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    Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    He's been the pbp guy for this series and I believe 2 of the Milwaukee games.

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Don't know why, but I hope it continues. He's better than the regular guys (except he thinks every fly ball is a deep drive).
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Probably just giving the regulars some mid-summer vacation time. Haven't they done this in the past?
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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Don't know why, but I hope it continues. He's better than the regular guys (except he thinks every fly ball is a deep drive).
    You are the first person I have seen that has said anything even remotely in favor of the job he has done.

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Someone had to go on vacation, right?
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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    You are the first person I have seen that has said anything even remotely in favor of the job he has done.
    Better voice than Kelch (but I like Kelch).
    Better everything else than Marty or Thom.
    Doesn't offend my ears with clumsy english like Brantley or Casey.
    Welch is a color guy. I like George Grande as well.
    Last edited by mth123; 07-13-2013 at 05:46 PM.
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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    I actually kind of like him. He isn't a great announcer, but I'll take some sunshine over the usual dose of whininess from a certain Frick Award winner's son.

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    I'll take him over Kelch any day, but can do without the cheesy post-game shows.

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    give me jim day over kelch any time.

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    There is so much dead air when he is making the call it is painful. I get that it is TV, so I can see what is going on. But there is 10 seconds of silence between every pitch.

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    There is so much dead air when he is making the call it is painful. I get that it is TV, so I can see what is going on. But there is 10 seconds of silence between every pitch.
    Which some of us enjoy very much. Sometimes just listening to the ambient noise is nice.

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Better voice than Kelch (but I like Kelch).
    Better everything else than Marty or Thom.
    Doesn't offend my ears with clumsy english like Brantley or Casey.
    Welch is a color guy. I like George Grande as well.
    This explains a lot.

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    Which some of us enjoy very much. Sometimes just listening to the ambient noise is nice.
    Some times, sure. Every time? Pass.

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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    There is so much dead air when he is making the call it is painful. I get that it is TV, so I can see what is going on. But there is 10 seconds of silence between every pitch.
    Beats the heck out of the rants of Marty and Thom. I've actually not noticed the dead air. I have noticed the lack of noise pollution.
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    Re: Does anybody know why Jim Day is the play by play announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Some times, sure. Every time? Pass.
    True enough. But Thom's voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me, so I'll put up with a lot to avoid it.

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