I liked Skip and Pete. Could tolerate Sutton and Simpson. Consider Chip to be hideous. And, I've been unable to watch Braves games since they started changing the format around a few years ago and had half the screen taken up for most of the game. As for the TV Deal: The better have TNT on alert for LDS games, as they have been known to run over regularly. There is no ESPN2 to naturally flow with ESPN in that situation. Still, much better than the ABC Family fiasco of a few years ago. At least this means Joe Morgan and Chris Berman will be moved away from the playoffs, unless Morgan jumps to TBS. Now, if they could only find a way to rid the world of McCarver. He caught Bob Gibson in case you didn't know.
I think for me its more of thats who i grew up listening too all these years, especially Skip, I know they are not the best, but man, they were my announcers, on my team, and they stuck thru all the crappy years and all the great years u know, and now part of that is gone just like that.
Puerto Rico...fighting for 3rd place on the World Baseball Classic!
Originally posted by MedallaGuyI think for me its more of thats who i grew up listening too all these years, especially Skip, I know they are not the best, but man, they were my announcers, on my team, and they stuck thru all the crappy years and all the great years u know, and now part of that is gone just like that.
They didn't announce for my favorite team but I still enjoyed their work. They wanted the Braves to win but they were far from the biggest homers I've ever heard. My only problem was the whole "America's Team" crap that TBS was doing.
I can't stand the Atlanta announcers either, they are by far the biggest homers I've ever heard. I remember at one point this year they why trying to convince the viewers that Marcus Giles, who was batting .190 at the time, was the best leadoff hitter in the NL.
That being said, as a Mets fan I love watching the Braves play this year with the sound muted. Even if they are up 7 - 1 in the 7th I'm happy because I know the Braves bullpen will blow it, probably before the 7th inning is even over.
Thought it might be Spahn. I was too young to ever see him work, of course. But Johnny Sain was Bouten's pitching coach when he was traded to Houston in "Ball Four" and I was introduced to "Spahn, thenSain, then Dear Lord, please Rain!