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Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Topic Start: January 13, 2010, 07:03:53 PM »
Just wondering what everyone else's rankings are.

Everyone seems to love good ol' Vin Scully :worship:

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #1: January 13, 2010, 07:55:37 PM »
Just wondering what everyone else's rankings are.

Everyone seems to love good ol' Vin Scully :worship:

Jon Miller.

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #2: January 13, 2010, 08:00:56 PM »
Mel Allen was great. 

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #3: January 13, 2010, 08:04:11 PM »
Worst:
Joe Buck
Joe Morgan
Ron Darling

Best:
Gary Matthews, Sr.
Jon Miller
Charlie Slowes and Dave Jaegler
Paul LoDuca

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #4: January 13, 2010, 08:04:12 PM »
Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #5: January 13, 2010, 08:08:06 PM »
Then, of course there is Harry Caray.  His call of the world's first baseball game (which includes from earlier games):
You Tube

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #6: January 13, 2010, 08:08:07 PM »
He passed away the day after MC'ng the Ted Williams memorial event at Fenway, but I grew up on Ned Martin.  Just the best radio guy there was. Jon Miller replaced him when he and his partner, Jim Woods, were fired in the late 70s for failing to talk up advertiser products during the innings. 

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« Reply #7: January 13, 2010, 08:28:12 PM »
Bob Wolff.     :thumbs:

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #8: January 13, 2010, 09:10:30 PM »
Best
Ernie Harwell
Jon Miller (best rain delay announcer stories)
Tony Kubek
Rob Dibble

Worst
There are a bunch

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #9: January 13, 2010, 11:34:56 PM »
Joe Buck is a jag off. 

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #10: January 14, 2010, 01:43:46 PM »
Vin Scully  :worship:  :worship:  :worship:  :worship:

I hear John Sterling up here in NY a lot. Never understood the draw. It's hard to listen to him call a game.

Chip Caray was pretty awful during the playoffs on TBS.

No more Steve Phillips on Sunday Night Baseball =  :woop:

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #11: January 14, 2010, 02:06:55 PM »
Like:

Orestes Destrade

Phil Rizzuto, may he rest in peace. He was so bad that it was fun to listen to him.

Gary Thorne, great voice, good knowledge of the game and when to shut the hell up.

Chuck Thompson


Worst: I don't know. I turn the games off if the announcers get on my nerves.






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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #12: January 14, 2010, 02:43:10 PM »
Like:

Orestes Destrade

Good call. Belongs on the smartest athlete list (although he admitted PED's right?)

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« Reply #13: January 14, 2010, 02:48:53 PM »
Good call. Belongs on the smartest athlete list (although he admitted PED's right?)

He also was suddenly fired from XM radio, not sure what happened there. 

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« Reply #14: January 14, 2010, 02:52:38 PM »
Good call. Belongs on the smartest athlete list (although he admitted PED's right?)

Not to my knowledge. He wasn't mentioned in the Mitchell Report, if that means anything.

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« Reply #15: January 14, 2010, 02:53:51 PM »
He also was suddenly fired from XM radio, not sure what happened there. 

Didn't Destrade & Mark Patrick do a show together?

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« Reply #16: January 14, 2010, 02:58:44 PM »
Didn't Destrade & Mark Patrick do a show together?

Yeah, with Buck Martinez, but Destrade left for "personal reasons".  I thought he was terrible, I'm bet Patrick and Martinez were relieved.

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #17: January 14, 2010, 03:05:14 PM »
Best-Mel Allen, Bob Wolff, and Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler. I also liked Michael Kay and Jon Sterling.

Worst- Jon Miller

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #18: January 14, 2010, 03:20:46 PM »
My bad it was Fernando Vina who admitted PED's and discussed them on Baseball Tonight, not Destrade.

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« Reply #19: January 14, 2010, 03:49:41 PM »
Yeah, with Buck Martinez, but Destrade left for "personal reasons".  I thought he was terrible, I'm bet Patrick and Martinez were relieved.

I find sports radio annoying. I guess that's why I don't listen to it.

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« Reply #20: January 14, 2010, 04:33:27 PM »
I find sports radio annoying. I guess that's why I don't listen to it.

Sometimes when they take stupid callers, it gets tedious. 

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #21: January 15, 2010, 12:52:41 PM »
Slowes, Jageler, and Vasgersian when he did games for the Padres are my favorites.  Dibble's a fun color commentator.

Worst: Jim Hunter of the BlO's. :hang:

Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #22: January 15, 2010, 09:16:54 PM »
Worst:
Skip Cary
Chip Cary
Don Sutton
Keith Hernandez
Charlie Steiner
Joe Buck

Best:
Jon Miller
Joe Morgan


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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #23: January 16, 2010, 08:30:18 AM »
I buy the mlb.tv package just to watch Dodgers games to listen to Vin Scully.  That's how much I like the guy.  I don't like the O's announcers.

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Re: Best and Worst MLB announcers?
« Reply #24: January 16, 2010, 08:37:03 AM »
worst Joe Morgan

I really like Dibble and Carpenter is growing on me, then again, that's probably because the are local