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Monday, May 26, 2014

OMNICHATTER for 5-26-2014

This OMNICHATTER is for Eddie Grant.

Gamingboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 12:41 AM | 181 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4713443)
Derek Jeter at Busch stadium for the last time...End of an era. Wonder what gift he'll get. A six pack of Busch???
   2. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 26, 2014 at 01:46 PM (#4713452)
I'm very impressed by Kurt Busch running both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, but did they have to name a baseball stadium after him?
   3. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 26, 2014 at 01:57 PM (#4713457)
Was listening to Sterling and Waldman yesterday. First they were gushing over the pre-game ceremony (White Sox). Then over the standing O in his first at bat. Then I tuned in later and it was time for the standing O in his last at bat. All the while Sterling and Waldman were orgasming, engaging in mutual mental masturbation of each other to the real life image of Jeter on the field below.

I've always liked Jeter, similar to Rivera pre-2013, and I was disappointed when Jeter announced his retirement because I wanted him to make a run at 4,000 hits, but, similar to Rivera 2013, Jeter can't go away fast enough.
   4. rconn23 Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:15 PM (#4713465)
Buchholz has walked six through 2 1/3 inning and it should have been seven if not for a blown strike call. He's simply afraid to hit the strike zone at this point.
   5. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:17 PM (#4713466)
nelson cruz just screwed himself into the ground swinging and missing at a lohse changeup
   6. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:21 PM (#4713468)
Buchholz has walked six through 2 1/3 inning and it should have been seven if not for a blown strike call. He's simply afraid to hit the strike zone at this point.


Or he's hurt.

13 hits per nine innings seems like more than just bad luck.
   7. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:23 PM (#4713469)
It is pretty fun to have two players on the team (gomez/segura) where if either hits a ball into the right field corner it's an automatic triple because of their speed
   8. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:24 PM (#4713470)
for folks not aware the brewers are batting braun second

made the switch yesterday
   9. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:28 PM (#4713473)
carlos gomez has been walking more frequently lately
   10. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:42 PM (#4713480)
carlos running down hard hit balls and making them outs is swell
   11. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:48 PM (#4713481)
Not to pile on, but Buchholz had nothing today. He looked miserable.
   12. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:48 PM (#4713482)
lyle overbay took his best swing on a 'hitme' fastball and could only get it to the warning track
   13. spike Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4713485)
aaand Buchholz can't get an out in the 4th. 88 pitches, 42 strikes, 8 BB, 4 ER, 2 still out there, nobody out.
   14. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 26, 2014 at 02:52 PM (#4713486)
The Red Sox may never win again.

So far they're paying off on last year's good luck, with enough interest to satisfy a loan shark.
   15. frannyzoo Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:01 PM (#4713489)
The Pirates suffer the injustice of the new catcher-blocking-plate rule, but the real fault lies with Alvarez. He's Braun-esque at 3b, isn't he? Keith Hernandez with some excellent commentary on the situation, btw.
   16. Yellow Tango Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:02 PM (#4713490)
Combined for Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman so far: 0 for 0, 6 walks, 4 runs scored.
   17. Rob_Wood Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:03 PM (#4713491)
these are the times that you think you'll never win a game again -- alas, this is extremely rare (despite what Ian Kinsler wished for or the 1988 Orioles)
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:14 PM (#4713494)
mlb.com says that the Cardinals pre-game show is going to be on mlb.tv but the link they posted takes you to the registration link for mlb.tv. I already have that, I needed the link to the pre-game show(I hope it's just the link for the actual game, but those usually don't go live until right before the game starts)
   19. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:25 PM (#4713498)
Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz just made Ervin Santana look like a sad clown.

Even sadder: when Ortiz hit the game-tying home-run, the stadium clearly sounded more like Fenway Park than Turner Field. Even the ESPN announcers pointed it out.
   20. spike Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:26 PM (#4713499)
Red Sox have caught back up. Guess they forgot you aren't supposed to try when you're down 5.
   21. The_Ex Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:26 PM (#4713500)
Atlanta up by 5 on Boston, I hope they don't steal any bases.

Oops.
   22. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:28 PM (#4713502)
I know I only have to endure it for a handful of series each year, but I hate hate hate watching pitchers bat.

