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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.


"Wake me when any of them are naked." (Barbwire Mike)


So I'm watching ESPNews, and they're showing Pads/D'backs highlights. Brian Giles cranks off a homer, and they let the game announcers take over. One of them starts singing (pretty badly, mind you), and then I think she starts playing her nose as he's rounding third (it's hard to explain, but when it doesn't sound like she's singing, that's it). Well, I'm trying to Google it, but Firefox is being (as I believe is the parlance of the day) teh s uck. It won't find the domain, which more annoying than anything else (it does this sometimes, and it doesn't matter what site or when). After that, one of the ESPNews anchors flippantly remarks that they'll owe Rush and Neil Peart royalty checks. What song was that and who's the announcer who was responsible for somehow singing above AND below the key at the same time?

The lines I caught (after about eleventy-billion times seeing this highlight) were "In the high school halls/In the shopping malls". Should be enough to find it, but I gotta post this because Mozilla's being uncooperative.

EDIT: And son of a fucking whore, it works. At least I got the song title ("Subdivisions"), but why the hell is she singing that to commemorate Giles and a mighty swing?

(edited by drjayphd on 29.6.04 0339)


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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    So I'm watching ESPNews, and they're showing Pads/D'backs highlights. Brian Giles cranks off a homer, and they let the game announcers take over. One of them starts singing (pretty badly, mind you), and then I think she starts playing her nose as he's rounding third (it's hard to explain, but when it doesn't sound like she's singing, that's it). Well, I'm trying to Google it, but Firefox is being (as I believe is the parlance of the day) teh s uck. It won't find the domain, which more annoying than anything else (it does this sometimes, and it doesn't matter what site or when). After that, one of the ESPNews anchors flippantly remarks that they'll owe Rush and Neil Peart royalty checks. What song was that and who's the announcer who was responsible for somehow singing above AND below the key at the same time?

    The lines I caught (after about eleventy-billion times seeing this highlight) were "In the high school halls/In the shopping malls". Should be enough to find it, but I gotta post this because Mozilla's being uncooperative.

    EDIT: And son of a fucking whore, it works. At least I got the song title ("Subdivisions"), but why the hell is she singing that to commemorate Giles and a mighty swing?

    (edited by drjayphd on 29.6.04 0339)


The line if from the Rush song "Subdivisions".

EDIT: OOPS, I missed your last paragraph of your post.

(edited by BOSsportsfan34 on 29.6.04 0939)


7:39 -- They go with Howard. Of course they do. He's the third high schooler taken overall in the past four years, as well as the first top pick with braces since Pervis Ellison. Not a good sign. "Praise the Lord!" screams Dwight Howard Sr., who didn't realize that the Lord had Okafor going first in his mock draft.

9:46 -- Yes! Boston takes Delonte West! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Something good happened! He's good! I know he's good! I watched him all year! He's a more unselfish version of Cuttino Mobley! I have an opinion! Woo-hoo! I have an opinion!


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It's a He.

Matt Vasgersian.

They guy is a freak, in a good way. He had just come off of an inning where, to end the inning, Neal (the pitcher) blew a 95+ heater by a guy with the bases loaded (I think it was a 3-2 pitch).

His call was something like "Kneel, and rise before me King of the something something something.... 'in a King Arthur as played by Sean Connery accent.

First pitch, next inning, Giles jacks the homer and he starts singing the "Fly by night" part of the song...

The guy is AWESOME. Mark Grant and Matt are the most entertaining announce duo out there.

You may have seen Matt during XFL coverage. He's formerly of the Brewers announce team as well.



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Vasgersian was AWESOME here in Milwaukee. He was good enough that people ripped him, just knowing that he'd be leaving for a better job. Jealousy is an ugly thing.

Enjoy him -- I gotta think he'll get a bigger gig yet again.



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Just got home from my vacations at San Fran/San Diego and went to the Randy Johnson/David Wells game that T. Long finish with the walk off...it was unbelievable of course, then I had the chance to hear the replay at my hotel room with Vasgersian in it and it rocked even more. I heard every game I could on the SD Padres channel that Cox cable has (great idea btw) and they are defenaitly the best tandem in baseball right now. Great park PetCo btw Guru, great organization and feel to it. San Diego rocked as always, I'm really thinking about moving...



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The great thing about the Padres Channel (besides the 150+ games per year that we get) is that the announce team is almost always unapologetic about their home town loyalties.

They don't take anything away from the other team, but if the game is on the line those guys are rooting for the players, calling for a homer, or whatever. It's like watching the game with two of your close friends.

Before you cringe, this isn't a Skip Carey kind of homerism. You have to experience it.

Case in point: When a hard shot comes back at the pitcher, Grant yells "Hockeysuit!". It's kind of rediculous, but I find myself yelling hockeysuit now. We all know it doesn't make any sense, but it's something that you can relate to any Padres fan by yelling it. I use it at work in completely inappropriate situations.

I also like that they don't worry about calling a ball a ball when it's called a strike. They'll laugh when we are given a gift.

You just have to experience it, I think. Hopefully the fact that we broadcast so many games per year will be in our favor for keeping Matty around - I don't know where else he would get to call that many games a week.



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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    =Before you cringe, this isn't a Skip Carey kind of homerism. You have to experience it.


So this is more in the line of Chip Carey and Steve Stone than of Hawk Harrellson and Darrin Jackson? The latter two are two of the worst baseball announcers I've listened to. I'll have to check out the Padres guys on MLB.tv pretty soon. I can handle slanted announcers on regional broadcasts because I think that its part of there job, to help get the fans watching their favorite team at home into the game a little more, but, the ChiSox guys take it too far.




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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"Wake me when any of them are naked." (Barbwire Mike)


Wait, that was HIM? We don't get much in the way of Brewer broadcasts, but I remember him from Sports Geniuses (come on, NO ONE remembers the XFL). I gotta see one of their games if I can (and not just because I snagged Khalil Greene to go along with Peavy).



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The "Kneel before me" bit he did before that call was his Sean Connery impersonation ala Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. I'm not sure if he got the quote right but it was the King knighting Robin and making him "Lord of all Locksley"

Guru wasn't listening very hard. They really are great announcers. It is actually not as cool being at the game sometimes because other than in back of the Park In the Park you can't hear their commentary.

One of my favorite things watching the broadcast is how they segue to their sponsor spots. I swear they are having a contest to see who can manage to do the funniest one each night. They call each other on particularly bad ones and give each other hell all broadcast. Give the guys in the truck a hard time if someone doesn't have a shot of a flag cued up within a few seconds of their talking about the wind, give the producer crap when he shows canned footage of the trolley, stuff like that. It's just fun. They enjoy what they are doing.



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What I really want to know is, whatever happened to Jerry Coleman...now that guy always cracked me up, and that was just from reading transcripts of some of his calls.


BTW, I despise not only the ChiSox announcers, but Chip and Steve as well. They piss me off not for their homerism, but for the fact that they don't seem to give credit to a "bad" team (the Pirates, for this example) if said team happens to be beating up on the Cubbies, but are more than happy to give props to a "good" team (the Cardinals, let's say) if they are whacking the Cubs. Other than that, y'know, they're great.


Sorry about waiting four days after the last post...didn't even notice until after I submitted.

(edited by HitTheSnoozeButton on 5.7.04 0355)


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The Colonel is still calling the radio broadcast for the Pads.

He occasionally calls people sliding into second on a stand-up double, yes. He's great though, and I will be sad when he is replaced.



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