Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

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

Thursday, March 06, 2014

OtM: Don Orsillo takes batting practice, is predictably awkward

As Howard Cosell once said when a camera shot showed Chuck Tanner picking his nose…“Not a pretty sight.”

Don Orsillo is a wonderful announcer. For my proverbial money, he’s one of the best in the baseball, and I’m continually shocked he hasn’t moved on from NESN and the Red Sox to a more high-profile, permanent national gig. It’s good that he hasn’t, though, because now we have this Vine of Orsillo taking batting practice down at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers…

...He looks like he’s dressed for golf, not the batting cages—I’m suddenly glad polo shirts are not part of any team’s uniform—but hey, he’s got a wooden bat, made contact on multiple offerings, and even sent a few of them into play. Plus, he’s got the frustrated grunt necessary to be a big-league slugger down to a science already.

Repoz Posted: March 06, 2014 at 01:25 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: media, 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. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: March 07, 2014 at 09:52 AM (#4667684)
It's not that bad. Clearly bailing, but the hands come through the zone nicely and he has a compact finish. Much better than expecting - nowhere near the awkwardness of 99% of people who throw out the first pitch

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
robneyer
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 1: Donald Trump spends $450,000 on red baseball caps in just three months
(2364 - 1:03am, Feb 07)
Last: I'm not Black I'm Orange Julius

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2016
(204 - 12:55am, Feb 07)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogCiti Field and Yankee Stadium Could Become Off Limits to Smokeless Tobacco
(11 - 12:47am, Feb 07)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogChecking the facts ... yup, MLB still has greater parity than the NFL
(3 - 12:34am, Feb 07)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogJose Bautista says he’d like to be a Toronto Blue Jay for life - The Globe and Mail
(37 - 12:26am, Feb 07)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogJonny Gomes: Sayonara, For Now: Why I’m Playing In Japan
(5 - 11:57pm, Feb 06)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogWANTED: New home for American League baseball team | Tampa Bay Times
(4 - 10:53pm, Feb 06)
Last: ptodd

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1990 Discussion
(23 - 9:45pm, Feb 06)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogPadres say they’re not rebuilding, plan to compete in 2016 | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
(2 - 8:01pm, Feb 06)
Last: Hank G.

NewsblogSchoenfield: Top 5 Hall of Fame classes
(44 - 7:33pm, Feb 06)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogScott Boras, other baseball minds propose anti-tanking measures - Buster Olney Blog- ($Insider$)
(69 - 6:46pm, Feb 06)
Last: GrumpyFan

NewsblogSuddenly Frugal Yankees Playing Long Game With Eye On Bryce Harper
(68 - 6:07pm, Feb 06)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread - February 2016
(57 - 4:48pm, Feb 06)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogThe Wainwrightization of Rick Porcello | FanGraphs
(16 - 1:24pm, Feb 06)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogStephen Strasburg: This Could Be the Year | FanGraphs Baseball
(1 - 12:20pm, Feb 06)
Last: jingoist

Page rendered in 0.1046 seconds
47 querie(s) executed