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"Living legend" announcers on ESPN baseball


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#1 OFFLINE   John Corn

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Posted 26 May 2003 - 05:22 AM

This is a neat idea ESPN is implementing this season. A number of legendary play-by-play voices (past and present) will be working as guest announcers on the network's Wednesday night telecasts.

Couple of nights ago they had Curt Gowdy working the Yanks/Red Sox game. Future telecasts will feature the Reds' Marty Brennaman, the Phillies' Harry Kalas, ABC's Keith Jackson (this doesn't excite me as much, as IMO Jackson was always pretty mediocre on baseball), and--most eagerly anticipated by this Detroiter--Ernie Harwell. Hall of Famers all.

Other announcers are planned to be named later. Hopefully we'll see Vin Scully, Herb Carneal, and Bob Murphy added to the list.
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#2 OFFLINE   Maniacal1

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Posted 26 May 2003 - 06:05 AM

While this is a neat idea, I wish they would implement it on Sunday nights instead of Wednesdays. The blackout on Wednesdays is keeping the fans who would be most interested from seeing the legendary announcers. I would have loved to have heard Curt Gowdy, but, of course, the game was blacked out in the Boston market.

#3 OFFLINE   Rick_EE

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Posted 26 May 2003 - 08:20 AM

Originally posted by Maniacal1
the game was blacked out in the Boston market.


Why would they pick on a restaurant like that?


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Posted 26 May 2003 - 02:33 PM

Ernie Johnson Sr. Would be a good announcer for ESPN to try and get to announce a game. Maybe if ESPN was doing a Braves game one night.

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Posted 29 May 2003 - 09:35 AM

I have never been a fan of Curt or Harry. (IMO, Harry's best doing NFL Films narration)
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