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Old September 14 2012, 11:52 AM   #751
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Re: MLB Discussion - 2012 Season

Except when the Wild Card ends up winning it. Baseball is a marathon, but it's won by a sprinter.

I still think the Phils have too far to go, but they're certainly doing their best to get my hopes up.
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Old September 14 2012, 07:36 PM   #752
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Aaaaaand they lose to the 'Stros last night and drop back a game. Damn Houston.
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Old September 15 2012, 09:27 AM   #753
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I don't really think black should be used by any team where it isn't one of their primary colors. The Reds, for example, really need to drop the black highlights and go back to plain old red and white.
I'm on board with this. There was this horrible 'black for no reason' fad in the late 90s that is finally going away. I guess it was popular for merchandising at the time, but it's dreadful to look at.

Everyone knows here I'm a Mets fan, despite my better judgment. I think they have a much cleaner look now that they dropped the black this season. For a few years, they really rammed that look down your throat.

It's tough to really fuck up a baseball uniform, but teams like the Marlins show it is possible. Now the NFL on the other hand, I could go on all day about some of the crappy looks they throw out there.
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Old September 15 2012, 03:32 PM   #754
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Listening to the Nationals broadcast team is absolute torture. A few gems from last night. Such ridiculous homerism amped up even more now that they are actually winning.

1. Andrelton Simmons hits a single, rounds the bag and stares down Ian Desmond. Desmond doesn't like this and whips the ball towards first base. F.P. Santangelo calls this a "heads up play" by Desmond. Really? The way I see it Simmons just baited your young shortstop into whipping the ball across the infield when he had no chance at catching Simmons.

2. Uggla draws a walk and the guy says that Uggla doesn't walk much. Uggla hasn't done much this year but he is second in the NL in walks.

3. Heyward beats out a ground ball to first but is called out. Santangelo says the Nats may have caught a break there. Roger Bernadina is called out on an inside fastball from Medlan and Santangelo proceeds to lose his mind saying that missed calls like that can change a game and blah blah blah.
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Old September 15 2012, 03:37 PM   #755
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Listening to the Nationals broadcast team is absolute torture. A few gems from last night. Such ridiculous homerism amped up even more now that they are actually winning.
Not as bad as Ken Harrelson, though, are they?
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Old September 15 2012, 04:21 PM   #756
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Listening to the Nationals broadcast team is absolute torture. A few gems from last night. Such ridiculous homerism amped up even more now that they are actually winning.
Not as bad as Ken Harrelson, though, are they?
Nobody is as bad as Ken Harrelson. I saw a clip from last month where Detroit hit a walkoff bomb against the Sox and there was basically dead air for the rest of the telecast because Harrelson was too busy seething to even make the call for the other team. I feel that his days are numbered. He is a few more rants away from being forced into retirement.
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Old September 15 2012, 04:38 PM   #757
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^ You think that was bad, listen to this:

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Old September 15 2012, 04:42 PM   #758
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The most torturous thing I ever sat through was listening to the Diamondbacks radio announcers. They couldn't pronounce anyone's name. They were just straight up butchering every Hispanic name involved in the game.
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Old September 15 2012, 06:37 PM   #759
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Yu Darvish hits the 200 strikeout plateau. Added to a 15-9 record (so far), he's gotta have a good shot at rookie of the year.


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The most torturous thing I ever sat through was listening to the Diamondbacks radio announcers. They couldn't pronounce anyone's name. They were just straight up butchering every Hispanic name involved in the game.
A lot of the national broadcast guys are like that.

I can't remember which ones right now, but whoever was covering the games last time the Cubs were in the playoffs were terrible.

Might have been Jon Miller.
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Old September 15 2012, 06:46 PM   #760
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^ Jon Miller is fairly decent (his call of Ruben Rivera's base running blunder is pure gold ) but Joe Morgan should never be allowed near a microphone again.
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Old September 15 2012, 06:55 PM   #761
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I love the games on ESPN radio that Boog Sciambi calls. He was with the Marlins and Braves for a while, and he just calls the games instead of trying to interject useless "back in the day" stories.
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Old September 16 2012, 12:23 AM   #762
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^ So he's like the anti-Tim McCarver, then?
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Old September 16 2012, 01:42 AM   #763
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Only because he didn't play!
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Old September 18 2012, 06:32 PM   #764
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Dan Uggla should only be inserted in the lineup against the Marlins. The only team he seems to show anything resembling consistency against.
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Old September 18 2012, 07:40 PM   #765
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A baseball announcer, especially a radio one... should be able to paint a complete picture of the game as if I wasn't even watching the TV or gameday or whatever. I don't want a fan who moans and groans on the air when their team is losing or gleefully whoops when they're winning. I want them to talk about the game, not their favorite team.
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