Anti-DHers who otherwise offend God should spend their eternal damnation watching replays of Chris Tillman and Daniel Cabrera at bats. Actually, maybe supporting pitchers batting is sin enough...
   23. Mike A Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4713505)
Atlanta is a transplant town, so the amount of Red Sox fans shouldn't be a surprise. It happens when all the big teams come to town (Yankees, Cubs, etc), they head out to their team's games. A bit frustrating as a Braves fan, but understandable. But hey, the networks always have to make a big deal about it for whatever reason. I guess the Braves shouldn't sell tickets to Red Sox fans or something.
   24. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:48 PM (#4713510)
And Mark Reynolds makes a spectacular play at 3B to rob the Orioles of a hit.

I might as well turn the game off, we all know how this will end.
   25. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:53 PM (#4713513)
the real fault lies with Alvarez.

alvarez has a good arm and is agile enough but terrible hands and a poor first reaction
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:55 PM (#4713514)
1. George Springer recorded his first multi homer game
2. The awesome part is he was wearing the throwback Astros uniform. one of the greatest/worst uniforms ever made.
   27. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4713516)
Reynolds has played better than Ramirez at third

wonder if aramis will move to first when he returns?

somebody is replacing overbay that's for sure
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4713518)
wonder if aramis will move to first when he returns?


Is that a real possibility? Obviously if Reynolds is better it makes sense, but do teams generally move off a veteran/star player from one position to another mid season?
   29. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4713519)
Something tells me Buccholz is about to placed on the DL. He's been brutal this year.
   30. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:08 PM (#4713520)
Some guy named Khris Davis just homered for an insurance run for the Brewers. Not that they will need it.

The "other" Chris Davis returns from paternity league tomorrow, and the Orioles will most definitely need his help in this series.

Tillman has looked awful today and really hasn't had good command of his fastball since his first few starts.
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4713521)
Rain delay....I've been pumped up for the past hour ready to watch the game one of the few times I know I'm going to see the entire game....and the weather decides to be a dick.
   32. SouthSideRyan Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:11 PM (#4713522)
I don't know is it as big a concern when the vet/star was never heralded at the position and made his name with another team?
   33. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:11 PM (#4713523)
Wow, I think Tillman has a DL stint in his near future.
   34. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:12 PM (#4713525)
Is that a real possibility? Obviously if Reynolds is better it makes sense, but do teams generally move off a veteran/star player from one position to another mid season?

ron has a way of getting guys to move around the diamond and up/down the lineup. braun moved to right. weeks has become a bench player. segura batting the bottom of the order for 20 odd games which went over like bad gas at church with the player.

anyway, most likely WON'T happen. but if anyone can pull it off it's ron

he has some serious tactical issues but the guy gets players to buy into his 'strategery'

   35. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:16 PM (#4713526)
Cardinals gave Jeter custom made cuff-links with Stan Musial on them and $10,000 check to his charity.....not really sure what significance the cufflinks represent(except the Stan part of course)
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:18 PM (#4713527)
thanks for the response Harvey. It would be interesting to see Aramis learning first base on the fly if it happpened. He's never played any other position other than third in the majors.
   37. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:19 PM (#4713528)
It would take quite some strategery to make Mark Reynolds a regular option at 3B. The orioles had a black hole at 3B for decades, but Reynolds still stuck out as a butcher for the year and change he spent there before they gave up on that experiment.
   38. Swedish Chef Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:25 PM (#4713532)
I don't think there's any way the Marlins will end up above .500 for the season.
   39. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:26 PM (#4713534)
dkdc

Reynolds has played a solid third base. he's a completely different player from what I saw when he was with Arizona. at least on defense
   40. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:32 PM (#4713537)
the brewers defense has been the untold story in the stats community the first two months. they can't turn a double play to save their life but this team plays good defense.
   41. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:34 PM (#4713538)
Harvey - I respect your opinion. I suspect it is small sample size and Reynolds the butcher will rear his ugly head, but stranger things have happened.
   42. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:36 PM (#4713540)
dkdc

I thought ron playing Reynolds at third early on was loony tunes as ron values defense and Reynolds hasn't played a good third base since little league

but goldang if he hasn't made all the plays and then some. Reynolds has not just looked competent. he's been pretty good

biggest surprise of the season
   43. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:41 PM (#4713541)
Reynolds has played first and third and held his own. leads the club in homers. his overall obp is poor because of his batting average but draws some walks. his ops plus is over 100.

he's really helped the team.
   44. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:44 PM (#4713544)
adam jones hits a broken bat liner past the pitcher who has his glove come off as he reacts to the ball and bat shard. jones is retired by the second baseman's throw to first

pretty odd play
   45. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:51 PM (#4713546)
Another error by the Angels, and the 7th stolen base allowed in the last four games. This game's on the verge of garbage time early.
   46. JJ1986 Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:54 PM (#4713548)
So, why did the Mets call up a fifth outfielder when their entire bullpen was depleted?
   47. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 04:59 PM (#4713549)
All this trash talk about Reynolds and Manny Machado fails to come up with a play...
   48. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:04 PM (#4713551)
Bottom of the third, and the A's have four solo homers off of Drew Smyly: Moss, Blanks, Donaldson, Cespedes.
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:06 PM (#4713553)
Cardinal announcers...

