TBS Really Knows How To Enhance Its Baseball Coverage

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thanks to Ian from Sox and Dawgs for sending these videos along, as they show the hard-hitting work that TBS is doing with the ALCS. First, a Craig Sager sideline report on what really matters in the game: how much gum Terry Francona chews.

There may actually be a reason he goes through that much, but it requires a bit more inquiry: did Tito chew tobacco back in the day?

And second, this Bon Jovi theme they're using has gone way too far now.

The Be Flats, everybody!


Those were both horrible. I'm glad Cal saved some dignity by clearly pretending to sing.

But I wanna know when Francona's name suddenly became "Tito" since I never heard it before last night. And it wasn't like they replaced Terry with it, but they used it more than they ever would have said his first name otherwise.

So annoying.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 3:47:00 PM  

His father's nickname when he played was Tito and it's been passed down to the Red Sox skipper for at as long as he's been in Boston maybe even longer.

You don't really hear him called Terry Francona too much at all.

Ian said...
Oct 12, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

I know this clip will be seen again...on Inside the NBA

Chris said...
Oct 13, 2008, 1:37:00 AM  

He does it as a replacement for the chew he used to use.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 2:35:00 AM  

Not true--he actually intertwines the chew into the gum and chews both at the same time. Disgusting, but true.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 6:17:00 AM  

He used to chew. At the beginning of last season he quit, he started this gum chewing thing then when he made a bet with Brad Mills (his bench coach) that he could go the whole season. He did used to wrap up his red man with the bubble gum but not it's just straight gum.

Actually, red man and double bubble is quite delicious.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:38:00 AM  

Why must each playoff have a theme song? I find this Bon Jovi song to be as annoying as the plethora of Rank TV ads.

Simon said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:53:00 AM  

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