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    Cardinals Announcers

    I don't know how many of you have had the great honor of watching the Reds on the Cardinals channel the last two nights, but let me tell you it has been frustrating. During the first two games Al Herbosky has been nothing less then a frightened homer. Comments like "Phillips doesn't hustle" and "they aren't playing like a contender" and "Dunn making circus catches out there" have permeated the airwaves. It really makes me sick to listen to them, the Brewers crew, and the Astros just to name a few as the all are so brain washed that their squad does nothing wrong the the visiting team can do no right. After this year I have come to appreciate Welsh and Grande more and more as they are honest and tough and don't play favorites to the point of being annoying.

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    During the first two games Al Herbosky has been nothing less then a frightened homer.
    True, Al was hitting new lows in his attempt to boost the Birds at the expense of the Reds, it was almost as painful as listening to George shine the Cardinals silver all night while telling them how nice and rare it was.

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    Hrabosky is bad. While on vacation last week I had to listen to the Cardinal boobs. Honestly, they aren't any better than GG and the Creeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    True, Al was hitting new lows in his attempt to boost the Birds at the expense of the Reds, it was almost as painful as listening to George shine the Cardinals silver all night while telling them how nice and rare it was.
    I guess MLB uses the home announcers for the highlight film on each team's website. The call the other night on Castro's run scoring double sounded like his dog had died.

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    Hrabosky is a notorious homer. In my opinion there is no more annoying announcer in all of baseball than Hrabosky, and it's been that way for awhile.

    Last night both Cards announcers briefly commented on how the Reds ballpark was a big factor in the disparity between the amount of HR's the Reds have hit vs. how many the Cardinals have hit. I don't know the exact stats and what they say about GABP, they may be correct, but it was really nice to see the Reds pound 5 in STL.
    More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

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    Hrabosky goes out of his way to denigrate the opposing team. He is terrible and one reason I don't watch the Cards very much when the Reds aren't playing. I think the people who really get onto Grande and Welsch don't listen to other teams announcers. They are usually much more informed with better comments than probably 70% of the announcers out there. Sometimes they just go out of their way a little too much to seem impartial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    True, Al was hitting new lows in his attempt to boost the Birds at the expense of the Reds, it was almost as painful as listening to George shine the Cardinals silver all night while telling them how nice and rare it was.
    It took painful steps to get George Grande to smile on Reds Wrap after the game.

    It's excruciating to listen to FSN. Even though I have a radio delay, I still listen.
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    I was going to post on this. These guys may be the worst. The comment about the Reds not hustling and hardly resembling a contender -- wow. Who's breathing down the Cards' neck? How about when Hrabosky sniffed over EdE's low HR totals "for a cleanup hitter." Does he have any idea how EdE's season has gone? I loved it when Dunn homered while they were banging on him for the play in LF and his error total.

    Really, I think they may be the worst on Fox. They were even whining about how the Cards had lost players like Sanders and Grudzielanek and Larry Walker. Like, it's an insult to have to broadcast in August without a double-digit lead.

    One thing I like about several of the Fox teams is that they are knowledgeable about and appropriately complimentary of their home team's opponent. They realize there are many fans of that opponent watching. The Cards guys are as unaware as it gets -- spoiled by years of coasting, defensive, insulting, and poorly informed. Hack city.
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    I really like the Astros announcers. very knowledgable.

    But the White Sox announce team is the worst. ever.
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    I completely agree, having watched the last two nights' games on MLB EI. It did get a little better as the two announcers began naming all the players that are gone from the Cardinals, almost getting teary-eyed trying to figure out how they ended up with outfielders like Taguchi, Spezio and Perez in place of Walker and Sanders and relievers like Sosa and Looper instead of King, Kline Taverez and Calero.

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    I prefer the announcers that bag on the other team and pimp their own.
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    Dudes, just turn the sound down. If you don't like the delay on the Reds broadcast. Just do what I do, watch the game with no sound. I find it less frustrating that way hearing no insane comments from anybody.

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    I kind of like the guys who do the Braves games. They're Homers without being despective of the opposing team.
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    Re: Cardinals Announcers

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper
    I kind of like the guys who do the Braves games. They're Homers without being despective of the opposing team.
    I agree. I enjoy watching TBS telecasts when the Reds play the Braves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu
    I agree. I enjoy watching TBS telecasts when the Reds play the Braves.
    The Braves radio crew are also good. Those TV and Radio broadcasters have so much class it makes me sick.
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