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  1. Call the cops, because I’m about to throttle these rankings

    – Rex-Kwan-Do (Kansas City Royals TV)

    Comment by P90 Rex — May 21, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

  2. As I stated in the TV thread, you guys realize that Len Kasper is part of the Cubs broadcasts, correct? I understand that Brenley is great at what he does, but Kasper might be the worst play-by-play guy, well, EVER.

    Comment by Dane — May 21, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

  3. National broadcast teams next?

    Comment by barney — May 21, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

  4. “Belabor” is the dictionary.com word of the day today. Congratulations on using it in the first sentence.

    Comment by glassSheets — May 21, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

  5. Yes, I’d like to have Buck and McCarver as a sort of “Mendoza line” against which to measure the scores earned by local broadcast teams.

    Comment by Trevor — May 21, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

  6. But he’s a SABR-guy, so they’re legally obliged to like him no matter what.

    Comment by Jack — May 21, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

  7. Clearly you’ve never watched Fox national broadcasts

    Comment by Aaron — May 21, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

  8. Close. Worst ever PBP guy is 8 miles south of Kasper, as scientifically proven by this poll.

    Comment by MikeS — May 21, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  9. Despite what this data seems to indicate, I still hold that Vin Scully is the best of all.

    Comment by Robert — May 21, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

  10. ^ Common misconception

    Comment by Dane — May 21, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

  11. You’ve got serious fucking problems if you think Len Kasper is the worst PBP guy.

    Comment by El Duderino — May 21, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

  12. Vin Scully is captured in LA NL Home TV… SF radio is also a great listen, can’t argue with it being on top.

    Comment by James — May 21, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

  13. What do you mean despite? He’s the highest rated TV broadcaster.

    Comment by Johnny Come Lately — May 21, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

  14. You think Brenley’s great and Kasper’s the problem? What? I think the exact opposite.

    Comment by Johnny Come Lately — May 21, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

  15. Very common, it’s like some sort of unanimous misconception that he is the worst. For everyone outside of the unanimity, though, he is ahead of the Yankees radio.

    Comment by glassSheets — May 21, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

  16. Considering we’re talking about a difference of .1 of a point between Scully and the highest-ranked broadcast of any type, I don’t think you’re really contradicting the data.

    Comment by Ian R. — May 21, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

  17. In regards to your note about the Pirates it should also be said that the giants broadcasters move around depending on who’s broadcasting (NBC or CSNBA). Mike Krukow is the only one that doesn’t move, only doing color on TV but Kuiper, Miller and Flemming all move back and forth. They have a difference of only 0.1 between TV and Radio.

    Comment by Brett — May 21, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

  18. Jon Miller is awful. Is this supposed to be a joke?

    Comment by Todd Doug — May 22, 2012 @ 1:13 am

  19. lol. he is annoying and such a weird fit for kansas city. with all the options out there at the cliche-spewing former player slot, why’d they pick him?

    Comment by ezb230 — May 22, 2012 @ 1:14 am

  20. i assume you were comparing hudler to the napolean dynmite guy, but i am going to go ahead and imagine hudler in zubaz flag plants from now even if you weren’t.

    Comment by ezb230 — May 22, 2012 @ 1:18 am

  21. I watched the Tampa Bay TV broadcast last night and thought Brian Anderson was awful. The play-by-play guy was fine but Anderson needs to go…

    Comment by ASAP Robbie — May 22, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

  22. Vin is simply outstanding, in every way. His broadcasts flow easily. He has phenomenal story-telling ability. He loves the game. Has tremendous respect for the players and this is related beautifully as he relates the unique backgrounds and compelling stories of everyone who plays the game. He contextualizes the actions on the field on the field to give historical weight to player accomplishments. This is possible because he’s been doing it for 60 years. He literally has forgotten more about baseball than most any other broadcaster.

    He should have absolutely run away with the poll. There is no close 2nd.

    And I’m a Giants fan.

    Comment by Bubba — May 23, 2012 @ 8:53 am

  23. Uh, Todd, time for you to become a White Sox fan. Ken Harrelson is most definitely for you.

    Comment by Bubba — May 23, 2012 @ 8:56 am

  24. Dane, you just keep on believing that…ain’t never, ever going to make it true.

    Comment by Bubba — May 23, 2012 @ 9:00 am

  25. Glad to see the Indians radio broadcast team ranked 4th in their category. Tom Hamilton isn’t the most analytical guy around, but his passion and sense of humor are immense yet still far more understated than other announcers who try to accentuate those same attributes (ahem, ChiSox).

    “It’s a beautiful night at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario”… now if only we could get him to pronounce Carnegie correctly :)

    Comment by RéRé — May 23, 2012 @ 10:19 am

  26. …. and I totally screwed up my italics hashtag. embarrassing

    Comment by RéRé — May 23, 2012 @ 10:21 am

  27. I watch almost every Rays game and I think he does a good job. 1000% better than Kevin Kennedy

    Comment by diegosanchez — June 1, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

  28. Darling, Hernandez and Cohen are the most entertaining and by far most knowledgeable announcers I’ve ever heard. They play off each other in a way nobody else I’ve ever heard does. In those “boring” moments, they will crack you up. My opinion…and alot of NY Mets fans opinion I bet :)

    Comment by Ronald — April 23, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

  29. Confused at Atlanta TV…

    Comment by Bill but not Ted — May 3, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

  30. Hear, hear! Props to radio booth too. Howie & Josh are very entertaining and knowledgeable as well. I like Gary and Ron a little better overall, and Keith is tremendously entertaining, if not as contributory to analysis… but Howie’s passion is the greatest of them all (not to downplay Gary’s)…

    I think Howie & Josh have a better dynamic together than the SNY crew though.

    Both teams excel in entertainment & analysis, but I am more likely to go to SNY for analysis and radio for Entertainment.

    Comment by Wigs — July 22, 2014 @ 10:39 am

  31. I almost like Rosenhaus better.

    Comment by Grant — May 1, 2015 @ 11:12 am

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