...Is being able to hear all the other announcing teams around the country. I was watching the Dodgers/Padres last week and I gotta tell you, it was really cool to hear Vin Scully again after all these years. All I could hear him say was, "Behind the bag to Buckner..." over and over in my head.
Of course for every Vin Scully, there's a Skip Caray on Turner South. Can't win 'em all, I guess.
No-lose scenario for Oakland. If Manny can still hit, they've signed a very valuable asset for just $500K. If he can't hit, they'll find that out in the minors when he's serving his suspension, and cut him without even paying his full salary.