October 26, 2004

Game 3 Annoyance

Will those Fox people stop harassing the fans? Do they think we’re so bored watching the game that we need to hear them ask stupid questions to fans who are obviously trying to watch the game.

Worse, when they’re talking to the managers you get the feeling that they’re distracting someone who is busy managing a team trying to win an extremely important game.

Pedro in the top of the 6th: “Hey! look at me! I’m on base in the World Series!!!” You go, Pedro!

Posted by James at October 26, 2004 10:34 PM
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Be careful what you wish for :-). Did you catch that "interview" with that "Leon" guy in the eighth? Somebody should pay for that.

Posted by: adamg at October 26, 2004 11:21 PM

I wish I could get Joe & Jerry on the radio and mute the Fox morons, but AM reception after 8 P.M. is quite bad.

I can't stand Tim McCarver or his horse blanket sportcoats. Fox broadcasters have never like the Sox, so it is with great unhappiness that I am forced to listen to their inane prattling during games.

Posted by: Patti M. at October 27, 2004 8:59 AM

I don't even think Joe and Jerry are calling these games. At least, I haven't heard them on since the Series began. That made me very sad, but I'll check again.

In any case, FOX puts a delay on their broadcast, which makes listening with the sound off and the AM on unworkable. It's too jarring to hear about the plays before you see them.

Posted by: James at October 27, 2004 9:23 AM

They're calling the games. Every time I see highlights on WBZ Channel 4, the audio is always Joe & Jerry.

I agree, it's a little weird to have the audio unsynched with the video, but listening to Mr. Horse Blanket Jacket blather on and on stretches my tolerance level to breaking EVERY time.

Posted by: Patti M. at October 27, 2004 9:30 AM

Then I may start carrying around a radio.

Posted by: James at October 27, 2004 9:45 AM

Joe and Jerry are far superior to the FOX team. They not only tell you what happened, half the time they tell you what's going to happen. Same thing with Remy on TV.

Posted by: Mike at October 27, 2004 10:15 AM

Jo and Jerry are indeed calling the games and supposedly EEI has synched them to the live broadcasts. We just don't get any reception at night in our house for some reason. For this reason I will likely be investing in satellite radio next summer.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at October 27, 2004 11:20 AM

Yay! Satellite radio!

Posted by: Patti M. at October 27, 2004 11:21 AM

Think I can get Joe and Jerry out here? The coverage has been abysmal. At least the games have been enjoyable. ;-)

Sox are up 3-0 and I'm already seeing articles talking about "the best team doesn't always win". First, it's not over yet. Second, bite me! If the Sox pull this off, there really can be no dispute that they are the best team.

Posted by: briwei at October 27, 2004 4:58 PM

"The best team doesn't always win" eh?

I will respond to those folks when the series is over. But, until then, tell me Suppan running around like a chicken with its head cut off constitutes an example of the best team, who just happens not to be winning.

People keep changing their story. Yesterday the Cards fan sites were saying that game 3 was pivotal (they thought they were going to win it).

The Cardinals seem like decent guys. The fans seem like decent folks. But the Cards ain't no Red Sox and their fans ain't no Red Sox fans.

We believe. And if that means we're being set up for a fall, so be it. Been there and survived. Bring it on. No matter what happens no, we're going to see us some baseball.

Posted by: James at October 27, 2004 5:44 PM

Hell yes! And they do seem like decent guys, but you don't really hear much about their team chemistry like you do in Boston. And you certainly don't hear about their fans. BTW - I have a friend who is both a Cardinals and Red Sox fan. He is in his glory.

Posted by: briwei at October 27, 2004 8:16 PM

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