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by Paul Swydan - October 20, 2011
World Series Game Two Chat
Say what you will about Fox, but that was some damn good TV with the replays
…just as long as you watch it on mute!
Is bashing announcers the most worn-out comment in sports?
Not when they are Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. They are HORRIBLE!
I feel like it is “cool” or “proves you are a fan of the sport” to criticize referees. Remember, a lot of their broadcasting isn’t targeted for people that visit fangraphs every day.
I mean announcers. My bad.
True enough, Aaron, but I don’t think I’m critical of them just because they aren’t talking about WAR or OBP. I enjoy Fox’s crowd shots and replays for the most part, even though they’re playing up to a different side of the game than I spend most of my time thinking about.
I’m just saying that I have never spent much time watching baseball with the sound off, but literally, I am watching these games with the TV muted. I lose crowd noise, which is a pity, but the astounding banality of McCarver’s comments is unreal. He’s the master of the obvious half the time, but literally a blithering idiot at others, making things up or just talking crazy. I guess he’s still on the air because he signed a long-term contract, but really, his comments detract from the game.
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