10/26/2005: Gem o'the Day:
From the Billy-Ball mailing list, on the FOX broadcast of last night's 14 inning World Series Game:
It’s time for Tim McCarver to stop talking…and talking…and talking. I don’t mind if he talks about the fact that Geoff Blum's home run was the first extra-inning game-winning home run by a visiting player in the World Series since his own three-run, 10th-inning homer enabled the Cardinals to defeat the Yankees in Game 5 of the 1964 Series. But please stop making puns, please stop talking about “Journey” please, stop talking.I'm already on record with this (but when have I let that stop me before?), but the Buck-McCarver broadcast team is the absolute pits. If there is a hell, I'm sure that its deepest, most painful circle consists of nothing but listening to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver call baseball games for the rest of eternity.
And I say this knowing that both men have significant ties to St. Louis (Joe is, of course, a native St. Louisan, spawn of the Cardinals' "Hall of Fame" broadcaster Jack Buck, and himself broadcasts Cardinals games on occasion (having started his major league broadcasting career with the Cardinals), while McCarver played with the Cardinals for 12 of the 21 seasons he spent in The Show).
Fascinating factoid of the day: McCarver's Baseball Reference stat card is sponsored by ShutUpTimMcCarver.com:
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Len on 10.26.05 @ 10:48 AM CST