Running Quotes From The ASG

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I've got nothing better to do tonight, so it's pseudo live-blog time. I will be keeping a running log of the better (worse) quotes from tonight's ASG. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

And this just in.....Chris Issak is singing the National Anthem! Talk about someone who's now!!

Ooh the Taco Bell Swing For A Million Sweepstakes! Ha, and the dude almost whiffs hitting the ball off the tee. Horrible.

And Homer Simpson has something to say. I swear no film in history has had this much promotion around it.

"And now your NL All Star Reserves (pause) and now your NL Coaches"- Joe Buck, Whoops.....Joseph was unaware of the order there.

Oh Eric Byrnes you crazy guy...."You don't want to get in a fight with me out here guys...I'm pretty intense tonight"- EB, YOU DEFEND THAT KAYAK (and your precious dog too) ERIC!

Nothing too bad so far.....though we did just have a little girl picking her nose as we went to break.

Tim McCarver gives us the definition of "Busker"....thanks Tim....didn't know what that meant either.

Who's bored already? ME!

I don't really know what McCarver was trying to say, but he said that Miguel Cabrera's contract is up at the end of this year...he's not a FA til '10- Vegas Watch

"Last year of his contract with Florida and he'll be commanding big money next year."- TM

Ha, great catch Jacob.....Miguel Cabrera's Bio

Ah the Burger King Hot Zone makes an appearance. OMDQ is fuming somewhere.


God I hate him.

When they use the term "this time it counts" they realize that it's been like this for 4 years now right?

"You only see outfielders doing that...not infielders because they expect balls to be hit right at them."- McCarver on Soriano practicing his swing in the field.

Umm really Tim? You can't hit balls directly to outfielders??? Okay...just checking.

Who the hell is Jose Mota? FOX has more random on-field reporters than any other network.

"Why is Marvin Harrison doing sideline reports for FOX??"- WCT

Hahaha....another great call. I'm looking for a picture right now.


I can't believe Joe Buck said the Young-Lee fight was like "something out of 300". Good lord.

"As you're looking at the Burger, the Burger King Hot Zone."- Tim McCarver, Hahahaha....actually I like the Burger Zone better. Fixed!

"There's a swimming Bulldog! Here it looks like Superman in a cape to save him."- Eric Byrnes

Hahahaha....his dog even hates him. He was swimming to Alcatraz.

Ichiro is going to be your MVP....get that man a Chevy!

"Bruin the dog of Eric Byrnes is back on the boat"- Joe Buck


"Took this from Baseball Analysts: "Joe asks Tim, a former catcher himself, what his career high was. "Thirteen," McCarver responds as sure as can be. Go ahead and look. His high was nine in 1966.""- Vegas Watch

Hahahahaha. I knew I should have checked.

"Cordero gets it up...and so does Crawford"- Jeremy, Good catch J.

Russell Martin looks like Turtle from Entourage Joe? Really??? And I look like Kenji Johjima.

Wow...Victor Martinez getting cozy with Sizemore and Sabbathia. Cute.

"He couldn't fit mine in his's so big."- Joe Buck on his schlong scorecard.

Great job by the technical folks to have Paula Cole's keyboard ready. Boy this is awkward. Okay....that wait was worth it. That girl can sing!

"Don't fight's the All Star Game."- Joe Buck

Tell that to Eric Byrnes, Joe!!!

"If his hobby wasn't cooking he'd be known as Little Papi."- Timmy Mc talking about David Ortiz during a report in the 8th inning even though Papi hasn't played since the 4th inning.

"And he (Utley) likes to dance at weddings which makes Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson very happy"- JB
"I'll have to ask Chase if he limits his dancing to weddings only."- TM

Man crush alert!

"I used to like to dance a lot more before knee problems."- TM


"That looked like the splitter down."- TM

Uhh yeah. As opposed to up?

"The speeds of those two pitches are so different, so is JJ Putz with his fastball and his splitter."- TM


"A lot of people working awfully hard to bring you the sights and sounds from San Diego"- JB
"Did I say San Diego?"- JB
"Yep."- TM
"Good work Joe....way to close down the broadcast."-JB

So there you have it. The AL makes it interesting, but wins their 10th in a row as Meatwad nails the prediciton. Ichiro wins the MVP. And two special guys made yet another Midsummer Classic a memorable one. I can't wait for the playoffs!

Photo via The Sports Hernia be sure to check out their post.

