Saturday, October 26, 2013

Day 209: Bad Announcers Can Really Ruin a Baseball Game

Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy are really the only two announcers I really enjoy listening to when I watch the Red Sox play. It's really the one downfall of the postseason—we don't get our hometown guys. Instead, we're forced to listen to the inane rambling of some dude who could care less about our team. Some team of guys who has spent the last two hours doing research so they don't sound like a bunch of idiots.

But nothing and no one is more annoying and dimwitted as Tim McCarver. The former major league catcher is the king of the obvious when it comes to providing color for a baseball game. When the World Series is on Fox, like it is this year, we are tortured by his ridiculously vapid commentary that often times makes me want to hurl my shoe at the television. Thankfully, this is McCarver's final season and we will no longer have to tolerate such blather.

I often wish I could just mute the television and listen to Joe Castiglione and Dave O'Brien on the radio, but these days, with the new digital technology and shit, there's a delay that makes it far more painful than watching morons call a game. It makes me sad.

In comparison to the video below... would you rather have to listen to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver? Honestly, I think I'd choose the team below. Blimey!

PS: This game is killing me.


  1. Have I told you lately how much I love you? "No shit, Captain Obvious" is a popular phrase around our house for Mr. McCarver.

    1. I'm so glad he's retiring!! It really is painful to listen to him.