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So long F.P. - Who's next?
« Topic Start: November 03, 2021, 01:36:48 PM »
Please don't let Justin Maxwell get this gig

For those of you on Twitter, he posted a long goodbye https://twitter.com/fightinhydrant

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« Reply #1: November 03, 2021, 03:10:12 PM »
This is a result of the allegations against him, I assume?  Haven't kept up much this year.

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« Reply #2: November 03, 2021, 03:26:41 PM »
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« Reply #4: November 03, 2021, 03:27:55 PM »
This is a result of the allegations against him, I assume?  Haven't kept up much this year.

I assume he had a bad taste in his mouth from the investigation and being booted off the air for a month.

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« Reply #5: November 03, 2021, 03:28:25 PM »
To his credit, the bruhiness got dialed way down after his supension. 


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« Reply #7: November 03, 2021, 04:31:10 PM »
To his credit, the bruhiness got dialed way down after his supension.
Dude is 54. Bout time.

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« Reply #8: November 03, 2021, 04:46:48 PM »
the replacement seems pretty obvious, especially with the team rebuilding

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« Reply #9: November 03, 2021, 04:51:25 PM »
He'd have plenty of material to work with...
the replacement seems pretty obvious, especially with the team rebuilding

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« Reply #10: November 03, 2021, 05:09:20 PM »
I assume he had a bad taste in his mouth from the investigation and being booted off the air for a month.
I sincerely doubt this was his decision.

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« Reply #11: November 03, 2021, 05:13:01 PM »
Bring back Dibble so he can nag about how bad the team is, again!

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« Reply #12: November 04, 2021, 05:55:30 AM »
I can't imagine a more unattractive product than listening to Justin Maxwell, while watching a 70 win team.  Please don't let that happen.  Morse would be even worse.

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« Reply #13: November 04, 2021, 08:34:22 AM »
On the other side of this, I’m shocked that Bob is back for at least two more seasons. I really thought he was checking out based on how much time he took off this past season (and they didn’t travel at all so he was home every night). Hard to believe he’s going to jump right back in, especially if they’re traveling again next season.

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« Reply #14: November 04, 2021, 08:38:10 AM »
I can't imagine a more unattractive product than listening to Justin Maxwell, while watching a 70 win team.  Please don't let that happen.  Morse would be even worse.
He will work cheap. And you will watch anyway. They know that.

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« Reply #15: November 04, 2021, 08:38:33 AM »
On the other side of this, I’m shocked that Bob is back for at least two more seasons. I really thought he was checking out based on how much time he took off this past season (and they didn’t travel at all so he was home every night). Hard to believe he’s going to jump right back in, especially if they’re traveling again next season.
Didn’t see that.  Yes. Surprising.

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Re: So long F.P. - Who's next?
« Reply #16: November 04, 2021, 08:59:04 AM »
I can't imagine a more unattractive product than listening to Justin Maxwell, while watching a 70 win team.  Please don't let that happen.  Morse would be even worse.
Bad team, probably bad color commentator, NL DH, bullpenning....   I don't know if I'm just turning into a grumpy old man, but I am less enthusiastic for this baseball season than I have ever been.   Throw in a work stoppage, and I'm not sure baseball doesn't lose me as a long time fan.

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« Reply #17: November 04, 2021, 09:20:13 AM »
Bad team, probably bad color commentator, NL DH, bullpenning....   I don't know if I'm just turning into a grumpy old man, but I am less enthusiastic for this baseball season than I have ever been.   Throw in a work stoppage, and I'm not sure baseball doesn't lose me as a long time fan.

well, there are always 5 hour playoff games to look forward to with other teams playing

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« Reply #18: November 04, 2021, 09:36:01 AM »
Bad team, probably bad color commentator, NL DH, bullpenning....   I don't know if I'm just turning into a grumpy old man, but I am less enthusiastic for this baseball season than I have ever been.   Throw in a work stoppage, and I'm not sure baseball doesn't lose me as a long time fan.

I pretty much checked out of baseball last summer and missed it a lot less than I expected.

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« Reply #19: November 04, 2021, 09:52:32 AM »
On the other side of this, I’m shocked that Bob is back for at least two more seasons. I really thought he was checking out based on how much time he took off this past season (and they didn’t travel at all so he was home every night). Hard to believe he’s going to jump right back in, especially if they’re traveling again next season.

That's a big "if." I note on Caps broadcasts Joe B and Locker are working from the studio, so who knows what MASN will do. I tend to think they're more inclined to cheap out than NBC Sports Washington, though—among other things, Joe B has mentioned how the Caps organization is very accommodating and allows them to fly on the team charter and other such things. I don't know whether that's true of the Nats as well.

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« Reply #20: November 04, 2021, 10:20:04 AM »
I pretty much checked out of baseball last summer and missed it a lot less than I expected.
Maybe the team could move to Montreal for a few years.  Then fans would appreciate more when they come back.

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« Reply #21: November 04, 2021, 10:21:08 AM »
I'd put my money on Bo Porter being the guy.

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« Reply #22: November 04, 2021, 10:24:20 AM »
I can't imagine a more unattractive product than listening to Justin Maxwell, while watching a 70 win team.  Please don't let that happen.  Morse would be even worse.
I mean, is Washington, DC a major media/sports market, or not? Judging by the overall quality of "sports radio" (to include team announcers/commentators) in the area, my answer would be "no." Even Bmore (a decidedly lesser media market) has had top guys like Jon Miller, Gary Thorne, etc).

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Re: So long F.P. - Who's next?
« Reply #23: November 04, 2021, 10:38:43 AM »
I pretty much checked out of baseball last summer and missed it a lot less than I expected.

2019 was the end of the story for me.  We got robbed of a real celebration with the sham of a "season" they shoehorned into 2020, and by 2021 our win was old news.  Natinals forever, even when we're freaking WS champs :smh:

Combo that with "rebuilding" mode and it's easy to feel like baseball is yesterday's news.  Not in my 20s anymore, got a lot of other things to spend my time on these days.

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Re: So long F.P. - Who's next?
« Reply #24: November 04, 2021, 10:47:35 AM »
I pretty much checked out of baseball last summer and missed it a lot less than I expected.

The sticky stuff killed the sport for me this year. Not necessarily that they were DOING it, but how Manfred initially handed it by letting it continue. This was on top of the Astros getting off Scott free and continuing to go on runs. These owners learned nothing from the steroid era and I’m sick of it. Now starting pitchers are getting pulled after 70 pitches because of spreadsheets.

If I could watch the games without a VPN it would help. I go to a few games and have a blast. MLB does anything it can to ruin the sport.

I shut it all down this summer and watched college. MLB is simply not a good product compared to other baseball leagues.