Thursday, October 04, 2007
The best thing that could have happened to TBS was the Mets missing the Playoffs. Why? Because they got Ron Darling (who is pretty good), which in turn moved Brenly to the A-Team, and ultimately created the best broadcast trio I've seen in quite some time.
I know it was only one game but Caray, Gwynn, and Brenly were just the opposite of yesterday's mediocrity. Tony Gwynn had the energy and amazing analysis of hitters. Brenly played the straight role and handled the defense and coaching decisions. And Caray was great on the play by play and somehow kept me interest in what turned out to be a blowout as the Indians destroyed the Yanks after the fifth inning. Add Craig Sager in the centerfield stands talking to the Indians' drum guy and I'm set. That's a broadcast team right there. They are what Monday Night Football isn't.
I only have one compliant for TBS today though. If a runner on first has less than 5 stolen bases on the season you don't really need the little virtual ruler to pop up.......we know he's not going. Other than that the A-Team for TBS earned an A for their first game. If this team keeps it up through the NLCS then everyone will probably forget the Stocktons, Motas, and Simpsons of the first round and enjoy the playoffs.
Well until FOX ultimately ruins the World Series.
The Reviews Are In, TBS' Coverage Very Underwhelming (Awful Announcing)