Holy Cow, Tim McCarver Is Excited

Saturday, August 18, 2007

(posted by OMDQ)

Cameron Maybin just hit his first major league homerun in his second career game, a 400+ foot shot to dead center off Roger Clemens at Yankee Stadium.

To hear Tim McCarver make the call, it was the greatest homerun in the history of homeruns and will earn Maybin immediate induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

I usually appreciate broadcasters who are energetic and seem to legitimately enjoy their jobs, but McCarver fits that bill and still drives me a little nutty. Yeah, it was a long homerun. Yeah, it guarantees that no matter how Maybin's career turns out, he'll have a cool story to tell his grandkids. But McCarver just came off as a little TOO excited about it.

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 5:20 PM


Don't you think you're being a little harsh on McCarver? Cameron Maybin is a top-notch prospect and he's going to be a great player.

Eric said...
Aug 18, 2007, 6:16:00 PM  

This doesn't have anything to do with Maybin as a prospect. The point was that McCarver reacted as though Jesus had just descended onto the field, grabbed a bat, and taken Clemens deep.

Aug 18, 2007, 6:24:00 PM  

"Eric is right!"

- Tim McCarver's mother

Anonymous said...
Aug 18, 2007, 6:39:00 PM  

"I stood up in my hottub and applauded him.

I also could have hit it farther. I'm smart and extremely talented, you know."

- Joe Morgan

Anonymous said...
Aug 18, 2007, 6:42:00 PM  

I like McCarver, but he tends to over-analyze things. However, anybody who can get Deion Sanders mad enough to throw buckets of ice water on him is okay with me.

Chris said...
Aug 18, 2007, 8:40:00 PM  

Did anyone catch the 7th inning stretch? McCarver was a little late coming back to the booth and his partner said he thought McCarver wasn't coming back because he "Pulled a Rizzuto" I thought that was hysterical with Rizzuto just dying this week. I'm sure he didn't mean it that way, but it was funny.

Anonymous said...
Aug 18, 2007, 9:12:00 PM  

I loathe McCarver...especially when he is broadcasting my team...anyone catch it when he was talking about wearing necklaces and those other crazy things players wear nowadays..he said they were dangerous and players should not be able to wear them...Thanks Tim for your insightful opinions...

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2007, 1:19:00 AM  

when Clemens hit him w/ a pitch in the 6th (7th?) McCarver called him "Curtis Maybin"

only 2 games into his career and he already has a McCarver nickname

Sam said...
Aug 19, 2007, 12:20:00 PM  

My favorite line from that home run is that McCarver claimed it went "430 feet plus." When it hardly made it over the center field wall that is 408 feet away.

Jeff said...
Aug 19, 2007, 2:47:00 PM  

"We love Tim McCarver! Whoo-hoo!"

- St. Louis Cardinals fans

"We love him, too!"

- mental ward, Bellevue hospital

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2007, 6:27:00 PM  

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