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#1 OFFLINE   Dr_Jim

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

Ordinarily I mute the volume and just watch the game, but there are a few exceptions.

Being a Red Sox fan, I llisten to Don Orsillo and Rem Dog. Since I usually find myself watching more of the late west coast games, I do enjoy the Angels, Mariners, and Giants team; and I especially like the Diamondback crew of Sutton and Gracie as they remind me a little of the old Barves announcer Skip Caray. Ironically growing up in Florida for many years all I had was the Braves games and I never liked (the father) Don Sutton. And even though I don't like Hawk Harrilson that much, now that he is teamed with Steve Stone, will listen to them.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 05:39 AM

Anyone besides Tim "Back-when-I-played" McCarver.
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 05:47 AM

My favorite crew comes from the 70's and 80's when NBC was doing baseball.

Joe Garagiola & Tony Kubek

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:46 AM

Anyone besides Tim "Back-when-I-played" McCarver.


Add Jon Miller and Joe Morgan to the 'anybody besides' list.
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:40 AM

I've lived in Northern KY all my life so the Reds are my team (once a real blessing, lately not as much) and I'll take Marty Brennaman over anyone (he only does radio but I'll turn that on and turn down the TV). Nostalgia dictates that "The Old Left Hander" Joe Nuxhall is my favorite all-time partner of his but it's hard to complain about it when he and Thom are both on at the same time - even if it is rare.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:51 AM

Add Jon Miller and Joe Morgan to the 'anybody besides' list.


Joe Morgan aka Dr. Obvious. I've actually heard him say, many times;
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"The key to hitting is making contact."
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:32 PM

Add Jon Miller and Joe Morgan to the 'anybody besides' list.

Add steve phillips as well what a waste why is that guy on there.it's clear that Joe doesn't like him. 3 annoucers is too many-yes add tim mcarver as well. I usually listen to our radio guys when my cubs are playing.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:19 PM

I love to listen to Vin Scully call games.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:40 PM

I disagree on Miller, maybe not the best on ESPN but there's nobody better when he's calling Giants games. He can take a boring inning and make it interesting. Being a Giants fan in general I do enjoy Kruk and Kuip. Plus, you gotta give Kuiper credit, he went from being a ball player to doing play by play not many can pull that off smoothly.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:20 AM

I disagree on Miller, maybe not the best on ESPN but there's nobody better when he's calling Giants games. He can take a boring inning and make it interesting. Being a Giants fan in general I do enjoy Kruk and Kuip. Plus, you gotta give Kuiper credit, he went from being a ball player to doing play by play not many can pull that off smoothly.


Kuip went from playing ball, to doing color with Hank Greenwald, to then finally doing play by play with Mike Krukow. Kruk and Kuip make a great team.

But, I also enjoy Jon Miller. I like him on ESPN, but can't stand Joe and Steve. I always like him on Giants broadcast, especially on the radio when it's just him. Great commentary.

But, as someone above said, Vin Scully is great. No matter how much I hate the Dodgers (and boy, being a Giants fan, do I hate the dodgers...), Vin Scully is a great broadcaster.
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:22 AM

Anyone besides Tim "Back-when-I-played" McCarver.


Joe Buck is horrible as well. He's such a homer, even with national games. I truely hate this guy. He even said he thinks baseball is boring and he doesn't like calling baseball games. I rarely watch Fox Saturday baseball, mainly because of Joe Buck (McCarver doesn't help....). And, the post season sucks when these two yahoos get involved. I really really really dislike Buck and McCarver

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:58 AM

You can also add Len Casper and Bob Brenly for the Cubs. They wont even admit that the team is playing poorly it's always an excuse. They are about as boring and talk about nothing during the whole game. I listen to Pat Hughes and Ron Santo they are great during the games Ron really gets into it. I was wondering how your guys tv announcers compare or is it about the same.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 03:13 PM

Michael Kay, Al Leiter, and Paul O'Neill on YES Network. Very entertaining and insightful, and they don't root for the Yankees, like other team's announcers do. The YES guys are very neutral.

Some teams announcers talk badly about the opposing team and do actually root on the air for their team. I thought these announcer guys were supposed to be impartial on the air. Many of them aren't.
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:23 PM

Michael Kay, Al Leiter, and Paul O'Neill on YES Network. Very entertaining and insightful, and they don't root for the Yankees, like other team's announcers do. The YES guys are very neutral.

Some teams announcers talk badly about the opposing team and do actually root on the air for their team. I thought these announcer guys were supposed to be impartial on the air. Many of them aren't.


WHOA!! The YES guys are very neutral?!!! :lol: I'm sorry but that's funny. Now if you take Kay out of the booth I MIGHT agree with you. My favorite YES team is Kenny Singleton, Paul O'Neill and/or Al Leiter. Kay has got to be the most irritating announcer around, yes even more so than the above mentioned doozies like Morgan, McCarver etc. Putting Michael Kay in the booth is like having Mike Francesa there. :D:lol:
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:45 PM

Dan,your home team annoucers should be partial to your team. If not then they are not true fans of the team and should not be announcing. I remember one time when the cubs playing the mets and cubs got out of a bases loaded jam and Chip Carray said to steve stone why cant these mets score with bases loaded and steve stone just looked at him dumbfounded it wasnt a good look.At least Harry was a Cubs fan. Like i say it's interesting to see what people think of there announcers-max.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:44 AM

Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy (of course :D). Dennis Eckersley has done an admirable job in Jerry's absence.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:46 AM

Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy (of course :D). Dennis Eckersly has done an admirable job in Jerry's absence.


I have to say I miss RemDog. Any idea how much longer he'll be out?!
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:51 AM

I really liked George Kell and Al Kaline when they used to do the Tiger games. Kaline was a bit of a dunce, but they worked very well together. Of course, I'd listen to Ernie Harwell and anybody.

Currently, I really like Josh Lewin. He announced for the Tigers about 10 years ago and now broadcasts for the Rangers. I don't listen to the Rangers very often, but he also does Fox National Games.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:40 PM

I have to say I miss RemDog. Any idea how much longer he'll be out?!


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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:40 PM

My favorite announcer for baseball is Vin Scully.

Btw, does anyone know if you can get all the Dodgers feeds (home and away) on MLB Extra Innings (in HD)?




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