I’m used to his histrionics mostly because when I play MLB the Show he has HR calls that aren’t home runs quite frequently.
i would 1000x rather listen to a shitty broadcast team that at least has some familiarity with the players than have to deal with the plastic espn booth that spends the whole time trying to "sell" the game to the viewers rather than just call it like normal announcersWe'd all like to see local guys do the broadcasts for National television, but there's a simple fact - 75% of the local guys outside of NY suck and are just as unlistenable as the National guys.
ESPN should back the truck up for bob costas and have the teams decide what color commentator to send. Would honestly be way better than anything they have ever had.They should have one designated PBP guy and then two color commentators, one from each team do the broadcasts. It’s obvious when these national guys don’t really know what’s going on with the teams and just play the same narratives. Think having someone who’s actually watched the teams could bring in some insight.
Came to echo this sentiment. He's a very solid broadcaster and when he was paired with Smoltz, they were solid. A-Rod sucks and there's no chemistry. And I bet ESPN forced him to be animated whenever a big moment happened.overall, absolutely. i actually think vasgersian is an extremely solid broadcaster that got bogged down by the espn machine
but SANTA MARIA on its own is a high water mark of awful calls
and even then, we all bitched about that boothCame to echo this sentiment. He's a very solid broadcaster and when he was paired with Smoltz, they were solid. A-Rod sucks and there's no chemistry. And I bet ESPN forced him to be animated whenever a big moment happened.
Sunday Night Baseball hasn't been good since Jon Miller and Joe Morgan did it.
Damn when Mike Ferrin announced he was leaving Arizona, I was thinking it might be him
Wait ARod is out? They were making it sound like he was going to be kingmaker and get to pick his partners