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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2013, 09:02:01 AM »
But you forgot the best part: he's got season tickets to the Angels!
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2013, 09:43:37 AM »
And so now it's tied at 1 each. 
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2013, 10:57:15 AM »
Despite who everyone cheers for, everyone is a winner this year after mccarver is done.




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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2013, 12:21:49 PM »
Despite who everyone cheers for, everyone is a winner this year after mccarver is done.

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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2013, 01:42:05 PM »
Joe Buck is ok with baseball because it is a game of minutiae. He is in love with the sound of his own voice and can talk for hours without taking a breath.

Joe Buck is absolute torture when he calls a football game. He bloviates about everything except what's happening on the field.  He wants everyone to know he has the biggest brain in the universe.   When he calls a football game I want to watch I turn the sound off.
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2013, 09:19:39 PM »
"Personal foul, #18 defense, tripping, 30 yard penalty."

WS G3 - winning point scored by the defense!  How often does THAT happen in baseball?  Much less the World Series?
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2013, 04:37:46 AM »
Horrible




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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2013, 05:30:20 AM »
Joe Buck is ok with baseball because it is a game of minutiae.

The only reason I like listening to Joe Buck is because he occasionally reminds me of Jack Buck. Case in point: 2011 World Series, Game 6: David Freese hits a game-winning walk off homer, Joe Buck echos his father from nearly the exact same call 20 years earlier, "And we will see you tomorrow night!"

I seriously teared up that night and still get goosebumps just thinking about it.

Otherwise, he's calling Daniel Descalso by the name of Pete Kozma or calling the pitch count as 1-1 or 2-1 when it's 2-0 or 3-0. Ugh.
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2013, 05:40:15 AM »
Joe Buck is ok with baseball because it is a game of minutiae.

The only reason I like listening to Joe Buck is because he occasionally reminds me of Jack Buck. Case in point: 2011 World Series, Game 6: David Freese hits a game-winning walk off homer, Joe Buck echos his father from nearly the exact same call 20 years earlier, "And we will see you tomorrow night!"

I seriously teared up that night and still get goosebumps just thinking about it.

Otherwise, he's calling Daniel Descalso by the name of Pete Kozma or calling the pitch count as 1-1 or 2-1 when it's 2-0 or 3-0. Ugh.
+1. Joe Buck is horrendous.  I think he's so in love with the sound of his own voice that he loses track of what is even going on sometimes.
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2013, 05:52:56 AM »
Despite who everyone cheers for, everyone is a winner this year after mccarver is done.




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Yeow!
I had missed the news that he's retiring. He and Joe Buck have taught me how to watch a game and ignore the announcers.  I'm sure they'll find another blowhard to replace him, though.
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2013, 09:09:14 AM »
McCarver was trying to explain something at the beginning of the game and I thought he was having a stroke.  I was waiting for Buck to cut him off.

Also, is it just me because the Sox are playing and I'm paying more attention, but do the umps know what the strike zone is supposed to be.  I've seen bad strike calls on both teams ( and I'm not talking about the stupid sFox Strike Zone grid ).
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2013, 09:26:41 AM »
Also, is it just me because the Sox are playing and I'm paying more attention, but do the umps know what the strike zone is supposed to be.  I've seen bad strike calls on both teams ( and I'm not talking about the stupid sFox Strike Zone grid ).

I'm a Brave's fan pulling for the Cards and agree w/ you that the strike/non strike calls have been horrible for each team. 
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2013, 09:44:27 AM »
Also, is it just me because the Sox are playing and I'm paying more attention, but do the umps know what the strike zone is supposed to be.  I've seen bad strike calls on both teams ( and I'm not talking about the stupid sFox Strike Zone grid ).

I'm a Brave's fan pulling for the Cards and agree w/ you that the strike/non strike calls have been horrible for each team.

Agreed on both sides. I can't remember the last time I've heard this much booing at Busch Stadium. Seems that I'm constantly saying to myself, "Well that was generous."
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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2013, 10:35:52 AM »
I loved watching games on tbs, having the pitch tracker their constantly. With fox, I find myself seeing a pitch and hoping they'll show the pitch tracker.


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Re: Baseball 2013
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2013, 07:34:32 AM »
A couple of containers of empty bottles showed up late at the water plant last night, so I had to listen to the game on the radio while unloading them.  At first I was pissed about not being able to watch the game.  Then I realized how much more enjoyable it was to follow the game without the Buck/McCarver blather.   Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser call a much better game.

Note to self:  Watch TV with sound off and radio on.
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