Last edited by Matt700wlw; 08-01-2007 at 04:26 PM. Reason: better title
Talk about taking the easy way out ...
When Hank hit #715, Scully called the play all the way up until the blast landed in the bullpen. Then he paused for quite some time while the crowd roared in the background. Scully's commentary about Aaron receiving a standing ovation in the deep south didn't occur until after the lengthy pause for the crowd's reaction, by which point Hank had already crossed the plate.
That was a very classy call too, IMO, and it came from arguably the greatest baseball pbp guy in history.
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
Put an end to the Lost Decade.
I'm not saying that's why Scully is necessarily doing in this case, should it occur while he's broadcasting, but it's an element from a bygone day nonetheless.
He's still the best in the biz.
Originally Posted by nate
Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.
“I won’t give an opinion,” he said. “That’s not my job.”
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
If the organization is going to permit them to add their opinion's to the broadcast, why would they not continue to do it?
Scully has his style, and approach...and obviously it's worked. Others have theirs.
Last edited by Matt700wlw; 08-01-2007 at 10:44 PM.
Marty isn't a hall of famer either.Thom's not a hall of famer, Brantley's not a hall of famer....and yes, their bosses listen to the broadcasts...
Ford Frick Award
This excellence in baseball broadcasting award was first given in 1978 to recognize the broadcaster for his or her major contributions to baseball via the broadcast booth. The Ford Frick Award winners are selected by a committee of baseball executives and media personnel and the trophy is given during the annual induction ceremonies at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
The winners of the Ford Frick Award are not truly "members" of the hall of fame. Their names are inscribed on an exhibit called "Scribes and Mikemen" outside of the main library at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Nothing to see here. Please disperse.