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Friday, July 18, 2008

Banning Bob Sheppard

There’s an article now about how the Yankees could utilize text-to-speech technology in order to keep Bob Sheppard announcing Yankee lineups long after his eventual death.  I think it’s a bad idea and I’ve put together an audio package demonstrating why we shouldn’t do it.

Dan Szymborski Posted: July 18, 2008 at 06:00 PM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mark R. Garber Posted: July 18, 2008 at 06:06 PM (#2863800)
Lollercopters.
   2. Repoz Posted: July 18, 2008 at 06:18 PM (#2863812)
Effin' brilliant.
   3. Guts Posted: July 18, 2008 at 07:49 PM (#2863948)
Man, that podcast is going to be GREAT!
   4. Mattbert Posted: July 18, 2008 at 07:56 PM (#2863966)
OHNOESITSTEHROFLCOPTER!!!
   5. Famous Original Joe C Posted: July 18, 2008 at 08:02 PM (#2863978)
Do the podcast, Dan! And accept my internet friendship on Facebook already!
   6. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: July 18, 2008 at 08:05 PM (#2863983)
Literally LOL'ed. Thanks Dan.
   7. The Original SJ Posted: July 18, 2008 at 08:08 PM (#2863988)
this was well done.
   8. Famous Original Joe C Posted: July 18, 2008 at 08:18 PM (#2864006)
Oh, and this was excellent.
   9. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 18, 2008 at 08:33 PM (#2864037)
And thus endeth 127 glorious years of Pittsburgh Pirates history. Not with a bang, but a checkmate.

First U.S. Steel, and now this---thanks a lot, Dan.

I hope you at least salvaged one of Clemente's old uniforms, and that last cigaret butt from Honus Wagner's locker.
   10. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: July 18, 2008 at 11:23 PM (#2864176)
####### brilliant
   11. Zoppity Zoop Posted: July 18, 2008 at 11:36 PM (#2864194)
Statistical projections and comedy is a strange niche.
   12. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: July 19, 2008 at 12:02 AM (#2864242)
I can't type I'm laughing so hard.
   13. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: July 19, 2008 at 01:04 AM (#2864372)
Hmm... this technology could be useful for Fox Sports. Stephen Hawking's voice would be more pleasant to listen to in October than Tim McCarver and would sound more engaged in the action than Joe Buck.

And Dan's audioclip has confirmed what I long suspected: the continued playing of Mienkrapvic at 1B would eventually cause the collapse of Western Civilization.
   14. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 19, 2008 at 09:25 AM (#2864694)
Hilarious - ####### hilarious!
   15. Len Lansford, Carney Barker Posted: July 19, 2008 at 03:29 PM (#2864755)
What, no rickroll?
   16. Lassus Posted: July 19, 2008 at 03:36 PM (#2864757)
Incredible, Dan. :-)
   17. TrueNorth Posted: July 19, 2008 at 08:59 PM (#2864959)
LMAO ROTFL, My side hurts from cracking up!!!
   18. Kirby Kyle Posted: July 19, 2008 at 09:07 PM (#2864970)
Great stuff, Dan.
   19. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 19, 2008 at 10:24 PM (#2865062)
That was great, but it was hard to clearly hear the line about Jesus. What was it?
Also, mad props for War Games.
   20. Dan Szymborski Posted: July 20, 2008 at 01:01 AM (#2865208)
That was great, but it was hard to clearly hear the line about Jesus. What was it?

All Hail General Zangbot and the New Cyber Army of Jesus.
   21. Schilling's Sprained Ankiel Posted: July 21, 2008 at 02:31 PM (#2866368)
SO GOOD.
   22. Sabradix Posted: July 22, 2008 at 01:49 AM (#2867141)
Does it say
"Luis Rivas...really?...Luis Rivas??"
?

Hilarious
   23. radioman Posted: July 22, 2008 at 02:03 AM (#2867162)
bravo, Dan
   24. Padraic Posted: July 22, 2008 at 10:01 PM (#2868301)
All Hail General Zangbot and the New Cyber Army of Jesus.

That's funny. Didn't think I got the line either, but it turns out I heard it exactly right.
   25. Gambling Rent Czar Posted: July 23, 2008 at 02:54 PM (#2869379)
Brilliant, just simply brilliant!

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