The Ugly- Fox Baseball

Monday, October 23, 2006

Okay, I'm starting with the pregame and then working our way through the two games in Detroit. I really don't have to tell you how awful this group of folks is, so if anything you can laugh at the assinine comments (while I pull my hair out).....

The Pregame:

I don't know any other way to say this, and we know that Eric Byrnes just LOVES blogs, but the kid is on a stimulant of some kind. He does a bump before the show and then just hits on Jeannie Zelasko (who just had a kid recently) for the next 30 minutes. It's lame and kind of annoying. Kevin Kennedy is the least maddening, and when you say're saying a lot.

Nothing pinpointed their confusion and lack of continuity more than when they were heading to John Cougar Mellencamp for his Chevy Song......

"When it’s all done you can cuddle up next to Kevin Kennedy”- JZ
“Kenny Rogers on quite a ride and I want to ride shotgun!!!!!!”- EB
“Tigers call Albert Pujols the alien because of the other-worldly things he
does, and with that said.........We go to John Cougar Mellencamp singing his new
hit”- JZ

for it...............

Wait.....where's John? John's not even on the

Fox Production Guy: Quick put on another JCMC song and
stat! (Network starts playing Small Town) Oh shit there he is......okay cut it.
Just seemless transition from a clueless lady, a cokehead, and a dolt. Can't stand them......onto the booth.

So why did Fox go with a three man team in the NLCS, but drop Lugo and go with a two-man for the World Series??? Your guess is as good as mine, but without actual insight the FOX booth is running on full idiocy now. Here are the quotes through the first two games:

"Here’s some good news…..Rain and Snow possibly tomorrow"- JB
"Ahhh Jingle Bells"- TMc

“When you have a hitter like that you get him in the cradle”- TMc

"Not only a great arm, but great feet work. Feet are always under him
when he throws”- TMc

"Now todd jones will try to end it, and save it, AND close it”- JB

.......and my personal favorite.........

"Pitching tonight for the Detroit Tigers: Steve Rogers"- TMc

So in a nutshell it's plain maddening. Well be around these parts tomorrow for perhaps a pseudo live-blog of Game 3, but I don't see how it could get much worse. See you for the MNF Live-Blog Tonight at around 8 pm.....until then....

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:36 PM


You might have said it already, but McCarver mentioned that Eckstein, like us, has 20 digits, and then he proceeded to state what he meant was 10 fingers and 10 toes. My jaw dropped. When you think you have heard it all, someone goes ahead and tops it!

I leaned over to my wife, and said thousands of people are blogging about this right now.

karl said...
Oct 23, 2006, 7:29:00 PM  

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