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#1 TWC

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

... to give a shit about.

Considering that there are several hours a day in which the Cubs do not play, but other teams do, and considering that I've paid for access to nearly every game this season, I'm wondering if it's worth even feigning an interest in another team. Probably an AL team.

In all honesty, the quality of their radio announcers is pretty damn high on my list of important things about any new team that I'd listen to.

Any thoughts?

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

Rays, man. They have DJ Kitty.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:39 AM

I would have thought Oakland would be the obvious choice considering your proximity.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

Royals or Indians. Cause they suck, too.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

Honestly though, if I picked a second team, I wouldn't care about them a tenth as much as I do about the Cubs. Not worth it.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

Honestly though, if I picked a second team, I wouldn't care about them a tenth as much as I do about the Cubs. Not worth it.


Totally. I just want a distraction that involves baseball.

edit: now that I think about it, it's probably time to dig out/update the Cubs' minor league affiliates' radio links. That got me some front page coverage last year!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

I would have thought Oakland would be the obvious choice considering your proximity.


Yeah, trouble is (IIRC) that their radio announcers suck ass. I might be misremembering.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:20 PM


I would have thought Oakland would be the obvious choice considering your proximity.


Yeah, trouble is (IIRC) that their radio announcers suck ass. I might be misremembering.


They're rated above average, according to Fangraphs' crowd-sourcing project:

http://www.fangraphs...tv-master-list/

If I didn't know better, I'd point out to you the team with the highest rated radio broadcast team, but I know you're opinion on that particular team already.

I tend to choose secondary teams based on pure jealously. For instance, I like to watch the Rangers, because I covet, like, all their players.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

If I didn't know better, I'd point out to you the team with the highest rated radio broadcast team, but I know you're opinion on that particular team already.


Jon Miller is fantastically fantastic.

But fuck the fucking Giants.

I have watched a few Rangers games this season for precisely the reason you mention. Haven't yet checked out their radio team.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

I suggest the Angels. They are almost always fundamentally sound and, in contrast to the Cubs, have a lot of speed. Following Trout, Pujols, Trumbo, etc., can't be bad.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:59 AM

I watch/listen to a lot of baseball. The Cubs are obviously a daily occurrence, but I will do some flipping around the MLB At Bat subscription. I am very fond of their application for my computer because the radio broadcasts are streamed with the TV broadcasts. FWIW, I find the TV guys for most ML teams to be below the standards of the radio guys.

So these are my rankings (1-10) of my favorite teams to watch in order (excluding the Cubs)
1. Red Sox
2. Dodgers
3. Giants
4. Reds
5. Mariners
6. Yankees
7. Brewers
8. Twins
9. Rangers
10. Orioles

I probably watch these teams more than any other MLB teams. I like their radio guys, the general feel of their stadium (I cannot stand to watch Tampa, Oakland, and Toronto because of their stadiums...it's a shame because Tampa and Oakland can be fun to watch).

Anyway...that was a good time waster.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:28 AM

I watched most of the LA/SD game last night.

Boy oh boy, are the San Diego announcers bad. Dick Enberg's okay-ish, but the color guy and the two dugout/sideline idiots they have (Mark Sweeney and a blonde lady) are fucking awful. They clearly don't listen to the upstairs booth so when a question is thrown to them, their "answers" have no relation to what was asked. Just idiocy.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

I watched most of the LA/SD game last night.

Boy oh boy, are the San Diego announcers bad. Dick Enberg's okay-ish, but the color guy and the two dugout/sideline idiots they have (Mark Sweeney and a blonde lady) are fucking awful. They clearly don't listen to the upstairs booth so when a question is thrown to them, their "answers" have no relation to what was asked. Just idiocy.

Maybe they were listening but also following the Women in Baseball thread and were following the flow of the thread instead.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:48 AM


I watched most of the LA/SD game last night.

Boy oh boy, are the San Diego announcers bad. Dick Enberg's okay-ish, but the color guy and the two dugout/sideline idiots they have (Mark Sweeney and a blonde lady) are fucking awful. They clearly don't listen to the upstairs booth so when a question is thrown to them, their "answers" have no relation to what was asked. Just idiocy.

Maybe they were listening but also following the Women in Baseball thread and were following the flow of the thread instead.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

For me it'd be the Indians. Francona.
He's got a gift. Old school/New school blend. Gets the most out of the men on his roster (he made Manny R. functional--for baseball). He makes me laugh in post-game interviews.




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