Archive for the 'Broadcasters' Category

Wow. Just Wow…

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Tim Kurkijihskfkjfjnn, immediately following the end of the Padres-Rockies game on Sportscenter.
“Well, I’m not a replay guy in baseball. Let’s assume for a second that they’ll replay this and we’ve got an entire stadium in Colorado exploding around everyone. I mean, they haven’t been to the playoffs since 1995 and then they say, […]

What was that? Would you care to repeat it?

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

In the top of the 7th during today’s Cubs-Braves game, someone in the Braves dugout, most likely Bobby Orr who had just struck out, was running his mouth to home plate ump Jerry Crawford. With the volume cranked and thankfully no commentary from Len and Bob at the moment, you can vaguely hear the […]

Buck/Caray Smackdown

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Yesterday, I was comparing Joe Buck to Chip Caray. Today, I find them pitted against each other, thunderdome style, in “The Road from Bristol”. These two remind me of a Robin Williams’ bit about Geo. Bush - “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some get it as a graduation gift.”
Yes, […]

Poor Joe Buck

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

I don’t know if FOX made him call the AL side of the playoffs or he choose it himself because they all had wet dreams of another Red Sox/Yankees ALCS match up (you know - the only baseball match-up America cares about despite the fact that 4/5 of America doesn’t live in the northeast), but […]

Tape Delay?

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

I’m sitting here at work with the radio on listening to the ESPN national call of the Astros-Cards while watching the TV broadcast. For the first four innings (and the last two ALCS games) the radio call was about 5 seconds ahead of the tv, probably due to a tape delay on the tv […]

Norby Sets Us Straight

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Norby Williamson, ESPN’s executive vice-president for studio and remote production, contends geography isn’t an issue.
“If you look at the NFL, we don’t do more Jets stories,” Williamson said. “We do far more Dallas stories, because they are ‘America’s Team.’”
This is from Ed Sherman’s latest article in the Trib talking about ESPN’s east coast leanings. […]

3 For The Road

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

I was driving up to go camping in Sequoia National Park last friday and was scanning the AM dial in hopes of finding out what was going on in the baseball world. I came across the Dodger-Padre game feed and the wonderful tones of Vin Scully and what I heard was amazing.
Vin […]

Free Wheeling

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Ryan Freel stole 5 bases tonight agains the Dodgers, including 2 in the top of the 9th to put himself in position to score the go-ahead run in a tie ballgame. The ESPN2 commentator Greg Papa pointed out that this sets a club record for stolen bases in one game. He was amazed […]

No See TV

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

I’d love to be able to comment on another bullpen meltdown after Z threw 1 hit ball for 7 innings, but FOX doesn’t want anyone on the West Coast to see baseball being played on a Saturday before noon. Eventhouhg the LA-LAA game doesn’t start till one, thanks to FOX’s rediculous blackout restrictions, […]

Vin

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

There’s an absolutely wonderful piece over at Baseball Analysts by Eric Neel on Vin Scully. It captures the man and his work so perfectly.
I get an chance to listen to Vin here in LA on my way home from work sometimes (they simulcast his TV anouncing on the radio for the first […]