Yet Another Compelling Argument in the Rays’ Favor

On May 20th, the Tampa Bay Rays broadcast team is going to invite a former STATS Inc. intern, a Stanford economics graduate, a former All-American athlete, a College World Series record holder, a diabetic, a man with a Wikipedia page containing over 6,300 words in it, a man who eats bullets washed in the tears of his enemies and a few of his friends, and an active major league baseball player in the booth.

Figured it out yet?

THEY’RE ALL ONE PERSON.

That’s right, Mr. Super Sam Fuld will be joining the Tampa Bay Rays broadcast team in the booth to talk about sabermetrics. What?! That’s right. Those fancy acronumbers and oozer ratings.

This brings to light a more important issue, however. The Rays broadcast rankings.

Last year, FanGraphs readers voted the Rays broadcast — featuring Brian Anderson and Dewayne Staats — as No. 10 of the 31 broadcast teams. I think it’s about time they make a move up that chart.

Do they possess the TRIFORCE OF BROADCASTING EXCELLENCE? Yes:

1. Nightly double-entendres? CHECK.

2. Progressively analytic undertones? CHECK.

3. Baby pictures of the color man? YOU TELL ME:



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Bradley writes for FanGraphs and The Hardball Times. Follow him on Twitter @BradleyWoodrum.


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Greenlee
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Greenlee

Haha, good stuff man.

JayT
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JayT

You left out the last, most important, sign of Broadcasting excellence:

DOES THE PLAY BY PLAY MAN HAVE THE SAME HAIRSTYLE AND MUSTACHE THAT HE HAD 25 YEARS AGO?

And to that, we can easily say “CHECK”

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