January 19, 2008

Tick…tick…tick…can’t you hear it? I certainly can.

And with my DirectTV MLB Extra Innings in HD subscription at the ready, I. Can’t. Wait.

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  1. I’m debating with myself whether I want to do that this season. I had it the first year it was available. Was 1995, I think. Watching those broadcasts with their local announcers, who knew their teams inside and out, was a treat. Give me the late Jack Buck doing a Cardinal game over Vin Scully or Bob Costas doing a Cardinal game any day. I think my favorite announcer, though, was Jim Kaat.

    Comment by Rob — January 19, 2008 @ 9:09 am


  2. Hi Rob – you’re right in the fact that it is interesting to listen to the local announcers with the Extra Innings package. Surprisingly perhaps, both the Tampa Bay Rays and Florida Marlins broadcast teams are as good as they get out there, and I look forward to seeing their broadcasts if the Sox aren’t on.

    OTOH, you get obnoxious announcing teams like the Yankees – totally pathetic – and those like the Arizona Diamondbacks broadcast team, who call every ballplayer by their first names, which drives me up the wall.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — January 20, 2008 @ 9:13 pm


  3. NEVER watched the Yankees unless they were playing the Sox so that didn’t bother me. Don’t remember who their announcers were that season. As for first names, Buck did that, too, but the Cards were so well known that it wasn’t a problem. Vince was Vince Coleman, Terry was Terry Pendleton, Lonnie was Lonnie Smith, Willie was Willie McGee, and Ozzie, well …

    Speaking of Ozzie, John Tudor was pitching against the Cubs. Ozzie must have made 22 outs on them that day. Early in the game after about the 7th ball in a row hit at him that he handled easily, Harry Caray said, “Guys, if you have to hit it to someone, hit it to someone else.”

    Comment by Rob — January 21, 2008 @ 5:12 am


  4. Harry was a legend. I’m proud to say I attended a Cubs game towards the end of his career and got to sing, “Take Me Out To The Ball game” with him and 25K others. He was a gem – a drunken gem, but a gem nonetheless!

    Comment by The Great White Shank — January 22, 2008 @ 9:07 pm


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