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I really, really, really hate in game interviews.. There is a game going on, and yet they are talking to Mike Trout parents. This is what is wrong with baseball tv. The producers of the game think the sport is boring so they look for reasons to get away from the actual game.
I'd love to see a baseball game produced in the manner of an NFL game, with wide angle shots as a hitter comes to the plate showing the defensive positioning and the analyst actually breaking down plays, like how an outfielder got a good/bad break on a fly ball and what difference it made, etc.
God forbid they actually show what makes the game interesting instead of shots of the manager picking his nose and the pitcher adjusting his cup.
I don't know who John Ryan Murphy is, but I hate him already.
NESN's Red Sox broadcasts are the worst offenders of not showing the game. They have guests in the booth constantly, promoting this charity or that event or this so and so. And then they do the stupid interviews with the "Fan of the game" or whatever, and they show all kinds of stupid crap like a player's favorite movie and restaurant and ####. It's absurd. Plus Remy and Orsillo frequently stop talking about the game to just chatter about inane #### and then giggle about their inane #### as the game passes by with no commentary.
You could never do hard analysis after every baseball play. The game is too slow and repetitive. There will always be a place for fluff in the broadcast.
You could never do hard analysis after every baseball play. The game is too slow and repetitive. There will always be a place for fluff in the broadcast. Vin Scully is one of the fluffiest there is - a couple nights ago he couldn't get the play-by-play over with fast enough because he so badly wanted to tell the story of how Cole Hamels met his wife.
Telling an interesting anecdote about a player is a lot different from spending half an inning discussing last night's room service at the hotel like Remy and Orsillo do.
And no, not every play is worthy of an analytical breakdown, but there are several per game that are. And instead of that, we get a bunch of angles of replay with the announcers adding basically nothing.
Blame NBC for starting this way moronic practice way back in 1969. They had Tony Kubek interviewing David Eisenhower and Julie Nixon so many times during the World Series that you'd think they'd just ended the Vietnam war.
Seven walks in this game already, and it's only the fifth inning.
I checked when the announcers said that Tanner Roark threw a complete game in the minors.
His minor league stats show 1 CG in 2012 with Syracuse, but being ignorant of such things...do they only play 7 innings in AAA ball?? The largest innings count is 7 and appears in 3 games in late July; is that a complete game??
. . . I would probably prefer someone a lot younger . . .
The Jeter for Commissioner talk is beginning to build.
But not as seriously as Tanner Roark, apparently.
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