Joe Mogan Still Announcing Baseball This Year

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I just wanted those of you that feel an empty place in your heart for Joe Morgan can still listen to him the rest of these Baseball Playoffs.....

Jon Miller and Morgan will be calling the ALCS and World Series on ESPN Radio, so if you ever want to mute Buck and McCarver you have a Plan B. (That's like choosing your method of execution)

Just thought you should know.......I'm here for you.

P.S.- The very underrated Dan Shulman and Dave Campbell call the NLCS.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 5:23 PM


How I miss the days of Dan Shulman & Buck Martinez

did they Fire Joe Morgan yet?

Anonymous said...
Oct 10, 2007, 6:39:00 PM  

Radio is perfect for those too, because now they can steadfastly deny that they're not watching the game and no one listening will have proof.

Good luck to those who have to go with radio when John and Joe discuss Willie Mays for the entire bottom of the eighth of a tie game.

NHZ said...
Oct 10, 2007, 7:09:00 PM  

i know this might be a little early for the Pammy's but I nominate this quote from the Pitt/Navy game's Rece Davis
"Bostick putting it into his tight end over the middle!"

Sam said...
Oct 10, 2007, 8:32:00 PM  

Joe Morgan will look like Ernie Harwell compared to the man he's replacing (Dusty Baker). Some of the toothpick's hardest hitting questions post-game include "So you're really seeing the ball well, eh, bro?" Murrow watch out.

806051 said...
Oct 10, 2007, 8:41:00 PM  

To those of us living in the DC/Baltimore area who lost Jon Miller on the radio a few years ago, it is always a good thing to hear him there. Joe does a whole bunch less talking than he does on TV, and there is no ESPN producer telling them what subjects to talk about. It is much, much better than TV.

Anonymous said...
Oct 10, 2007, 10:29:00 PM  


Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 12:09:00 AM  

In tonight's Navy/Pitt game, Lou Holtz compared two sandwiches at two local Pittsburgh eating establishments to "having to choose between Joan Collins and Linda Evans."


That MUST win this week's Pammy Award. End it now. Unless you're into nailing 70 year old women

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 1:14:00 AM  

What a pull up to 4 games a week on radio at different sites (unlike Miller who JUST travels with the Giants until Saturday when he goes to the Sunday Night TV game) only to get pushed aside each Fall for the TV pukes to get the World Series gig.

Shulman and Campbell deserve to keep their top billing each season...but that's Disnespn for you.

GoCamels said...
Oct 11, 2007, 7:14:00 AM  

I am somewhat amazed at some of the comments about Joe Morgan. I grew up on the great Ernie Harwell, spent several years in Boston with the wonderful Ned Martin/Jim Woods tandem, and finally arrived in NYC only to be annihilated by the twin idiocies of Yankee announcers John Sterling and Michael Kay. I went from great to great to horrible! Perhaps it's partly because of Sterling and Kay making it almost impossible to listen to games anymore, but I think Jon Miller and Joe Morgan are actually two of the best. I love Miller's style and humor and, while Morgan clearly has an outsized ego, I find him to be very a insightful color guy. I suppose my regard for Miller and Morgan is also partly a reaction to the excruciating experience of having to endure Joe Buck and the ultimate moron, Tim McCarver, every World Series. While Buck is merely poor and dull, McCarver is arguably the worst EVER. He bloviates like no other announcer ever has, always trying to use a clever "turn of phrase" which is usually grammatically wrong and almost never apt. He tries so hard to prove he's insightful by pointing out some intricacy of the game, only to have it blow up in his face on the next pitch. "In my view" (as McCarver constantly drones), he is truly unbearable. I'm sorry for those of you who don't appreciate Joe Morgan, as I think he's really very good. And I'm sorry for me that I have ever had to endure Tim McCarver, as he is truly abysmal.

Robo Bob said...
Oct 11, 2007, 9:57:00 AM  

Shulman and Campbell are indeed fantastic, especially Shulman. Great voice, great cadence, great delivery. And he works ESPN NCAA hoops with Dick Vitale, so you know he must be good to work with that loudmouth. ;-)

I agree with the comment above that Miller and Morgan are better on radio, perhaps even rising to tolerable. Not sure why ...

Jeff Brokaw said...
Oct 11, 2007, 10:30:00 AM  

Shulman "underrated"? Hardly. He overtalks the hell out of a game, and tries his hand at "analysis" far too often. I may be in the minority, but I cannot stand him.

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 12:23:00 PM  

Baseball is Shulman's forte, but the Canadian 'Cuse grad can call a great hoops game. Vitale almost becomes tolerable with the pairing. Baby.

806051 said...
Oct 11, 2007, 12:34:00 PM  

Shulman does over talk a bit... but the thing he does great is calling the actual action - what's happening when the ball is in play. Campbell is insightful with out any ego.

Miller/Morgan are somewhat more tolerable on radio because Morgan can't talk near as much, and Miller has to focus on the action. Once Bonds hit 756, the season was over and his Giants broadcasts went down the drain because the season was over. He and Flemming almost forgot they were calling games at times, yearning to talk about anything else. Given the four choices, Buck/McCarver, Miller/Morgan, Caray/Brenley/Gwynn, and Shulman/Campbell I'd take Shulman/Campbell any time, any place. It would be really nice if the MLB Audio feed carried the ESPN radio rather than the local feeds in the playoffs, as I'm not a fan of any of the local radio teams in the playoffs. Then again, listening to Suzyn Waldman and John "It is HIGH...IT IS FAR" Sterling might make me shoot myself.

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 5:46:00 PM  

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