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    Re: How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Padres have Dick Enberg, he's a joy

    Grant not so much
    Enberg isn't my favorite, though he's not bad. But he is definitely biased in his game calling.

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    Re: How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Padres have Dick Enberg, he's a joy

    Grant not so much
    When I hear Enberg, I think NFL on NBC with Merlin Olsen, and Wimbledon with Bud Collins.
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    Re: How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Vin Scully called....
    To each their own. I think strict objectivity is not necessary in a local announcer nor should it be expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elfmanvt07 View Post
    It's worth noting that almost all of Thom's homerism evaporates when he's called on to work a Reds game on national FOX.
    As it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    The Red Sox guys come off neutral because they're usually not paying attention to or talking about the game.
    Why would they want to this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    To each their own. I think strict objectivity is not necessary in a local announcer nor should it be expected.
    Sure it's fine when the team is doing well, but I couldn't stand listening to Marty and Thom when the Reds were doing poorly. They can really beat a dead horse about something they see that they don't like. I can see they're bad. I don't need the announcers harping on it the entire game. Nobody plays the indignant man like the Brennemans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Sure it's fine when the team is doing well, but I couldn't stand listening to Marty and Thom when the Reds were doing poorly. They can really beat a dead horse about something they see that they don't like. I can see they're bad. I don't need the announcers harping on it the entire game. Nobody plays the indignant man like the Brennemans.
    You try enthusiastically calling 162 games a year over 10 years with brutal teams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Why would they want to this year?
    True, but the stuff they do talk about somehow manages to be even less interesting than the games.
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    I want my announcer to be a homer. I love Vin, and there is not and never will be anyone like him, but I also love The Hawk, Marty, Sterling, and others. They play to a select market who follows THEIR team. It matters not.
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    Re: How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    I am always curious about something...for the home team flagship radio and tv broadcasts, does anyone expect the announcers to be neutral?

    Its the last thing I would want.

    If its a national broadcast, of course it should be neutral. But for the hometeam calls? I expect there to be some identification with and even rooting for the hometeam.

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    Re: How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    To each their own. I think strict objectivity is not necessary in a local announcer nor should it be expected.
    Ah, there it is. Yes, this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Never understood this concept of an "objective" announcer for local networks. Its not like regular local news journalists or announcers for national broadcasts. Local network announcers are paid for by the Teams and you want to see someloca slant and some flair to them. You want them to build interest and enthusiam for the home team.

    You would hope they would have enough objectivity to tell it like it is, but being a homer? That's part of the job description.
    Totally agree. To me, a local announcer should be pulling for the locals. Just don't fail to point out the greatness of the other side and the shortcomings of "our" side.
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    I expect a home team announcer to be a little biased, but I could do without them using we and us. I think Milo Hamilton is the biggest offender in that regard.
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    I don't mind a home announcer being a little biased. As long as he gives the other team credit when they do well and not try to put down their performance because the "home" team was bad that day. Also don't like it when they start blaming the umpires for the teams ills. Bob Carpenter of the Nats is really bad for that. The White Sox guys are the worst. Especially Harrleson. Just unlistenable at times. I would have thought the Cards announcers would be much higher. They are extremely biased and are in the same league as Harrelson and Stone.
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    Re: How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    The #4 ranked Astros are the "local" broadcast I get stuck with whenever the Reds play them. Both Jim Deshaies and Bill Brown are enthusiastic practitioners of we-speak. (I think they caught it from Milo Hamilton.) This season can't have been much fun for them.
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