"Derek Jeter is this generations Stan Musial."


I think I'm going to barf now.
   50. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:12 PM (#4713556)
so there's another good play by Reynolds
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:14 PM (#4713557)
Looks like the (Cardinal and that other team....Yankees???) game is going to start even with the rain falling.
   52. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:17 PM (#4713558)
and just like that it's tied. shoot
   53. boteman Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:18 PM (#4713559)
How 'bout them Os!? F. Rodriguez came on leading 6-4 and got 2 quick outs, but then Schoop homered and _elmon Young smacked a single, then Lough pinch-ran for him at 1B. Then Markakis doubled a ball all the way to the wall to allow Lough to tie it up. Brewers fans sad.
   54. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:18 PM (#4713560)
Sandoval took the Serbian Mullet deep. Fun with selective endpoints:

Sandoval, last 19 games: .368/.371/.662, 5 HR, 15 RBI
   55. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:18 PM (#4713561)
Jeter with a standing ovation..... I want to hate it, but I really can't.
   56. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:19 PM (#4713563)
Jeter promptly hits a single up the middle...he's supposed to be washed up.
   57. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:21 PM (#4713566)
adam jones just got that on the end of the bat or it would have been 9-6
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:22 PM (#4713567)
Wacha not looking too sharp to start the game..... 1-0 Yankees after three batters.

Uggh...this is a McCarver broadcasted game.... They are celebrating the 1964 team, he should be hanging out with his former teammates instead of ruining a Cardinal broadcast.


That was a slow developing double play.
   59. greenback calls it soccer Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:22 PM (#4713568)
Brian McCann is a lot slower than Billy Hamilton.
   60. boteman Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:22 PM (#4713569)
Jeter promptly hits a signel up the middle...he's supposed to be washed up.

That must've been a gift cookie, you know, like a parting gift. It gets tough for him from here on out.
   61. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4713570)
Ortiz with the sac fly. 7-6, Red Sox.

Pierogi makes it 8-6, runners still on the corners, two out in the seventh.
   62. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4713571)
Wow can't believe the Os tied this one up. Had to step away and thought I'd be watching the post game.
   63. Rob_Wood Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4713572)
remember that many many fans considered nolan ryan the greatest pitcher ever near the end of his career
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4713573)
Carpenter with a leadoff triple thanks to a great "read" by Ichiro.
   65. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:29 PM (#4713575)
Chris Young is throwing a no-hitter. NO HIT ALERT.

Posted for jinx purposes.
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:30 PM (#4713576)
remember that many many fans considered nolan ryan the greatest pitcher ever near the end of his career


Yep...that was kinda sad and it still sticks in the minds of people roughly my age when you have conversations about great pitchers and you see his name get mentioned frequently. (I'm not sure he's better than Blyleven to be perfectly honest)


Kolten Wong with the double, been hitting well since his recall. Tie game.
   67. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:31 PM (#4713577)
Well at least they put up a fight in a losing effort...
   68. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:31 PM (#4713578)
How much has the Yankees outfield defense helped the team this year?(To Yankee fans)
   69. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:33 PM (#4713579)
I don't know too many major league players who would let that happen.

good grief
   70. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4713580)
McCarver is an idiot....Just got done saying Matt Adams didn't come to the big leagues by hitting the ball the other way.. He absolutely did come to the big leagues by hitting the ball to all fields....McCarver seems to think that since Adams is a big boy, he's a pull happy thumper and he is not.

UGHH....Wong caught stealing simply because he slid past the bag.... It's his fault he slid to the outside of the bag and missed it so couldn't use it to stop himself.


