Well guy, I called out Marty and Hal in one of the threads your speaking about, so maybe I'm one of the one of the "lucky 10" your tagging with being baseball know it alls.
Which is fine, I'm perfectly willing to have whatever I say (or type, for that matter) criticized here on Redszone. That's the wonder of the internet these days, folks can say whatever it is they want, however intelligent or idiotic.
However, the attack to begin this thread is essentially "they've been doing it forever, so shut your trap because you haven't been."
Did I claim in any way to be more knowledgeable about the game than either of these two gentlemen? The answer is I certainly did not, and do not appreciate in any way someone putting words in my mouth intimating that I did so. But I have eyes and ears, and a brain that controls them, and somedays I use all three of those parts to come to the conclusion of "Hey I think that doesn't sound right" or "Gee, I've been listening for 8 minutes now Marty, perhaps someone might want to tell me on this baseball broadcast, you know, what's happening in the baseball game."
So, if you want to live in a baseball world where everything those guys do is golden, that's fine with me. You're more than welcome to and I wish you the best of luck with it. But sorry guy, I still plan on using my eyes and my ears to determine when someone is feeding me a line of BS or not doing what they are supposed to be doing whilethey pull in a hefty salary to do so every day. And I'll continue to use this forum to do so when what they do doesn't pass the basic smell test.
FWIW, make sure to browse this thread right here from last week.
Last week, where Hal makes off base, and non-factual claims about Griffey's contract.
Yet that flies right by the editors of the Dayton Daily News. No doubt that they figure "it's Hal" and they, just like you, won't question what he has as copy. Even if it's factually incorrect.
You can find about one of these, every week or so for the last several years. And doesn't take a lot of investigating to do so, sadly.