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  1. I’ll put the over/under at 500 ballots for Toronto Radio. Most Blue Jays blogs link articles from FanGraphs daily and the radio team of Howarth/Ashby is far superior to anything on TV.

    Comment by Eric — March 6, 2012 @ 11:09 am

  2. I’d go “over” if the O/U was 1000!

    Comment by bluejaysstatsgeek — March 6, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

  3. These crowdsourcing surveys have been really interesting. I’d like to see something similar done that compares the ballpark experiences for each stadium around the league.

    Comment by hobbes9 — March 6, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

  4. As luck would have it, MLB.com is broadcasting the Blue Jays radio team for free today (right now, actually).

    Comment by Ty — March 6, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

  5. Jerry Howarth talks too much, way, way too much. He’s terrified of quiet space. Repeats himself constantly. It’s not “Blue Jays Baseball is on the Air” with Jerry; it’s the “Jerry Howarth Show is on the Air”. Ashby has been doing well, and seems to be getting even better as time goes on. He’s willing to be critical when necessary. Jerry, almost never. Please remember, Jerry: it’s simply not *about* you. Please.

    Comment by Fred — March 6, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

  6. I completely disagree with you. Jerry has to talk as much as possible because it’s radio. There can’t be dead air because then the listener has no idea whats going on. I really don’t think there’s a problem with Jerry talking too much, it’s just his job. Also I don’t know where your getting the whole ‘Jerry thinks it’s all about himself’ thing from. I’ve been listening for years and have never gotten anything close to that impression.

    Comment by BertMacklin — March 6, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

  7. No, just because “it’s radio” he doesn’t have to talk incessantly. Do you really think the listener always has no idea what’s going on? Jerry must EXPLAIN things, over and over. Can’t he just describe them? Other announcers can curb their blather occasionally. Why not Jerry? Must he fill every moment of air space? Why? Jerry intrudes *himself* into every broadcast. I don’t tune in to hear the same old anecdotes and opinions over and over. I’m glad you find him enjoyable. He causes me to turn the radio off too often. (And yes I’ve heard him from the days when his “good friend”, Early Wynn, who quite obviously couldn’t stand him, was in the booth, too.)

    Comment by Fred — March 7, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

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