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Benny-Distefano
08-10-2006, 02:32 PM
Whay does he keep calling EE "Ern-can-ar-ci-on"?!

:bang:

ThornWithin81
08-10-2006, 02:34 PM
He also called Gold Star "Five Star", and started talking about "Six Way Chili" and "Even Seven Way!"

I'm amazed that he can say Cincinnati correctly. :thumbup:

Benny-Distefano
08-10-2006, 02:37 PM
Oh well... guess I should be happy we are in a position where ESPN would even come here.

Matt700wlw
08-10-2006, 02:48 PM
Oh well... guess I should be happy we are in a position where ESPN would even come here.


They've been here for the Bengals :D

Wyatt Earp
08-10-2006, 04:53 PM
He was doing it for both Edwin and Juan. And yes it was really irritating.

keeganbrick
08-10-2006, 06:27 PM
Hell, let ESPN stick to Boston and New York. Thats the only thing they know anyways.

TOBTTReds
08-10-2006, 06:35 PM
I really like them when they don't do Reds games. Today I was getting so frustrated.

I've heard Arn-carn-narcion all year with the Cards games, why can't someone just tell him.

How many times do they need to mention the "band-box"? They only once said, "it also depends on the team that plays there." We have bad pitching and power hitting = HR's. Basically they said we have 1 legit HR all year and that was Ross' last night.

Constantly called Dunn "all or nothing", when in reality, lately he has been a lot of singles. There is a point where it becomes insulting, and I think they reached that level talking about the stadium and Dunn.

They also ripped on EdE's plate discipline, when I believe he sees the 2nd most pitches per/AB on the team.

Basically a lot of "stereo types" they used today, and nothing with a foundation.

keeganbrick
08-10-2006, 06:46 PM
Did anyone just hear Jeff Brantley talking on ESPN during that Coors Light cold hard facts thing?

"Will the Reds catch the Cardinals in the Central?"

Brantley - "No, chance" Then he said something like "The Reds have a lot of away games left and they are bad on the road, this is a home team and they struggle on the road so they dont have a chance of catching them"

Idiots.

TOBTTReds
08-10-2006, 07:50 PM
Did anyone just hear Jeff Brantley talking on ESPN during that Coors Light cold hard facts thing?

"Will the Reds catch the Cardinals in the Central?"

Brantley - "No, chance" Then he said something like "The Reds have a lot of away games left and they are bad on the road, this is a home team and they struggle on the road so they dont have a chance of catching them"

Idiots.

Hahahaha. Why would he even say that without checking the record. That is the easiest thing to look up. :laugh:

Team Clark
08-10-2006, 08:04 PM
Hahahaha. Why would he even say that without checking the record. That is the easiest thing to look up. :laugh:

I defense of Jeff, A LOT of what those guys say is scripted FOR THEM. The producers are all about what is popular. I have a lifelong friend that is a segment producer for ESPN who has given me the "skinny" on quite a bit. She would be a favorite on this board. Too bad she works about 70 hours per week.

In case he did not have that scripted well then... he's an idiot!

TOBTTReds
08-10-2006, 08:22 PM
I defense of Jeff, A LOT of what those guys say is scripted FOR THEM. The producers are all about what is popular. I have a lifelong friend that is a segment producer for ESPN who has given me the "skinny" on quite a bit. She would be a favorite on this board. Too bad she works about 70 hours per week.

In case he did not have that scripted well then... he's an idiot!

That's too bad that JB takes the lickings for the poor producing.

Big Klu
08-10-2006, 09:03 PM
I did like how Steve Stone "called out" Steve Phillips for his comments about Krivsky and the trade. For those of you who didn't hear it, it went something like this:

Stone: "Wayne, how do you respond to the comments of ESPN's own Steve Phillips, who said that the trade with Washington was 'the worst in Major League Baseball in the last ten years'? Of course, Steve Phillips is a fine evaluator of talent, which is why he no longer has a job as a general manager."

remdog
08-10-2006, 11:42 PM
I did like how Steve Stone "called out" Steve Phillips for his comments about Krivsky and the trade. For those of you who didn't hear it, it went something like this:

Stone: "Wayne, how do you respond to the comments of ESPN's own Steve Phillips, who said that the trade with Washington was 'the worst in Major League Baseball in the last ten years'? Of course, Steve Phillips is a fine evaluator of talent, which is why he no longer has a job as a general manager."

Yeah, that was funny but I also felt that Stone had his tongue firmly placed in cheek.

Rem

macro
08-11-2006, 01:00 AM
Brantley - "No, chance" Then he said something like "The Reds have a lot of away games left and they are bad on the road, this is a home team and they struggle on the road so they dont have a chance of catching them"

Idiots.

I checked the schedule after reading that quote, and was shocked that the Reds have only two more homestands before the four-game set with the Cubs that will wrap up their home games for the year. This season is quickly winding down, folks.

As for the "bad on the road" comment, as some have implied already, they're .500 at home and three games over on the road. :rolleyes:

RadfordVA
08-11-2006, 01:47 AM
They also referred to Arroyo as our staff ace. Without even a mention of Harang who I would think anyone that watches the reds would consider our no.1. He is so much more polished than Arroyo and has been more consistent all the while going up against everyone elses ace for the most part.

RichRed
08-11-2006, 11:28 AM
Constantly called Dunn "all or nothing", when in reality, lately he has been a lot of singles. There is a point where it becomes insulting, and I think they reached that level talking about the stadium and Dunn.

They also ripped on EdE's plate discipline, when I believe he sees the 2nd most pitches per/AB on the team.


Yeah, the EE comment was right after he'd swung at ONE bad pitch and it was something like "that's what you get with young players sometimes, bad plate discipline." Just resort to a generalization without regard for the fine offensive season he's having, not to mention that his strikeouts are down while his walks are up from last year.

And sometimes, the name sounded like un-car-NAY-see-own, in addition to the other butcher job he was doing. Brutal to listen to.

gitrdunn44
08-11-2006, 11:59 AM
I agree. I hate the Encarnacion pronouncation those guys use.

gonelong
08-11-2006, 12:28 PM
I keep hearing En-car-see-own ... it grates on me enough that I taught my toddler to say it correcty.

GL

lo ryder
08-11-2006, 03:50 PM
Except for the delay, why would anyone listen to TV announcers with Marty in the booth?

remdog
08-11-2006, 07:24 PM
Marty brings his own issues.....but that's a whole 'nother 47 threads. :laugh:

Rem