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Hitmen77
05-09-2008, 12:13 AM
Robin is filling in for Steve Stone:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-080508-robin-ventura-white-sox-broadcast,1,7019182.story

doublem23
05-09-2008, 12:24 AM
:Rocker:

Putting Hawk and DJ on mute... Yeeesss!

P.S., any reason why Stone seems to miss some weekends we're away from Chicago? Family? Healthy? Doesn't like to fly a la John Madden?

I want Mags back
05-09-2008, 12:38 AM
:Rocker:

Putting Hawk and DJ on mute... Yeeesss!

P.S., any reason why Stone seems to miss some weekends we're away from Chicago? Family? Healthy? Doesn't like to fly a la John Madden?
I read he is under contract to miss like 12 for the year or so. His last time off was for Passover, no Jewish holiday this weekend though.

aryzner
05-09-2008, 08:23 AM
Sweet! Very excited now!:cool:

Viva Medias B's
05-09-2008, 08:36 AM
Doesn't Steve Stone do alternate TBS games when that network regionalizes its Sunday afternoon games?

Ragator43
05-09-2008, 08:51 AM
Doesn't he have a fear of flying?

infohawk
05-09-2008, 09:52 AM
:Rocker:

Putting Hawk and DJ on mute... Yeeesss!

P.S., any reason why Stone seems to miss some weekends we're away from Chicago? Family? Healthy? Doesn't like to fly a la John Madden?
I remember him saying right after taking the job that he was grateful that the Sox were willing to work with him on some scheduling issues. My guess is that he just had several prior commitments that he made prior to knowing he was landing a full-time broadcasting position.

DumpJerry
05-09-2008, 10:20 AM
He's a Groomsman at Jenna Bush's wedding tomorrow.

soxfan21
05-09-2008, 11:13 AM
I kind of wish he was in the booth with Hawk this weekend, would be a nice change of pace.

VeeckAsInWreck
05-09-2008, 11:19 AM
I kind of wish he was in the booth with Hawk this weekend, would be a nice change of pace.

I love Robin, he is my favorite Sox player of all time. However I don't know that he would be much of a change over DJ. Robin is also very laid back and from the interviews I heard him in, he sounded kind of stoned.

I actually would like them to bring Black Jack into the booth again. He sounded really good when he was in there like 2 or 3 years ago.

Lip Man 1
05-09-2008, 01:54 PM
McDowell and Robin both said they won't do the broadcasting bit full time until all of their kids are grown.

Lip

ChiSoxGirl
05-09-2008, 11:30 PM
This is radio gold tonight, guys! :wink: OK, so maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but he's my favorite player ever and was my childhood hero. :smile:

DSpivack
05-10-2008, 12:04 AM
This is radio gold tonight, guys! :wink: OK, so maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but he's my favorite player ever and was my childhood hero. :smile:

Mine was Frank. Suffice it to say I doubt he ever becomes a broadcaster.

roylestillman
05-10-2008, 09:47 AM
Mine was Frank. Suffice it to say I doubt he ever becomes a broadcaster.

How quickly you forget Frank's VinScullian work on the TNT playoff pre-game shows last season.

Robin literally put me to sleep last night. Black Jack is much better.

turners56
05-10-2008, 10:32 AM
Robin was awesome yesterday. I thought you couldn't match Stoney when it came to insight, but Robin almost did.

October26
05-10-2008, 07:37 PM
Robin was funny last night. I loved his "prediction" before Thome's home run and then Farmio says "You were saying ..." Great radio last night! Hopefully, more of the same tonight.:cool:

Frontman
05-10-2008, 07:47 PM
Actually, I thought Robin was pretty dry; like Black Jack. Good change of pace, but I wouldn't want him in the booth all 162 games.

Rockin Robin
05-10-2008, 11:54 PM
Not verbatim, but awesome:

Farmer: Juan Uribe has played 918 games, and this is only the 18th time he has taken 2 walks in one game.

Robin: I think there may be a promise of a cake afterward.

ChiSoxGirl
05-10-2008, 11:56 PM
Not verbatim, but awesome:

Farmer: Juan Uribe has played 918 games, and this is only the 18th time he has taken 2 walks in one game.

Robin: I think there may be a promise of a cake afterward.

:rolling: I have always loved Robin's dry sense of humor. That's classic! Like I said last night, this is radio gold, folks. :wink:

Frontman
05-11-2008, 01:44 AM
Not verbatim, but awesome:

Farmer: Juan Uribe has played 918 games, and this is only the 18th time he has taken 2 walks in one game.

Robin: I think there may be a promise of a cake afterward.

That one made me smile. I think Robin just needed to relax; as he was alot better this time around.

Between that, and catching Iron Man.

"That might cost you to take the whole Ventura family."

"Yeah, I might need to get a paper route."

Classic.

hi im skot
05-12-2008, 03:23 PM
Having Ventura in the booth made listening to yesterday's game bearable. His sense of humor is top-notch.

KenBerryGrab
05-12-2008, 03:56 PM
I loved hearing Robin. His deadpan cracks were just great.

Brian26
05-12-2008, 08:27 PM
Ventura marks the fourth broadcaster to sit with Farmer this year that has been better than Singleton. (Stone, Rongey, Eric Collins).

Noneck
05-12-2008, 09:10 PM
Ventura marks the fourth broadcaster to sit with Farmer this year that has been better than Singleton. (Stone, Rongey, Eric Collins).
I believe Rongey sat with Stone when Farmer was on bereavement leave.