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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #75: May 24, 2022, 02:37:41 PM »
if you mixed Dibble and FP's voices together, you'd get Fransden. A bit deeper/more gravely than FP.

Frandsen has been fine, but just that, fine. I guess I'm in the minority as I liked FP. I'd really like to have Dibble back now that the team is on a 2008-09 nostalgia tour.

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #76: May 24, 2022, 03:27:24 PM »
if you mixed Dibble and FP's voices together, you'd get Fransden. A bit deeper/more gravely than FP.

Frandsen has been fine, but just that, fine. I guess I'm in the minority as I liked FP. I'd really like to have Dibble back now that the team is on a 2008-09 nostalgia tour.
I thought Frandsen's "YES" on the triple play the other day sounded very Dibble-ish.

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #77: May 24, 2022, 03:32:12 PM »
I’m just going to keep saying this until you realize it’s true. Frandsen sounds like Dibble. Not FP.

Agree with that. Forgot about Dibble.

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #78: May 24, 2022, 04:31:46 PM »
I just can't get past how much he sounds like FP, it makes it seem there's been no change for me even though yes Frandsen is less snarky than FP. If we were getting someone new I just wish they actually sounded like someone new. 
too bad Gilbert Gottfried passed. He would have sounded different.

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #79: June 20, 2022, 01:50:43 PM »
Who else was driven to the point of throwing a brick thru his TV during the Frandsen/Amaro blabberfest yesterday? Whatever happened to real baseball broadcasts where the PBP guy called the game and the color guy interjected a salient point every so often and not every 6 seconds? A lost art...

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #80: June 20, 2022, 03:14:37 PM »
Yesterday was the first time we heard Franny in a week

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #81: June 20, 2022, 04:08:22 PM »
Who else was driven to the point of throwing a brick thru his TV during the Frandsen/Amaro blabberfest yesterday? Whatever happened to real baseball broadcasts where the PBP guy called the game and the color guy interjected a salient point every so often and not every 6 seconds? A lost art...
Part of the reason is the long time between pitches. Once they use the pitch clock there will be less time for babbling.  Three in the booth is too many.

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #82: June 20, 2022, 04:14:02 PM »
I'm assuming that was just his vacation spot for the season?

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #83: June 20, 2022, 04:35:39 PM »
I just can't get past how much he sounds like FP,
 
I also think he sounds at times very much like FP.   But I also think at times he sounds like Kolko.  So much so that it takes me some time to realize it's not Kolko. (As soon as he says something showing some insight I realize it's not Kolko.)

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #84: June 20, 2022, 04:57:44 PM »
I'm assuming that was just his vacation spot for the season?
Bob mentioned Frandsen's Dad passed away last week.  He was possibly going to come back for the Zimmerman day broadcast, but held back a day.

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #85: June 20, 2022, 08:41:12 PM »
Bob mentioned Frandsen's Dad passed away last week.  He was possibly going to come back for the Zimmerman day broadcast, but held back a day.
oh, I missed that. Then, yeah, seems perfectly reasonable he would have been away for a while. Condolences to the Frandsens.

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Re: New TV Color Commentator - Kevin Frandsen
« Reply #86: June 21, 2022, 11:19:54 PM »
Part of the reason is the long time between pitches. Once they use the pitch clock there will be less time for babbling. 

The pitch clock won't stop Frandsen from babbling. Nothing short of cutting out his tongue will, and that probably wouldn't work either. He spews more words over the course of 3 hours than most of us do in an entire week.

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The pitch clock won't stop Frandsen from babbling. Nothing short of cutting out his tongue will, and that probably wouldn't work either. He spews more words over the course of 3 hours than most of us do in an entire week.


Nothing liker FP, who told us every one of his insights three times, and repeated his jokes a few times, as well, as if we couldn't remember.

I have spent the last 50 years in New York, where I came to love Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, and Frank Messer. Those three rotated around radio and TV. Scooter and White teased each other non-stop, like the evening that Bill White asked Rizzuto if he had played with Joe Dimaggio during the 1941 streak, and Rizzuto added that he came up when Lou Gehrig was playing 1B, leading White to say, "You mean, Scooter, you are so old that you played alongside Lou GEHRIG?" And on and on. They were great.