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MLB teams television announcers

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by hoophead, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Ira Lacher

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    Can't say that any TV announcers really stand out, unlike some of the radio announcers, who have definite styles and personalities.
     
  2. Msguy

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    I was watching a Kansas City Royals game the other day and I did not know the Royals hired Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler. That had to be the worst broadcasting I have ever heard. Hudler is just annoying alot like Tim McCarver is on FOX. I am praying another network gets the next Saturday contract. Because FOX sucks and I never watch FOX Saturday games anymore because they just suck.
     
  3. hoophead

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    Watched my Brewers game today at Cincy and viewed it on FSOhio with Thom Brennaman and Chris Welsh. Now, I've never been a fan of TB if nothing else because of his Alvin the Chipmunk-like laughand I cannot help myself whenever I see or hear him call a game. Welsh is someone I never heard of even when he played a whole five years in MLB as a pitcher according to Baseball Reference.com

    To me it seemed like Welsh liked to second guess some players during this game. Not always, maybe, but too much for my liking today.

    I will put these guys down as a 'team' that I dislike.
     
  4. espnjason

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    Same here, the fact they put on NFL bumper music on baseball is disturbing enough.

    I think FOX will still do fine with its RSNs but I hope the next deal would enable MLBEI subscribers to watch out-of-market network broadcasts.
     
  5. hoophead

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    OK, so yesterday I first got to see the Brewers-Marlins game, without knowing information in advance, last night about 9:30CT.
    Trying to make the rounds this season on other teams television announcers I went with Miami's Rich Waltz and Tommy Hutton. When the score was 9-2, iirc, coming back from commercials the camera was on Front Row Amy from a side view several seats away. Rich says, "I'm not going to touch this!" He mentions that see comes to every game (not true altho a season ticket holder) does scoring pitch by pitch and known as front row Amy by the season ticket holders. (Hey, what about all her other fans like us??). They also had a "tweet/email Tuesday". Once the score was 11-5, iirc, a tweet/emailer asked to show Amy again! This time she had been standing and was starting to sit showing off her jorts/daisy dukes Happy

    By now I have listened to these guys enough to make a decision. They are 'easy on the ears' and call a game nicely and without too much banter.

    So, my 'like/dislike' grade is a definite like.
     
  6. hoophead

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    This weekend I checked into the Astros' television gang on FSH following my Brewers. Can't tell you who the pxp guy was but Steve (dislocated his shoulder attempting to tear apart a phonebook in spring training '94) Sparks serves as an analyst. Steve is also a former Brewer hurler. I figure I can take or leave the lead guy but Sparks does not have a voice for a baseball analyst whatever that might mean; I had to catch myself more than once dozing off while he rambled on.

    To that end I have to put these guys down as a 'team' that I dislike.
     
  7. la24philly

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    Hary Kalas, was the best I had to watch him daily before he died.

    I actually would put michacel kay below tim mcarver.

    Vin Scully is great

    Kruk and Kuip the giants are the best 2 that I see
     
  8. MikeL29

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    Hoophead, the color commentator for the Astros was off the day you watched and they just filled in with Sparks. The pxp guy is Bill Brown (been around a long time) and Jim DeShaies is the color commentator. He is unquestionably THE BEST in the business!!! He has been nationally recognized many times and the networks are always trying to hire him away. He is satisfied where he is and is knowledgeable, funny and really knows the game. He was a pitcher for the Astros in the '80's. He is superb! Watch him sometime if you get the chance. I promise he will be on your "like" list!
     

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