I think this comes from the Pete Rose era, I really do. It comes from the false notion that Pete Rose was an average baseball player that hit a bunch of balls that would have been outs had he not run really hard to his position between innings and slid head first into third.WHY DOES THAT MATTER? WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE TYPE OF PLAYER HE IS OR HOW HE PRODUCES?
Yep, Rose was just awful. He was only good because he showed life out there.
You'd almost think Rose had 4,256 infield singles to listen to these old-timers.
Last edited by Dom Heffner; 02-18-2007 at 01:09 PM.
While I share alot of the criticisms the rest of you do about Marty. At least he isnt trying to say players names backwards or announcing that Lou and Ethel Mc Guinness from Peoria, Illinois are at the game today.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
I think i once notice Adam amble out to LF...
Nothing to see here. Please disperse.
Marty has his banana phone and other idosyncracies. The fact that harry Carey stunk doesn't make me feel better about Marty.While I share alot of the criticisms the rest of you do about Marty. At least he isnt trying to say players names backwards or announcing that Lou and Ethel Mc Guinness from Peoria, Illinois are at the game today.
Sportscasters in general have started to make sports less enjoyable for me.
Someone like Joe Morgan is a prime example.
Caller #1: Joe, what do you think about Jonathon Papelbon?
Morgan: Well, I haven't gotten a chance to see him play, really, so I don't want to offer an opinion on him.
Caller #2; What do you think of Ryan Theriot?
Morgan: I don't get too see him play much, so I don't want to say anything.
Well, gee, Joe, I've never seen these guys play in person, either, but I have this thing called the internet and newspapers and I can tell you about them and I only work for a living.
Morgan, like Marty, thinks we get too caught up in numbers to analyze these players. I'm not sure what else there is to look at, but it must involve watching them every day while holding a stop watch to see how quickly they walk out to their position.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
I never heard Carey do that until one day he said out of freaking nowhere, "You know, Sosa spelled backwards is "A-sose."
I'll agree with Yachtzee and say it was endearing. Or, at least it wasn't bitter and uniformed.
I see a lot of that with fans reactions towards Adam Dunn. He's perceived as slumping when he strikes out a lot, so every fan immediately reverts back to a 7 year old being screamed at by their hypercompetitive little league coach and being told to "hustle up" down the line.
23 Years and Counting...
Man, this thread is a whole lot like this one.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner