Re: How Biased Is Your Announcer?
Originally Posted by corkedbat
Never understood this concept of an "objective" announcer for local networks. Its not like regular local news journalists or announcers for national broadcasts. Local network announcers are paid for by the Teams and you want to see someloca slant and some flair to them. You want them to build interest and enthusiam for the home team.
You would hope they would have enough objectivity to tell it like it is, but being a homer? That's part of the job description.
Totally agree. To me, a local announcer should be pulling for the locals. Just don't fail to point out the greatness of the other side and the shortcomings of "our" side.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids