Tim McCarver Needs A Dictionary For Christmas

Saturday, June 16, 2007

(posted by OMDQ)

If anyone can explain how, exactly, this clip of Tim McCarver expressing confusion regarding Roger Clemens' formerly fatigued groin is still available on YouTube two full weeks after it was first posted, I would love to hear it.

Actually, in this case, I don't think "fatigued" meant "pulled" or "tired" - I think it meant, "not willing to return to action against an American League team that might accidentally light him up like a Christmas tree."

For the record (because it seems unfair of me to continually note the Sunday Night Baseball crappiness of Joe Morgan while allowing McCarver to slide by on Saturday afternoons), McCarver has already done the following during today's game:

-- Expressed surprise that the Fenway Park fans gave Dave Roberts a standing ovation on two consecutive days.

-- Touted Omar Vizquel as a "no doubt about it" Hall of Famer, then touted a "terrific play" he made the next inning on an over-the-shoulder catch that would have been a routine catch for the centerfielder.

-- Said Daisuke Matsuzaka has "too many pitches" because he threw a 3-2 slider to Dave Roberts and "walks to the first batter lead to multi-run innings." No follow-up five minutes later when the inning ended with Roberts stranded on second.

-- Had some fun with Barry Bonds' initials (BB) and baseball shorthand for walks (BB). You know, 'cause Barry walks a lot? Get it?

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 4:18 PM


Those guys have a lot of air time to fill, and few can do it as gracefully as Vin Scully. I suppose that's why you have a successful blog. :-)

Kevin Hayward said...
Jun 16, 2007, 5:48:00 PM  

Those of us in Southern California, thankfully, do not have to struggle through Tim this week. Matt Vasgersian is tough enough at times, but Joe Girardi is a good color guy.

Signal to Noise said...
Jun 16, 2007, 5:55:00 PM  

The explanation is easy...he's a fruit.

Dummy said...
Jun 16, 2007, 11:26:00 PM  

I don't see how you can diss Matt Vasgersian when you consider every other baseball announcer in the nation. I've actually laughed more than once during a Padres telecast, which I can't say for any other baseball announcing team.

Evan said...
Jun 17, 2007, 1:15:00 AM  

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