Personally, as a Yankee fan I'm happy with this decision. It certainly wasn't his fault that Alex Rodriguez completely collapsed in the postseason and his pitching staff looked like that scene in "Gone With the Wind" where the camera pans out to show all the wounded on the battlefield.
I wonder if Fox will still bring Piniella on as commentator for the World Series? Or was that deal made before all the rumors of him managing the Yankees in '06?
Originally posted by StaggerLeeFor Christs sake, keep Sweet Lou out of the press box. He knows his stuff, but he is the only person with a more annoying voice than Tony Gwynn.
I'll take Tony Gwynn over Joe Morgan any day of the week.
Actually, I don't think the problem's with his actual voice, per se. Lou's very knowledgable, however it's rare that he says something that isn't a Madden Moment (unnecessarily pointing out the blatantly obvious). Also, there's been a couple times, in the games I've actually watched, where he just started a thought and completely trailed off for no apparent reason without finishing the aforementioned observation.
So the problem for me isn't his voice, it's his inability to think on his toes and lack of anything interesting to say. Oh, and the constant reminders that he used to play for the YANKEES. I have a feeling that'll stop now.
By the way, did anyone else like Mike Piazza as a color guy during the Division Series? Surprisingly, I didn't find him to be half bad and actually enjoyed his work a little.
For his first go at it, Mike Piazza was pretty good and he might have a future in it once his playing days are over.
Fox's experiment of putting active players in the booth for the playoffs has been pretty successful so far, actually. While it did give us Bret Boone, it also gave us Al Leiter and Mike Piazza so the good definitely outweighs the bad.
"He's too much of gentleman to assume that the lady he is with would have a disease and he's man enough to raise any offspring that should arise. HE IS AL WILSON."[-DEAN~, 7/22/05]
I wonder if Fox will still bring Piniella on as commentator for the World Series?
I hope so because it would be the answer to my prayers. In fact, here's that very list of things I pray for--world peace, an end to hunger, cure for cancer and anything that denies Tim McCarver at least a little mic time. Also, having that third person in the booth makes it even more awkward and enjoyable when McCarver goes on one of his idiotic soliquys or makes one of his nonsensical nonsequitars. Because, that additional person in the booth really magnfies the silence.
"Teach children that they have great potential because they are human." -Warrior
Because of injuries he may not be worth the salary now, but I can't agree that he was overrated in Seattle. 11 Time all star. Ten gold gloves. 1997 MVP. In fact he finished in the top 5 MVP voting five years in a row.