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    Re: FSN Hearing the Criticism?

    To reiterate the points being made about George and his love for the Cardinals, I was watching the game with my sister last night who hates baseball but tolerates it from time to time because we live together. She sat down and had been watching for maybe 5 minutes when she said, "Wow, does this guy (George) always talk about the other teams this much?"

    I just busted a gut laughing. When SHE, of all people, notices something like that, you know it's bad!

    She also notices my disgust when Rick White comes in to pitch, but that's another story.

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    I honestly never complained about George. But this year, with FSOH carrying the games, maybe it is because of the over-exposure, but he has actually started to get on my nerves as well. In general I am all for the good guys and really don't care if they have their little quirks. But I find his infatuation with the other teams about as irritating as it gets for me. THat play where Taguchi threw out Ross was a classic example.

    And I agree that after a gazillion years watching baseball that he should have a better idea if a ball was well hit or not. Seems to never have a clue, and for some reason this year it is starting to bug me. Actually Steve fits into this category as well - and I like Steve - it just seems he never gives an indication a ball is well hit until it goes over the wall. I am not sure whay this bugs me so much, maybe it is coming from the instant excitement and the anticipation it brings when Marty & Joe would give you that initial hope (even if it eventually fell short) when they thought a ball was well-struck. Whatever it is, it is lacking with these 2. But like I said, I like Steve otherwise and George seems an OK guy too. Maybe y'all are putting too many thoughts in my head!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan
    I honestly never complained about George. But this year, with FSOH carrying the games, maybe it is because of the over-exposure, but he has actually started to get on my nerves as well. In general I am all for the good guys and really don't care if they have their little quirks. But I find his infatuation with the other teams about as irritating as it gets for me. THat play where Taguchi threw out Ross was a classic example.

    And I agree that after a gazillion years watching baseball that he should have a better idea if a ball was well hit or not. Seems to never have a clue, and for some reason this year it is starting to bug me. Actually Steve fits into this category as well - and I like Steve - it just seems he never gives an indication a ball is well hit until it goes over the wall. I am not sure whay this bugs me so much, maybe it is coming from the instant excitement and the anticipation it brings when Marty & Joe would give you that initial hope (even if it eventually fell short) when they thought a ball was well-struck. Whatever it is, it is lacking with these 2. But like I said, I like Steve otherwise and George seems an OK guy too. Maybe y'all are putting too many thoughts in my head!
    The easiest way to tell if its a long drive or not is to watch the fielder, not the ball. They give the best indication if its going to clear the fence or at least be close.

    I dont think Grande understands this very easy hint if you arent clear looking at the balls trajectory. Im pretty sure this is how Marty works because his excitement builds when he notices the fielder turn and run towards the wall like a maniac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    I don't mind Welsch (besides his goofy fake smile) but Grande, to me, is awful. We could do better.
    I wish they would can both of them...not because I wish them any ill will but because I just think they are horrible....individually and in tandem.
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    Re: FSN Hearing the Criticism?

    Maybe it's just me, but I find Grande to be relatively articulate, with a good voice who keeps the pace of the game going well. I've seen and heard lots worse. However, what does annoy me are the Cardinal lust and the problems with the warning track.

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    Why does everyone hate me? I love my job and just reporting the game. Not everyone who listens is a reds fan. I do not want to offend anyone, I aim to please everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498
    You could put together a fabulous George/Creeper drinking game. In fact... let me work on that... hmmmmm
    Good idea. Ever seen the Brent Musberger drinking game? Its hilarious.

    Oh, and before I forget, George, welcome to the board. Nice looking site, huh?

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    Re: FSN Hearing the Criticism?

    Hearing him defend Rolen's average of .192 with Runners in scoring position with 2 outs, was like drinking bleach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck
    Hearing him defend Rolen's average of .192 with Runners in scoring position with 2 outs, was like drinking bleach.
    My head almost exploded when he said that. Then to top it off he made sure to mention Aurillia and how he hits the ball hard and has great at-bats. Listening to him tonight has given me a headache and I dont think I can say that about any sports broadcaster ever.

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    I was doing some quick work in my office last night, but I left the TV on. When Rolen made the play to throw out Encarnacion, I didn't see it, but I heard all the excitement from George. I knew the Reds were hitting, and heard the commotion, couldn't hear what was said, so I ran in to the TV to see what had happened, I didn't know if it was an inside the park HR or what! But I knew George was going nuts.

    When I found out that it was the Reds runner getting thrown out, I was angry, and upset.

    If I knew where to send a letter I would definately write one and send it. I'd send one to FSN Ohio, The Cincinnati Reds FO, owner and all!

    Then my wife says, "What did you expect, you think George would get that excited over a Reds play. He didn't get that excited on Freels homer to win."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsFan75
    I was doing some quick work in my office last night, but I left the TV on. When Rolen made the play to throw out Encarnacion, I didn't see it, but I heard all the excitement from George. I knew the Reds were hitting, and heard the commotion, couldn't hear what was said, so I ran in to the TV to see what had happened, I didn't know if it was an inside the park HR or what! But I knew George was going nuts.

    When I found out that it was the Reds runner getting thrown out, I was angry, and upset.

    If I knew where to send a letter I would definately write one and send it. I'd send one to FSN Ohio, The Cincinnati Reds FO, owner and all!

    Then my wife says, "What did you expect, you think George would get that excited over a Reds play. He didn't get that excited on Freels homer to win."
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsFan75
    I was doing some quick work in my office last night, but I left the TV on. When Rolen made the play to throw out Encarnacion, I didn't see it, but I heard all the excitement from George. I knew the Reds were hitting, and heard the commotion, couldn't hear what was said, so I ran in to the TV to see what had happened, I didn't know if it was an inside the park HR or what! But I knew George was going nuts.

    When I found out that it was the Reds runner getting thrown out, I was angry, and upset.

    If I knew where to send a letter I would definately write one and send it. I'd send one to FSN Ohio, The Cincinnati Reds FO, owner and all!

    Then my wife says, "What did you expect, you think George would get that excited over a Reds play. He didn't get that excited on Freels homer to win."
    Although this subject has been beaten to death, I think the fact that almost everyone notices George's blatant "love" for the opposition speaks volumes. I'd like to know the solution to this problem--I really would, but I don't have one. My guess is that George works cheap. In fact, I'd bet the whole FSN crew works cheap.

    Look at the production on the other Fox Sports networks and compare it to what we get from FSO. St. Louis, Milwaukee, even Pittsburgh has a more professional broadcast. FSPittsburgh and FSMidWest (StL) are even showing about half their games in high definition. It's ironic that Cincinnati was one of the first teams to have their games shown in color (WLW-T way back in the 60's) and now the team's fans can't have decent pbp or production. Heck, I even think the production way back in 1962 was better than it is today, but it all boils down to money I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Grande
    Why does everyone hate me? I love my job and just reporting the game. Not everyone who listens is a reds fan. I do not want to offend anyone, I aim to please everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
    Although this subject has been beaten to death, I think the fact that almost everyone notices George's blatant "love" for the opposition speaks volumes. I'd like to know the solution to this problem--I really would, but I don't have one. My guess is that George works cheap. In fact, I'd bet the whole FSN crew works cheap.
    I don't know, WV. Must be a reason that George emcees the Hall induction ceremonies each year. That is a pretty big gig (and nationally televised). I think some people in the baseball world appreciate George.
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