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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

MLB: Joe Buck Won’t Call Cards Games For ‘08

Please, somebody…drive a freakin’ St. Louis Cardinals tiffany style yard stake right through his heart!

For the first time since 1960, there won’t be a Buck in a Cardinals broadcast booth this year.

Joe Buck, who had been doing the play-by-play for a few Redbirds games on FSN Midwest in recent seasons, has decided not to return in order to enjoy himself at the ballpark in a nonworking capacity.

“It’s nothing more than it feels like it’s time to make that change and to concentrate on some other things and basically go to Cardinals games as a fan,’’ he said Monday night. “I’m a fan, and I love to go down there with my wife and two daughters. The fun of that now is more appealing than anything to me.’‘

“I don’t think like that,’’ he said. “My dad’s career stands on its own. It was not a birthright of mine when I went there on a full-time basis in 1991, and it’s not a birthright now. There’s nothing written in stone that somebody with the last name of Buck has to be sitting in that booth.

“And really, we’re only talking about 10 games. ... To do it just to say I’m on the list as one of the announcers is silly to me.’‘

Repoz Posted: March 04, 2008 at 04:17 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: March 04, 2008 at 04:37 PM (#2705718)
how do we get him to retire from the fox booth?
   2. standuptriple Posted: March 04, 2008 at 04:59 PM (#2705773)
Dude.
   3. Arva Posted: March 04, 2008 at 05:14 PM (#2705806)
Ah, Joe Buck. Once a promising young announcer, he simply got worse and worse as it went on. I won't miss him in the Cards broadcast booth. He became a know-it-all that was more interested in off-field stuff than the game before him.
   4. Charter Member of the Jesus Melendez Fanclub Posted: March 04, 2008 at 05:27 PM (#2705824)
But didn't you enjoy his efforts to sound hip by making trendy pop-culture references?
   5. Repoz Posted: March 04, 2008 at 05:33 PM (#2705838)
Slamma-lamma-ding-dong the ##### is dead.
   6. philevans3154 Posted: March 04, 2008 at 06:30 PM (#2705925)
Hey, McCarver- doesn't cutting back on your workload sound like a great idea?
   7. Justin Turner Overdrive Posted: March 04, 2008 at 06:35 PM (#2705936)
The Buck stops here...
   8. Worrierking Posted: March 04, 2008 at 08:33 PM (#2706093)
It was not a birthright of mine when I went there on a full-time basis in 1991


Of course not. He was quite obviously the absolute most qualified candidate based on his years of toiling in the minors honing his craft to perfection. Birthright? Don't be absurd.
   9. Gamingboy Posted: March 04, 2008 at 08:44 PM (#2706109)
Ah, Joe Buck. Once a promising young announcer, he simply got worse and worse as it went on. I won't miss him in the Cards broadcast booth. He became a know-it-all that was more interested in off-field stuff than the game before him.


That's what happens when you are on FOX and have your job basically guaranteed for you unless you say something incredibly racist.
   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 04, 2008 at 08:44 PM (#2706111)
"I can't believe what I just sired!"
   11. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: March 04, 2008 at 08:49 PM (#2706114)
This is so he can spend more time studying his true passion, the QB rating formula.
   12. flournoy Posted: March 04, 2008 at 08:59 PM (#2706119)
I think the worst commercials ever are the ones where those hotel idiots treat Joe Buck as some sort of broadcasting legend. "Can I just touch your throat?" What the hell?
   13. Charter Member of the Jesus Melendez Fanclub Posted: March 04, 2008 at 09:10 PM (#2706135)
If you listen carefully, he actually says "Can I just cut your throat?" Very subversive stuff.
   14. joker24 Posted: March 05, 2008 at 12:59 AM (#2706293)
That's what happens when you are on FOX and have your job basically guaranteed for you unless you say something incredibly racist.


Or just say something that is a personal self-deprecating joke that can be made into a racial joke because you mentioned Espanol in the previous sentence:

http://boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2006/10/15/lyons_fired_by_fox/
   15. Dan Evensen Posted: March 05, 2008 at 01:22 AM (#2706304)
Buck hardly did any FOX games last year, other than the All Star Game, Yankees - Red Sox [or Mets] games, and the postseason. What does he do all summer?
   16. Charter Member of the Jesus Melendez Fanclub Posted: March 05, 2008 at 01:25 AM (#2706305)
Jerks off while watching girls in the pool.

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