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OMNICHATTER, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes, for May 19, 2017

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LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 19, 2017 at 12:18 PM | 108 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. Dock Ellis Posted: May 20, 2017 at 12:37 AM (#5459936)
Flip and a coke to #99.
   102. Snowboy Posted: May 20, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5459938)
Gretzky preferred Diet Coke.
Sorry, perhaps wrong site?

Ariel Miranda outstanding tonight for Seattle.
Jose Quintana, just another ho-hum 8 innings of no decision pitching. Way to lead the league in no decisions for the last five years, meat.
1-1 leads to free baseball in CWS@SEA.
   103. shoewizard Posted: May 20, 2017 at 01:01 AM (#5459939)
position player pitching alert in San Diego, coming up in top of the 9th
   104. shoewizard Posted: May 20, 2017 at 01:04 AM (#5459940)
SS Luis Sardinas in to pitch the 9th in San Diego
   105. Snowboy Posted: May 20, 2017 at 01:18 AM (#5459942)
position player pitching alert in San Diego, coming up in top of the 9th


Will it be called by Dick Enberg? I'll check it out.

You know, I could not stand them on a regular basis, when I started to check out Quintana tonight, I tuned to the CWS coverage. Hawk Harrelson and Tom Paciorek. It was actually refreshing, in a flashback kind of way.

They rambled on (in a tight tie game, where both pitchers were dealing, you know) about old tyme baseball, talking about umpires wearing balloons, and a high strike zone. I guess I've heard enough of them to already know the answer when Wimpy asked Hawk "best high ball hitter ever?"
Answer: Frank Howard. I said it at the same time.
And then they riffed about Bobby Bonds, and Rico Carty as a two strike hitter, and totally failed to mention that with Robbie Cano on the DL and Kyle Seager in a funk, the Mariners are almost castrated, but I didn't watch the entire game maybe they did earlier. It was still a cool couple of innings.

Perhaps Paciorek was feeling nostalgic, maybe they don't talk so much in-game about the old game on regular broadcasts? Paciorek threw out the first pitch tonight in SEA, and after I (quickly) tired of their banter, I switched to ROOT Sports Mariners coverage, and he was the answer on their trivia question. 18 year career, drafted by MLB and NFL (Dodgers & Dolphins? I didn't write it down), only one season as a regular player.

It was more of a pub-level discussion than a broadcast-level discussion, but it had its moments.
   106. Snowboy Posted: May 20, 2017 at 01:19 AM (#5459943)
awww, no Dick Enberg

edit: (he retired at the end of 2016. But a fan can always hope to backflop into a cameo.)
   107. Bote Man Posted: May 20, 2017 at 02:49 AM (#5459953)
I guess I've heard enough of them to already know the answer when Wimpy asked Hawk "best high ball hitter ever?"
Answer: Frank Howard. I said it at the same time.


As big and tall as Frank Howard is, he probably thought those were right down the middle of the strike zone.

There's that photo from the 1969 All-Star Game with the A.L. players lined up along the base lines. Frank Howard is standing next to Boog Powell, no small man himself, yet he dwarfed the Booger. One of the few fond memories for Washington Senators fans.
   108. Leroy Kincaid Posted: May 20, 2017 at 11:36 AM (#5459997)
If you think Kerry Wood is bad, you should (not) hear Ron Coomer on the radio.


He's a Kruk wannabe. Fat, drunk, stupid, no way to live, and all that.
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