And of course Adams follows up with a single to the opposite field.
   71. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:35 PM (#4713581)
and this is why so many brewer fans want ron out as manager. he is so insistent on coaching aggressiveness his team makes more baserunning blunders in a month than most team's do in a year
   72. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:37 PM (#4713582)
Not only do I get McCarver, I get McCarver on a day that Saint Jeter is visiting St louis. .....McCarver interrupted the point that Mclaughlin was trying to make talking about Hornsby/Molina batting average at home to come up with "Babe Ruth ended the 1926 world series.".....
Can we just eliminate senile old men from the booth?
   73. Rob_Wood Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4713583)
somebody needs to tell manager ron that a baseball team is given 27 precious outs at the beginning of each game and you need to treat them very gingerly
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4713584)
Ichiro almost wanted to hit a homerun, but decided to hit it foul instead.
   75. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:43 PM (#4713585)
this is unpleasant
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:46 PM (#4713587)
Does McCarver ever say anything that isn't cliched?
   77. Canker Soriano Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:47 PM (#4713588)
The Cubs have scored 5 runs (so far) for Samardzija today. I can only imagine what creative ways they're going to dream up to ensure he doesn't get a win.
   78. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:47 PM (#4713589)
The Orioles are totally setting themselves to get beat by a guy names Scooter...
   79. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:48 PM (#4713591)
rob

doug Melvin finds managers like ned or ron who get guys to play hard every day and seem to perform at or above their talent but the team plays stupid from game 1 to game 162

it's pretty bizarre
   80. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:48 PM (#4713592)
dkdc

it's ok to enjoy baseball you know
   81. Canker Soriano Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:49 PM (#4713594)
doug Melvin finds managers like ned or ron who get guys to play hard every day and seem to perform at or above their talent but the team plays stupid from game 1 to game 162

Sounds like Dusty Baker could find a new home there.
   82. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:49 PM (#4713595)
McCarver gets date for D-Day wrong (6/4 instead of 6/6).
   83. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:52 PM (#4713596)
The Cubs have scored 5 runs (so far) for Samardzija today. I can only imagine what creative ways they're going to dream up to ensure he doesn't get a win.


Yesterday I was trying to figure out if Wainwright is the clear favorite for the Cy Young and looking at Samardzija stats I just felt so bad for him...those are some ridiculous numbers to be 0-4. (Cueto is also having a better year than Wainwright.....but it's absolutely against every fiber of any decent human being to think or wish for anything good to happen to that waste of human space)
   84. DKDC Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:55 PM (#4713597)
Harvey,

I love baseball. The constant teetering fear that it's all going to blow up in our face is part of the fun ride of Orioles baseball, and it comes with the territory of having a bandaid bullpen. I'm a realist who loves the ride.

Edit: and to reinforce my point, Britton puts the go ahead runner on base and then wins it with a GIDP.

The Os have some 15 saves this year and I think one was a 1-2-3 inning.
   85. Rob_Wood Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:57 PM (#4713598)
mccarver's career arc is something like that of harry caray. my father listened to harry during the 1940's and 1950's when harry was really a great announcer. when I heard him late in his career with the white sox and cubs I thought he was pretty terrible (cliches, confused names, lost interest a lot of times, rarely talked about the game, etc.).

same is essentially true for mccarver. at the beginning and middle of his career he was actually a great announcer with unique insights and perspective. now at the end of his career he retells his old stories (often getting them wrong), makes the same points he made 30 years ago when they were fresh, etc.

plus, getting old in the broadcasting booth is rarely a pretty sight -- when your mind is not sharp you make plenty of mistakes and slips of the tongue

I listened to a dodger game lasat year when the great vin scully kept calling an opponent by a name of a ballplayer from the 1950's whose name was somewhat similar (it was both amusing and sad at the same time)
   86. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:57 PM (#4713599)
all of the brewers warts were on full display here. the terrible baserunning, the curious managerial tactics, the poor bench.

rats
   87. Rob_Wood Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:59 PM (#4713600)
mccarver's career arc is something like that of harry caray. my father listened to harry during the 1940's and 1950's when harry was really a great announcer. when I heard him late in his career with the white sox and cubs I thought he was pretty terrible (cliches, confused names, lost interest a lot of times, rarely talked about the game, etc.).

same is essentially true for mccarver. at the beginning and middle of his career he was actually a great announcer with unique insights and perspective. now at the end of his career he retells his old stories (often getting them wrong), makes the same points he made 30 years ago when they were fresh, etc.

plus, getting old in the broadcasting booth is rarely a pretty sight -- when your mind is not sharp you make plenty of mistakes and slips of the tongue

