Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mike Timlin responds to criticisms about his broadcasting skills

Dave O’Brien and Mike Timlin seem like nice guys but they are a real snooze fest.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 27, 2017 at 01:27 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, mike timlin, red sox

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: July 27, 2017 at 03:32 PM (#5500938)
I didn't hear much of him and what I heard...blah. The Sox screwed the pooch letting Orsillo go a couple years ago. O'Brien is a .250 hitter in the booth. He doesn't really detract from the viewing experience but he doesn't really enhance it either.

Eckersley is a guy who would be PERFECT for ESPN/Fox something like that. A lot of what he does comes across as shtick and when he does multiple games in a row it gets a bit wearisome but I think in a weekly roll he'd be good. He can be very very funny and he is extremely likable.
   2. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 27, 2017 at 05:11 PM (#5501079)
People on the internet are jerks.
   3. ptodd Posted: July 27, 2017 at 06:53 PM (#5501143)
I was fine with Timlins work. More of an issue with DOB TBH. That said I think NESN can do a bit better. Catchers make the best analysts. I'd give Mike a bit more time and see if the chemistry with DOB improves. Love to see Pedro or Varitek in the booth, maybe even Nomar or Kevin Millar. Curt Schilling would be great-blowhard that he is he is entertaining and knows the game. Maybe a rotation of several guys like the Yankees use.

   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 27, 2017 at 07:56 PM (#5501178)
Nobody who reminds me so much of the late Joseph Sawyer can ever be all bad.
   5. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: July 28, 2017 at 05:17 AM (#5501328)
Say what you will about Mike Timlin, but he did eat a cricket in the broadcast booth.
   6. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 28, 2017 at 06:11 AM (#5501330)
Yeah, but did he ever take a bullet from Humphrey Bogart?
   7. villageidiom Posted: July 28, 2017 at 10:37 AM (#5501443)
Yeah, but did he ever take a bullet from Humphrey Bogart?

Haven't we all?
I was fine with Timlins work.
During the game he was OK. I wanted more, but he was OK.

In the pre-game analysis he was useless. He was like a locker-room player giving bland non-answers to make a reporter go away. I don't find pre-game to be all that valuable, so his uselessness didn't have much of an impact. But it was bad enough that I couldn't just tune it out - at least not without literally tuning it out by changing the channel.
   8. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: July 28, 2017 at 11:06 AM (#5501467)
The Sox screwed the pooch letting Orsillo go a couple years ago.
Agree with this. Did we ever get "the real story" of why that happened?
   9. Cargo Cultist Posted: July 29, 2017 at 01:26 PM (#5502228)
Well, at least Timlin is not Hawk Harrelson.
   10. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: July 29, 2017 at 06:20 PM (#5502357)
Agree with this. Did we ever get "the real story" of why that happened?

The best I've put together based on assorted reports, rumor and innuendo is that in 2012 NESN brought in a guy (Joseph Maar) as a VP who simply didn't like him. He tried to punt Orsillo then but Lucchino who was a big fan of Orsillo wouldn't allow it. Both Orsillos ouster and Lucchino resignation were virtually simultaneous.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main


All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Don Malcolm
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-22-2017
(28 - 1:11pm, Sep 22)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogOTP 18 September 2017: Ex-Baseball Star Darryl Strawberry Criticizes Jemele Hill, Praises POTUS: Trump is ‘A Great Man’
(1145 - 1:09pm, Sep 22)
Last: Ray (RDP)

Newsblog‘Highly unlikely’ Mets risk Harvey burning them — with another team | New York Post
(14 - 1:09pm, Sep 22)
Last: TheHomeRunsOfJuanPierre

NewsblogRobinson Cano hits 300th home run |
(13 - 1:07pm, Sep 22)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogOzzie and the MVP | Articles | Bill James Online
(5 - 1:06pm, Sep 22)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogWhere have you gone, Tim Lincecum? In search of beloved Giants ace
(19 - 12:48pm, Sep 22)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogMarlins’ Brian Anderson — inspired by Brian Anderson and Brian Anderson — has one of the most common names in baseball history - Sun Sentinel
(18 - 12:44pm, Sep 22)
Last: Perry

NewsblogMLB, Rob Manfred must expand protective netting |
(64 - 12:40pm, Sep 22)
Last: base ball chick

Sox TherapyStep One Complete
(24 - 12:38pm, Sep 22)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Newsblog‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball
(431 - 12:26pm, Sep 22)
Last: Man o' Schwar

NewsblogThe Rangers release artists’ renderings of their new ballpark
(19 - 12:22pm, Sep 22)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(2432 - 11:53am, Sep 22)
Last: 2 dudes are better than STIGGLES; i'm both of em

Gonfalon Cubs15 To Go
(77 - 11:50am, Sep 22)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(728 - 11:29am, Sep 22)
Last: Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB)

NewsblogA’s preferred stadium site criticized for causing gentrification, killing waterfowl | Field of Schemes
(79 - 11:26am, Sep 22)
Last: Traderdave

Page rendered in 0.1458 seconds
47 querie(s) executed