive play)
"He Gone!"---That's correct, HE, not He's--- (A strikeout by an opposing player)
"Grab some bench!" (opposing player has struck out)
"Bolingbrook Bounce" (hard hit ball takes a favorable bounce to fielder)
"Right size, Wrong Shape." (long foul that would have been a HR)
"Good Guys." (The White Sox)
"A Cookie" (fat pitch down center of the strike zone)
"Stretch!!" (hoping the ball gets over the fence)
"You can put it on the board...YYYYesss YYYessss!! (Sox player hits HR)
"The sacks are packed with Sox." (bases loaded)
There are many more. If you haven't caught a White Sox broadcast, do so at least once. This guy's unique, but if you're not a Sox fan he will piss you off....even if they're not playing the Rangers. He's not leaving any time soon, as he's stated that he wants to "die in the broadcast booth." Great.
With MLB Extra Innings, I have a chance to listen to all of the broadcast teams. We've been fairly fortunate with our crews. Tom Grieve needs the right partner to be max effective, though. I thought that the combination of Josh Lewin and Grieve was the best in the Majors (primarily due to the incredibly talented Lewin). I don't understand why they let him walk.
PS- Glad they cut off Grieve's absurd cookies, pies and cakes nonsense. I mean, it IS a baseball broadcast.
Agreed... it was a nice "diversion", but when the broadcast became all about what they got for cookies, etc... that was way too much.
And, I do like Grieve. I think Busby is weak at leading him into topics because, when does expound on a topic, he's one of the most knowledgeable baseball commentators around.
And, I despise "Hawk" Quarrelsome... Gimme a drunk Harry Carrey any day over a dimwit homer like Hawk.
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