Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Note to Self

Tim McCarver has no idea what he's talking about.

I think you know what I mean.

P.S. I'm still out of the office with this damn back pain. Regular posts will resume soon.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous sammie said...

lol. i don't like tim mccarver either! i generally put baseball games on mute if he's the one doing the broadcast.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Bre said...

One of these days I'll figure out what you're talking about.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous g-dog said...

I will take your word for it - but add, he should know what he is talking about since he played so long...

5:53 PM  
Blogger Lefty said...

sammie--but what's your opinion of Joe Morgan?

bre--now you know what it's like for me when you write about shoes!

g-dog--yes, he SHOULD, but he doesn't.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Jennifer McK said...

I'm with Bre. My first response was "Who?" LOL. That's what I get for ignoring most sports commentators.
Hope you're feeling better soon.
We wouldn't mock your pain. Really.

9:56 AM  
Blogger g-man said...

Nothing like a good pain drug and a visit to the chiropractor. Feel better soon.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous sammie said...

hmm. joe morgan. let see, how can i put this? i kind of have a love-hate relationship with him. there's something about his voice that almost makes me want to kill myself. i think his tone is kind of depressing. although i do respect the career he's had as a player and that particular insight he brings to the game.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous sammie said...

Wanted to add that another reason I find McCarver really annoying is that once, during a broadcast some time ago, he stopped to talk about his Cole Haan shoes.

I mean, come on now. Give us a break! The camera man even showed McCarver lift up his feet so we all could see.

He adds no value to the game, in my opinion.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Lefty said...

Have you ever seen McCarver's talk show? I watched about 5 minutes of it this week. I think I DID die.

I love it when Morgan talks about the details of the game, particularly techniques and strategies for infielders and baserunners. My brother hates him, says he's always talking about himself. I started paying attention, and yes, he DOES talk about himself a lot.

But, as you say, they both did some great things on the field. Can't ever take that away from them.

(And, actually, my post was referring to a particular comment McCarver made during the All Star Game. You must have missed it. Too bad! :) )

12:56 PM  
Blogger KELSO'S NUTS said...

Lucky for me I got the All-Star Game on ESPN ESPANOL here in Panama and had another installment of my nightly treat of listening to Ernest Jerez and Candy Maldonado call it instead of McCarver: boring and pretentious.

Joe Morgan: brilliant ballplayer...one stupid baseball cliche after another as an announcer. For example, Joe Morgan was a power-hitter with a trememdous eye. He'd hit a lot of home runs, walk over 100x per season, hit for a high average, and play a great second base. He's probably the greatest 2B in baseball history. Why does bunting and hitting behind the runner get him so excited? He didn't do too much bunting or hitting behind the runner, did he?

A waste. Hate to say it but ESPN is probably maintaining his sinecure because they feel so guilty when they did nothing to help the guy when the DEA mistakenly held him incommunicado at the SF airport. Two strikes against the DEA then: they hamper our access to drugs and their reflexive racism has forced Morgan's tedious calling upon us.

Oh yeah, I forgot. I live in Panama and don't have to hear Morgan's idiotic musings. And the DEA has no presence here whatsoever. Geez, Americans I feel awful sorry for ya.

10:11 AM  

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