Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Funny item from Rumors and Rants this morning. I've heard of certain refs not being good luck for certain teams, but this is the first time of the same being true for an announcer....
But I forgot about the X-Factor. Being a Fox national game of the week -- but not THE game of the week -- it was none other than Dick Stockton in the booth. And after Saturday's loss, the Cubs dropped to 0-3 in games called by Stockton this season. At least if my memory serves me correctly.If you add to those the three game sweep in the NLDS last year against the Diamondbacks, that makes the team 0 for the last 6 in games Stockton has called. I don't think I've ever heard of that before. What's even more is that the Cubs could very easily draw Dick Stockton again this Playoffs season. I'd be begging for Chip Caray if I were you, Cubbies fans.
According to my charts, that gives the Cubs a six-game losing streak in games announced by Stockton. And that's before confirming the unsubstantiated rumors that he called Game 7 of the 1945 World Series. (Sure, he only would have been 3 at the time, but there was a war on. You never know.)
So as Cub fans try to break down how the team matches up against each prospective playoff opponent, just keep in mind that the biggest name to fear may be the one in the broadcast booth.
If anyone has memory of an "Announcer Jinx" on your team please share it in the comments.
Keep This Dick Away From The Cubs (Rumors and Rants)
Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:14 AM