Thursday, October 19, 2006

Shut Up Tim McCarver

I've been pretty quiet in regards to the NLCS, which is now tied at three, with the deciding game 7 about to begin in about 40 minutes.  I am considering doing an in-game diary - butthat is still undecided...

Anyway.. I have really been angered by the broadcasters throughout the series.
Fox's team is Joe Buck and Tim McCarver and both have direct ties to the Cardinal Organization. Buck has been their long time broadcaster, following in his father's footsteps, and Tim McCarver is a former Cardinal player.  Now, I don't care who you are and how professional you think you are, personal biases always come out in competative arenas such as playoff games.

To be fair, Joe Buck isn't all that bad.  He does get a bit more excited when the Cards do something good, but I think I can handle him overall.  But Tim McCarver only has two calls - He either states something that is completely and utterly obvious to even the most 'lay' baseball fan, or he says something that is so completely WRONG that it isn't even funny.  To me he is unbearable, and if it weren't for the delay, I would be listening to Gary Cohen and Howie Rose on WFAN.

If you don't believe me, please check out this website that is dedicated to exactly how much Tim McCarver stinks! It's called shutuptimmccarver.com and it is hilarious!  Be sure to click on the McCarver Gems link to get some of his most inane calls.

I have joined their quest as stated on the website and put a link here on my blog, and I encourage you to do the same.  Enjoy the game.  My diary will follow, but I will likely only publish it if the Mets win.  ;-)  See, bias is EVERYWHERE.

2 comments:

Kyle said...

I got a nervous feeling in my stomach for you and the Mets. I can't believe that Yadier Malina hit a homerun. But it is looking good for the Mets. And you're right, Tim McCarver is an idiot.

Kyle said...

this ump sucks. two strikes he has called at the letters.