"He loves you San Francisco! He hits homeruns and he's going to be a free agent!!! You like that one?"- Jeanne Zelasko

Umm he's not.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 5:34 PM


AA- I'm with you for the duration, at least when I'm not in the break room (at work) watching. Of course I'll have the sound down to a "listenable" volume. Trust me, you'd rather have Marty Brennamen (Thom's dad) from the Reds and Jeff Brantley calling this one, even though you called MB an 'asshat' a couple weeks ago :)

Of course anyone's better than Buck/McCarver. That is who's doing this 5-4 A.L. Victory, correct?

Meatwad said...
Jul 10, 2007, 7:39:00 PM  

It's no secret that baseball has fans.

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 8:05:00 PM  

You gotta love the Tribute to the "Say Hey" kid, but LET'S PLAY BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew i'd be driving home at midnight listening to the end of this thing......

Meatwad said...
Jul 10, 2007, 8:45:00 PM  

My God, too bad AA, that this isn't completely live because with Joe Buck you know there's going to be golden quotes.

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 8:50:00 PM  

It'll be mostly live....I'm just not doing the play by play of the game. Just the quotes.

Glad everyone could stop by.

Jul 10, 2007, 8:54:00 PM  

what does a slow quad feel like tim?

Peter said...
Jul 10, 2007, 9:01:00 PM  

Vlad told Quigmire "move your vagina arm outta my way"

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 9:08:00 PM  

That Griffey JR. guy is pretty decent. Too bad this will be the only game he plays in this year that "Counts".

Meatwad said...
Jul 10, 2007, 9:16:00 PM  

I don't really know what McCarver was trying to say, but he said that Miguel Cabrera's contract is up at the end of this year...he's not a FA til '10

Jul 10, 2007, 9:32:00 PM  

So essentially Buck's reasoning that Hargrove "lost his passion" rather than being forced out by the Ichiro thing is that...the Mariners are doing well? And that makes sense how?

Jul 10, 2007, 9:39:00 PM  

Buck- "We keep hearing this time it counts..."

No, you're the assholes who keep SAYING this time it counts. It's you. And nobody else.

Jul 10, 2007, 9:44:00 PM  

ok im a sox fan...but please putz over papelbon as the al closer? jim has someone been sneaking some of those wacky cigs in your marlboro reds pack?

Peter said...
Jul 10, 2007, 9:49:00 PM  

Why is Marvin Harrison doing sideline reports for FOX??

WCT said...
Jul 10, 2007, 9:54:00 PM  

Here's Marvin:

Jul 10, 2007, 10:05:00 PM  

i love that the first comment back from the break after all the bonds talk is thank godness justice was served...

Peter said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

odds that Buck has seen 300....50:1?

Jul 10, 2007, 10:11:00 PM  

OK I'm a little late on this, but DANE FUCKING COOK?!?!?! The NFL gets Don Cheadle and we get Dane Cook? I'm gonna have to take at least a month off from KSK after that debacle.

HamdenBorn said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:19:00 PM  

Crawford? Tamba Bay? HR? All star? Huh? I was pretty sure the rules where have to pick one player from each team EXCEPT Tamba Bay

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:29:00 PM  

The fans of Detriot and Boston thank you carl crawford!

Peter said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:33:00 PM  

"Cordero gets it up...and so does Crawford"

What the hell are they announcing? The All Star Fluffing Game?

Jeremy said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:35:00 PM  

Dear Joe Buck,
There is a gun taped to the bottom of your seat.

Fans from AA
p.s. Use it on yourself.

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:35:00 PM  

Took this from Baseball Analysts: "Joe asks Tim, a former catcher himself, what his career high was. "Thirteen," McCarver responds as sure as can be. Go ahead and look. His high was nine in 1966."

Jul 10, 2007, 10:36:00 PM  

"That's when 'bird, bird, bird' was the word in Detroit." -TM

Awful Chief said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:39:00 PM  

"He couldn't fit mine in his pocket, it's so big" -JB

Awful Chief said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:47:00 PM  

Paula Cole....great...thanks for giving up on us Fox.

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:50:00 PM  

What does Joe Buck have on his mind in the 2nd half of this game? First he commented about Cordero and Crawford getting it up and now its too big to fit in his pocket? They may need to give this a TV MA17 rating next year.

Jeremy said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:50:00 PM  

Well Jeremy, I think it has a lot to do with the fact that Joe has a big ol' crush on Chris Isaak.

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:52:00 PM  

Nothing worse than an announcing Man Crush that he can't keep secret

Jeremy said...
Jul 10, 2007, 10:53:00 PM  

Dear Joe,

I'm not a baseball fan, but I've heard snippets from tonight. YOU SUCK!

Plus I'll be glad to announce, that we'll all be on-field reporters for the MLB on FOX for the rest of the year.

