Wednesday, January 21, 2009


You've got to be kidding. You know how Joe Morgan sucks and how, therefore, the announcing on Sunday Night Baseball sucks? You probably think it could not possibly get worse.

Well, you were wrong.

Do you like three-man booths? No? Me neither. Guys stepping all over each other, talking all the time, chemistry problems, etc. Now imagine that the third man is Steve Phillips.

Ken, this is what happens when you aren't around.


E.S.K. said...

I knew that would piss you off.

PaulNoonan said...

Honestly though, instead of having 3 douchebags in a booth, how about sticking Jason Stark, or, god forbid, Neyer or Law in there. Maybe some viewers would like actual analysis rather than statements about how Jeter is more consistent than A-Rod.

E.S.K. said...

Because ESPN likes to pretend Neyer and his ilk don't exist. I would LOVE to see a booth of Neyer and Morgan (with Vasgersian doing play by play).

ahren said...

"if you're already watching, why should we choose the announcers to suit you." is the philosophy.

imagine restaurants operated like this... "hey, you're here, eat your food raw... we're cooking stuff for the window display."

Jon said...

Do you have any idea if Neyer or Law are good broadcasters/announcers? Just being a good writer doesn't mean one has a good voice for TV. But yea even if they were mute they'd be better than Steve Philips - but then again i'm surprised anyone cares/watches Sunday night baseball if their team's not playing. I think if i hadn't been sucked in as a Mets fan as a kid (and now stuck for life), i wouldn't give a crap about baseball, because watching the game itself when you don't have a vested interest is pretty darn boring. end rant

PaulNoonan said...

I love baseball. I probably listen to or watch over 300 games a year.

I've heard Neyer speak. He'd be fine. I'd give up some broadcasting chops if it stopped my wife from thinking I'm insane when I talk back to the TV.

E.S.K. said...

I just want to hear Neyer humiliate Joe Morgan over and over again, honestly.

When I'm at work I listen to games on XM radio. When I am at home I generally have a game on TV and MLB Mosaic on my laptop with another 1/4/6 games on, depending. It certainly beats the other shit that is on TV.

I have a vested interest in it because I love baseball. Shit, no one has a vested interest in Gallactica finding Earth, Fringe division solving their latest rad case or Dr. Horrible's latest excellent adventure yet somehow people are entertained.