I listened to a dodger game last year when the great vin scully kept calling an opponent by a name of a ballplayer from the 1950's whose name was somewhat similar (it was both amusing and sad at the same time)
   88. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 26, 2014 at 05:59 PM (#4713601)
Jeff Samardzija has a three-run lead going into the 7th. He's nearing 100 pitches, though, so it's likely he will once again have to put the fate of his first win since last August in the hands of a reliever.
   89. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:01 PM (#4713602)
Also, the Tigers have been getting their asses handed to them since that Zubaz photo surfaced.
   90. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:01 PM (#4713603)
The only good thing about McCarver is he can get Bob Gibson to open up a little... (Tim McCarver was great at the baseball writers dinner. Imagine a roundtable discussion with Tim McCarver, Bob Uecker, Mike Shannon, Dick Groat, Bob Gibson just having fun)
Gibson has been on the trail recently to soften his image up. Nearly every interview I've seen of him recently he has mentioned how he wasn't as mean/competitive as the stories made him out to be.

McLaughlin just called Tim McCarver a hofer.....ugh Ford Frick award does not make you a hofer.

   91. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:04 PM (#4713604)
same is essentially true for mccarver. at the beginning and middle of his career he was actually a great announcer with unique insights and perspective. now at the end of his career he retells his old stories (often getting them wrong), makes the same points he made 30 years ago when they were fresh, etc.


This is only his fourth game as a Cardinal announcer, and you can sometimes see him showing insight and quality etc....but he can't keep it up for several innings. He absolutely does make McLaughlin better though. McLaughlin's best work of his career has been with Tim(again only four games)

I'm sacriligious though, in that I thought that Jack Buck stuck around too long also.
   92. boteman Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:08 PM (#4713605)
Jason Heyward tries to out-Wong Wong and slides wayyyyyyy past 2B only to be tagged out. I know that guy is quick, but there is such a thing as too quick...or slam on the brakes!
   93. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:12 PM (#4713606)
Wacha is still getting hit hard, right now lucky enough that they are hitting where they are...

Damn game is going so quick that we can't get a full Bob Gibson interview. See this is why we need to slow the game down. :)
   94. Rob_Wood Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:13 PM (#4713607)
yes, all baseball broadcasters stay too long. partly due to baseball being a "slow" storytelling game. bob elson, jack brickhouse, harry caray, ernie harwell, etc. etc. etc. The absolute worst announcer I have ever heard was lindsey nelson at the end of his career doing san francisco giant games on the radio. jeez, that was brutal.

you've got to develop a real love affair with a team's fans for an old announcer to be viable. guys like scully and uecker (and, shudder, hawk harrelson) come to mind (begrudingly I guess I would include harry caray in this category too)
   95. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:14 PM (#4713610)
Cardinals gave Jeter custom made cuff-links with Stan Musial on them and $10,000 check to his charity.....not really sure what significance the cufflinks represent(except the Stan part of course)

Musial cuff links pictured here. Jeter can wear them when he's interviewed by Murray Chass.
   96. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:15 PM (#4713611)
Koji Time in ATL.

And there it is. Losing streak over.
   97. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:19 PM (#4713613)
Normally I hate interviews during the game...but there is always exceptions...McCarver and Gibson is one of those exceptions. They are still missing the game on the field, but I love hearing the Bob Uecker Tuba story.
   98. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:22 PM (#4713614)
you've got to develop a real love affair with a team's fans for an old announcer to be viable. guys like scully and uecker (and, shudder, hawk harrelson) come to mind (begrudingly I guess I would include harry caray in this category too)


In a sense it's good that Dave Niehaus passed away when he did (and I say that with the greatest respect). He was 75 when he died, and was slipping a bit in his last few seasons, but hadn't made it to the cringeworthy stage yet. He was as revered to Mariners fans as announcers such as Scully and Uecker are to their team's fans.
   99. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:24 PM (#4713616)
uecker has some old timer moments but otherwise seems to be net positive by some margin

what's the issue with bob?
   100. Rob_Wood Posted: May 26, 2014 at 06:27 PM (#4713617)
again, with all due respect, john sterling has totally lost it in the yankees booth. and by "it" I don't mean his mind but his eyesight. at least once a game he will call a play he thinks he sees but is 100% opposite of what is actually happening on the field. fair/foul, safe/out, catch/no-catch (even the ever-popular catch vs. home run), etc. depending upon your sensitivities, this can be quite comical.
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