Mookie said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:05:00 PM  
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Peter said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:05:00 PM  

"If his hobby wasn't cooking, his nickname would be 'little papi'." -TM

Awful Chief said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:07:00 PM  

turn the strikethrough off, AA


Jul 10, 2007, 11:07:00 PM  

Whoops....the word schlong would not be struckthrough!

Jul 10, 2007, 11:11:00 PM  

Wagner got touched...Show us where on the doll Joe touched you Billy.

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:12:00 PM  

Wow we only have an inning and a half left of this train wreck? Where did the time go? Joe/Tim get your guns ready

Jeremy said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:13:00 PM  

It'll be a great finale

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:15:00 PM  

McCarver on Rowand running into the wall: "Facial laceration, he broke a nose..."

Luckily he has eight more...

Jul 10, 2007, 11:19:00 PM  

been watching with friends, when they asked who was announging i said unfortunetly, buck and the retard. they id not get why, they do now.

larry burns said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:24:00 PM  

Oooooooooh a Tahoe Hybrid. Now Ichiro can get 20 instead of 13MPG. Way to look out for the enviorment Fox.

Jeremy said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:26:00 PM  

just read this at deadspin...thought I would pass it along...tim's wiki pagen has already been updated with this...

During the broadcast of the 2007 All Star Game, Joe Buck asked McCarver what's the most bases he'd ever stolen in one season. McCarver replied "13" without missing a beat, though he never stole more than nine bases in any season.

Peter said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:28:00 PM  

You know its bad when Dmitri Young is an option.

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:29:00 PM  

Is there an echo in the booth? First Joe Buck mentioned that this is Bruce Froeming's last year and he gets to remember it with a bruise. Not missing step does McCarver come in and repeat him. Hellooollollo

Jeremy said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:32:00 PM

FJM checking in with commentary on McCarver's "13 steals"

Jul 10, 2007, 11:33:00 PM  

From the shadows Steve Stone comes equipped with a bowe and continues to make a necklace out of Joe's teeth then makes the last inning fun and interesting...I can dream damn it.

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:35:00 PM  

JB on Froemming: "He is a beauty..."

How great would it be if announcers said "no homo" after comments like that?

Jul 10, 2007, 11:40:00 PM  

Most announcers would say "no homo" but not Joe Buck...he's a real man

By the way nice O&A reference

Jeremy said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:47:00 PM  

Its that mind strength, strong hands, weighs planning something buddy?

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:48:00 PM  

The NL has one guy left on the bench...Pujols. What a joke. He's the guy you save as the emergency guy, LaRussa? Really?

Jul 10, 2007, 11:53:00 PM  

Well I take back my Young comment...who the hell knew

Lord Nero said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:55:00 PM  

I had to step away for a bit so please please please tell me Joe or Tim said that "Putz couldn't finish" or "Putz almost blew it"

Jeremy said...
Jul 10, 2007, 11:57:00 PM  


Mookie said...
Jul 11, 2007, 12:01:00 AM  

I have a feeling Phat Albert may have tweaked something last night in the hr derby.

Bruce said...
Jul 11, 2007, 12:04:00 AM  

Yeah word, well done Meatwad.

The whole ninth inning was essentially just a big FUCK YOU from LaRussa to Pujols. Who apparently isn't skilled enough to get into the ASG.

Jul 11, 2007, 12:04:00 AM  

Honestly...Ichiro is not driving that piece of shait. Ichiro said that announcer lady sound like man, and she has a tiny penis for JB.

Lord Nero said...
Jul 11, 2007, 12:06:00 AM  

What's the over/under on how many days Ichiro's Tahoe will be on Ebay? I'd say 7 days

Jeremy said...
Jul 11, 2007, 12:08:00 AM  

Damn- I knew I'd miss the end of the game. Plus I didn't put go to and throw 20$ on that 5-4 prediction.
At least I got props from my fellow bloggers. Reading through the comments at 1:17 am is Priceless!

Good work tonight AA and everyone else.... although when I left work at 11:15 and saw that all the comments were "Crossed out/Struckthrough" I didn't know a Schlong was involved! Thought AA had gone all "son of Sam" on us or something.

Meatwad said...
Jul 11, 2007, 1:21:00 AM  

I can't believe nobody has mentioned this one from McCarver: "Sometimes you catch the ball, and sometimes the ball catches you."

Anonymous said...
Jul 11, 2007, 8:23:00 AM  

I love ripping on Fox and all the stupid crap they've done in their coverage of the game, but I'll be damned if I knock them for making an Entourage reference!

Chris said...
Jul 12, 2007, 10:47:00 AM  

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