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He's Dunn It
10-03-2006, 07:34 PM
OK Baseball fans, it’s unfortunately that time of the year again, where we get to listen to the brilliance of Tim McCarver. If only 5.1 stereo could block his channel of speaking. Having grown up listening and learning from Vin Scully, I have to cover my kids ears during the broadcast...and whenever I used adjectives to describe Timmy.

While my personal favorite was his insight when someone was holding up a yellow “John 3:16" sign and he injected “That must be a huge Tommy John fan, reminding all of us about his ERA…” I’m sure there will be many others this post season.

Here’s your chance to post them during tonight’s Tigers-Yankees games, as well as your “favorites” from the past.

Tim McCarver…the only guy who can make John Kruk sound like a genius.

killuminati35
10-03-2006, 08:42 PM
http://www.shutuptimmccarver.com/

Crosley68
10-03-2006, 08:44 PM
I generally agree....but the Tommy John comment was tongue-in-cheek and I actually thought it was hilarious.

vaticanplum
10-03-2006, 08:54 PM
My favorite Tim McCarver moment was during Game 3 of the World Series last year, in about the 13th or 14th inning. I had drunk an entire bottle of wine by that point (this was not intended...I had thought the game would go nine innings or something crazy like that, so I did not moderate my drinking) and was on my way to exhaustion, and all of a sudden I hear Tim McCarver say "Well, one thing is clear: whoever wins this game is going to have to do so unconventionally." Huh, I thought. I wonder what that means. And on cue, my phone rang. "Hello?" "What the hell does that mean?!?" (My friends think Tim McCarver is even more of an idiot than I do.)

That was the same series in which he informed us of the following (paraphrased, but not far off):

"AJ Pierzinsky and Joe Crede both became fathers to daughters this year. Pierzinsky's wife gave birth in July, and just three weeks ago Crede's wife had a baby, also a girl."

"You don't give a team four outs in an inning. And in the World Series, you especially don't give a team...four outs...an in inning."

"Some balls are just hit to places where you have no play."

Ooooooh I am so excited!!

HumnHilghtFreel
10-03-2006, 08:58 PM
Semi off topic, but I actually kind of like announcers like that. The guys that give you quotable material, even if it does leave you stunned with a "what the... did he just say."

I feel the same way about John Madden sometimes, the man rambles on and on, but I actually think it's hilarious.

Heath
10-03-2006, 09:53 PM
"With a 3-0 pitch, Guillen will be looking for a pitch to put him on base."

:confused:

Cedric
10-03-2006, 10:33 PM
"Isn't it amazing how fast the bat speed of Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield is"

That's really just me hating the Yankees and their lack of class for the way they handled those two.

TOBTTReds
10-03-2006, 10:42 PM
"With a 3-0 pitch, Guillen will be looking for a pitch to put him on base."

:confused:

I thought he said "not a pitch to get the runner to third, but to score him" which makes sense. He might have said you said too, but I also heard this. Maybe he covered for it.

He's Dunn It
10-03-2006, 11:17 PM
"Mariln Monroe honeymooned in Japan..."

Bring back Harold Reynolds and give me a hug.

The plastic Mr. Potato Head on the floor has more baseball sense than... OK... nevermind.

Nice rip by Casey at the bat.

kbrake
10-03-2006, 11:26 PM
AvesIce51 I just noticed your season record. I finished 2-11. Let me know when your going next season.

As for McCarver I dont understand why FOX still has him around, they have to hear all the complaints.

LINEDRIVER
10-03-2006, 11:33 PM
I really wish he would just dry up and blow away. I've been sick of him for years.

BigREDSfaninKY
10-03-2006, 11:57 PM
What's funny is, which ever network carries the national broadcast, being ABC, CBS and now FOX, they hire him. At least NBC was smart enough not to bring him on board.

vaticanplum
10-04-2006, 01:13 AM
(paraphrasing)

"What's difficult about this postseason series is that it's 5 games. They go through all that, play 162 games, and then to come here and play five games is tough."

The Monroe/DiMaggio story was also quite funny.

Actually all told he wasn't too bad tonight though, neither was Buck. I laughed out loud when they had the exchange about Donald Trump and his wife.

mth123
10-04-2006, 05:55 AM
What's funny is, which ever network carries the national broadcast, being ABC, CBS and now FOX, they hire him. At least NBC was smart enough not to bring him on board.

That's easy too understand really. To knowledgeable fans like the kind who would spend a lot of time on a board like this, his observations are simplistic and obvious. But, to the average banana phone type, these observations are not obvious. The networks are going for the mass audience. They know the hardcore fans will watch no matter who the announcer is.

bigdaddy
10-04-2006, 09:06 AM
I liked it when Dion Sanders poured water on him.

Heath
10-04-2006, 03:06 PM
What's funny is, which ever network carries the national broadcast, being ABC, CBS and now FOX, they hire him. At least NBC was smart enough not to bring him on board.

Yeah, NBC was more enamored with Joe Garagiola and Tony Kubek.

:D

(McCarver was on ABC when NBC had the game of the week in the '80's. )

Johnny Footstool
10-04-2006, 05:19 PM
I liked it when Dion Sanders poured water on him.

He nearly went nuclear after Deion doused him a third time. You could see the barely-contained rage in his eyes.

Hubba
10-04-2006, 05:27 PM
I liked it when Dion Sanders poured water on him.I didn't I thought Dion showed his ass.

Highlifeman21
10-04-2006, 11:06 PM
Tim McCarver is to baseball what Brent Musburger is to football.

They are both horrible and the fate of the Western World does not hang in the balance on their every word, like they'd have us to believe.

Give me Brian Kenny to do some postseason PbP. He did a great job in the WBC.

Heath
10-05-2006, 10:32 AM
Give me Brian Kenny to do some postseason PbP. He did a great job in the WBC.

Didn't he even do that off a monitor?

HumnHilghtFreel
10-05-2006, 10:18 PM
"...as Aaron Sele begins to crank it in the bullpen..."

Maybe I should just get my mind out of the gutter, but I thought that was pretty funny

He's Dunn It
10-07-2006, 09:36 PM
Top of the 2nd...Mets-Dodgers Saturday game:

"Pitchouts are designed pitches"

And I'm Mr. Obvious from Saturday Night Live.

RFS62
10-07-2006, 11:05 PM
McCarver is insane. He's hallucinating in the booth.

He just said the ump's right shoulder came up and he was about to call a strike. They ran a slow motion to show it, and it didn't look to me like it moved at all. All the while McDimbulb babbled on like it really happened.

OldRightHander
10-07-2006, 11:27 PM
"...as Aaron Sele begins to crank it in the bullpen..."

Maybe I should just get my mind out of the gutter, but I thought that was pretty funny

Get that image out of my brain.

:runaway:

fearofpopvol1
10-08-2006, 01:40 AM
I don't care for him myself and I agree he makes some pretty obvious observations, but I was hoping/expecting to see a LOT worse stuff than what has been posted. I haven't seen anything posted that I find overly annoying.