I think that I’d rather listen to Ken "Hawk" Harrelson for 48 hours straight, than to listen to Dewayne Staats and Joe "Migraine". These two idiots are the NEW worst announcers in baseball.
Maybe they pipe these guys into the Yankees’ dug-out just to drive THEM crazy, as well. Exactly how idiotic is an "Okki-knock"?
At any rate, they’re terrible. The Devil Rays’ announcers are, too…
Harold Reynolds is suing ESPN over his firing in July.
Claiming a contract breach, he is seeking one million dollars.
I’d say that’s worth a hug, wouldn’t you?
Everyone has predictions for the outcome of the World Series, so I figured that I’d get into the act. Here goes:
I predict that at some point during the World Series, either Tim McCarver or Joe Buck will express their undying *** love for David Eckstein.
The way that they talk about him is just…CREEPY.
I predict that FOX will delay the starts of the games long enough to ensure that no school age kids will be able to stay up late enough to finish watching them.
I predict that we will know every inane detail of Sean Casey’s life, and hear about the Yankees losing to the Tigers eight times. In game one alone.
I predict that at least five times during the Series, the Yankees 2004 loss to the Red Sox will be mentioned.
I predict that A-Rod will be mentioned at least ten times during the Series.
I predict that the intelligence of the average baseball fan will be insulted nightly.
Other than that, I’m looking forward to the Tigers in six games.
Announcer Steve Lyons was fired by FOX Sports for an "insensitive" remark about the Hispanic heritage of Lou Piniella.
From the (Dis)Associated Press:
In the second inning of Friday’s game between Detroit and Oakland, Piniella talked about the success light-hitting A’s infielder Marco Scutaro had in the first round of the playoffs. Piniella said that slugger Frank Thomas and Eric Chavez needed to contribute, comparing Scutaro’s production to finding a "wallet on Friday" and hoping it happened again the next week.
Later, Piniella said the A’s needed Thomas to get "en fuego" — hot in Spanish — because he was currently "frio" — or cold. After Brennaman praised Piniella for being bilingual, Lyons spoke up.
Lyons said that Piniella was "hablaing Espanol" — butchering the conjugation for the word "to speak" — and added, "I still can’t find my wallet."
"I don’t understand him, and I don’t want to sit too close to him now," Lyons continued.
I am not of Hispanic heritage, but rather of a "Heinz 57" mixture of German, Irish and Jewish among other things, so I readily admit that I don’t really understand what was so "insensitive" about his comments. I hope that someone can educate my ignorance.
Having said that, if FOX had said that they fired Steve Lyons because he was an IDIOT, I’d understand.
And the moronic.
And the inane.
And the obsolete.
And the obtuse.
And the manic.
And the fabricated.
At least, his obvious, moronic, inane, obsolete, obtuse, manic, fabricated commentating is spontaneous.
Of these things, Tim McCarver is a master.
Jim "Kitty" Kaat is retiring from broadcasting tonight.
This covers it all.
Farewell, and may God bless you, Mr. Kaat.
After watching a couple of innings on ESPN; before I switched to NESN, I looked it up.
- A stupid person; a dolt.
- Psychology. A person of mild mental retardation having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
3. Also see Steve Phillips, ESPN baseball analyst.