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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Q&A with Fox broadcaster Joe Buck

Been a son…

For baseball, would you pay more attention to, say, the Rays series last week against the Orioles than normal?

Absolutely. If this was June, I don’t know that I could tell you who the winning and losing pitchers were or who had the big hit as much I could now. So I’m paying attention to the teams a lot closer.

Do you talk a lot with Tim McCarver and Troy Aikman during the week?

Well, Troy and I will text each other lot. I can’t text with Tim. Tim doesn’t text. I’m better off sending smoke signals and sending up a pterodactyl. But we’ve been doing games together for 17 years now, so we fall right back into it even if we haven’t seen each other or talked in a few weeks. The chemistry is great with both. For example, I’ll throw out a reference like Foo Fighters. Tim has no idea who the Foo Fighters are. Neither does Troy, probably. I need to say Kenny Chesney to get his attention. But both are such pros and we’re so comfortable around one another that we are able to work together well.

Your dad was a great baseball announcer, but maybe people don’t realize how much football he called. You call both. Do you have a preference?

My dad did call a lot of football, and in my opinion, he was the best football announcer on radio ever. The sports are just so different, but I love doing both. I have two daughters, and it’s like asking me which one I love more. You can’t choose. The NFL is such a big spotlight. Saturday afternoon baseball game of the week is such a slower pace but enjoyable, too.

Is there anything better than postseason baseball?

To me, no, there is nothing like that.

Repoz Posted: September 20, 2012 at 04:23 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. dr. scott Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:09 PM (#4241487)
Oddly, as I started to read this interview, I started to read it in bucks voice... and it really started to annoy me.
   2. ecwcat Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:11 PM (#4241488)
boring interview

   3. Bob Tufts Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4241490)
I'll take laryngitis for $ 200 please.
   4. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4241529)
I don't like Buck on baseball - really, at all. But I actually think he's fine on the NFL. Most announcers I just like or dislike and the sports doesn't matter. He's a rare situational exception for me.
   5. Gamingboy Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM (#4241534)
Thought: Gus Johnson is now in FOX's employ. Gus Johnson played baseball at Howard University. Gus Johnson has, to the best of my knowledge, never called professional baseball.

Somebody needs to make this happen. Can you imagine Gus Johnson calling a walk-off home run or a play at the plate?

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