Does anyone else have a problem

Discussion in 'Pro Sports (baseball, etc)' started by Bliss, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Bliss

    Bliss Mizzou Ballyhoo

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    382
    with Tim McCarver as a TV baseball analyst who seems to enjoy talking about the past more than the game he's currently "analyzing?" As a former Cardinal, he does a lot of STL Cards games and nearly always compels me to mute the audio so I can concentrate on the game actually being played rather than listen to his endless coma-inducing babble.
     
  2. Husky25

    Husky25 Dink & Dunk beat the Greatest Show on Turf.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    6,318
    Thankfully, he retired from FOX, so he is nowhere near as prevalent as he used to be. Where is he now? McCarver has been the same way for 30 years (First herd him do Mets games for WOR in the 80's), but got worse over time. Doing national games, he catered to the casual fan, the channel flipper that may not notice the nuances of baseball. If he is dedicated to a particular team now (i.e. the Cardinals), he should cater more to the die-hards that already know that which he spews.
     
  3. Deepster

    Deepster

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,172
    Likes Received:
    4,297
    So, as a Mets fan, I absolutely despised him when he did their games. I would mute it and put on Bob Murphy and I've never done that to another announcer before or after him. He's painful. On a funnier note, when I was leaving Shea one time, the parking lot was a clusterfk. I was driving a piece of junk that I didn't care about and a big Cadillac tried cutting me off and I gunned it right at them. It was McCarver and the look on his face was priceless. I definitely scared the pants off him and then I flipped him off and he started screaming at me. Good times.
     
  4. Dooley

    Dooley Driving the bus straight off the cliff

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Messages:
    9,024
    Likes Received:
    13,951
    Tim McCarver and Joe Morgan are two color guys who I absolutely can't stand. I am so thankful that the MLB Network was formed with, mostly, intelligent former ballplayers who can articulate the game to the average fan pretty well. Dinosaurs like McCarver and Morgan need to stay on local market (read: homer) coverage.
     
  5. Husky25

    Husky25 Dink & Dunk beat the Greatest Show on Turf.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    6,318
    On the other hand, the demise of Joe Morgan also brought the demise of one of the funnier sports announcer/writer critiquing websites: firejoemorgan.com.