Monday, October 24, 2011
This has been one heck of a World Series, and considering how the season ended for the Sox I'm about as happy with it as can be. (I would've preferred the Brewers in the NL, if only to leave Tito certain to be the only manager with 2 World Series rings in the 21st century.)
Still, Fox is not doing itself any favours by having Tim McCarver call the series. These are good games and history is being made right in front of his eyes, but McCarver is busy reminiscing about the 1960s Cardinals and the links between the 1946 World Series and both teams (which seems to be: Ted Williams played in 1946 against the Cardinals, and Ted was the first manager of the Rangers).
I love baseball history as much as anyone - heck, I contribute to both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - but McCarver sounds like he has been preserved in baseball amber. If you're trying to get people excited about a product, particularly the millions of new viewers tuning into the World Series, it is really off-putting to hear an announcer essentially sound as though he's not interested in what's going on right now, and that everything was better back in the day.
Now, Tito as the ALCS announcer was amazing. So full of insight.
Friday, August 12, 2011
The odd but happy problem about actually being in the US, on Eastern Standard Time (or Eastern Daylight Time), is that I get to watch a lot of baseball, but end up with not much time to write about it. So I've decided to tweet about baseball as well, at @singaporesoxfan. We'll see how microbursts on baseball go...
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Joe Posnanski is one hell of a sportswriter. Perhaps the best in the business, and I'm not even sure I should have included the "perhaps" at the start of this sentence. His farewell to Kansas City blog post was very moving, and it also inspired me to join the Negro League Baseball Museum as a member.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Very happy at the Sox's offense. Love the runs. Wish they didn't actually have the runs though. Last night's game against the Padres would have been much better if Josh Beckett didn't have "intestinal turmoil".
Saturday, May 07, 2011
I blame Mike Cameron. That out he made on the basepaths killed a lot of momentum.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The turnaround of the starters has been amazing. I still can't really stand the John Lackey Face, but it's a lot more tolerable when he's winning...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
What a terrible start to a promising season, leavened by Lowrie's emergence. Still, I believe the operating phrase is "small sample size"...
I'm loving the iPad MLB app for this year. Much less so the iPhone app, which not only has an unintuitive interface but doesn't seem to refresh Gameday scores etc.