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#1swisher
03-27-2013, 01:08 PM
MLB Public Relations
Quote from Commissioner Selig on Tim McCarver, who will step down at the end of this season as lead analyst.

"Tim McCarver has chronicled the national pastime on our biggest stages, including a record 23 World Series and 20 All-Star Games, for a generation of baseball fans. As an analyst, he has always thought like a manager in the dugout, and in the process he helped redefine what sports fans expected from the broadcast booth. Tim has led a remarkable baseball life since signing with the Cardinals in 1959, and all of us at Major League Baseball look forward to joining our partners at FOX Sports in honoring his Hall of Fame career throughout the 2013 season. On behalf of our 30 Clubs, I thank Tim for his important contributions to our game over the past seven decades.

beasly213
03-27-2013, 01:25 PM
"I don't think that taste is there...."

SoxFanCPA
03-27-2013, 01:28 PM
15 years too late

Bobby Thigpen
03-27-2013, 01:31 PM
Thank Christ.

I don't complain about announcers much, but this man makes things absolutely unwatchable. He's easily #1 in my worst announcer club.

roylestillman
03-27-2013, 01:46 PM
"I don't think that taste is there...."

I never get tired of hearing that.

Baseball announcing must be the only portion of the entertainment industry that almost encourages people to stay way past their prime. It's a badge of honor for these folks to die with their boots on.

Lip Man 1
03-27-2013, 01:50 PM
Let's see...you get paid very well, have first class travel, stay in the best hotels and watch a game every night.

Can't imagine why guys would want to keep doing it.

Lip

amsteel
03-27-2013, 01:57 PM
But do you trust FOX to hire someone new that isn't terrible?

tebman
03-27-2013, 03:28 PM
But do you trust FOX to hire someone new that isn't terrible?

http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/original_a8ef4ba0b8b056ad65db7dc8cb53393e__1209071 52005.jpg

thomas35forever
03-27-2013, 04:11 PM
Now dump Joe Buck and Fox Baseball will be watchable.

PaleHoser
03-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Now dump Joe Buck and Fox Baseball will be watchable.

Agreed. But for me, the stupid graphics and the between inning shots of preening "stars" of the Fox new fall show in their playoff gear for the home team have to go too.

RKMeibalane
03-27-2013, 06:45 PM
"Greg Maddux doesn't walk many people because he's always around the plate."

"Tom Glavine likes to pitch outside, which means he locates pitches on the outer-half when facing right-handed hitters."

"Ryan Howard has tremendous power to the opposite field, which is left field."

"He walked the batter on the fourth ball."

"The third strike was the pitch that got him."

RKMeibalane
03-27-2013, 07:48 PM
I almost forgot this.

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WLL1855
03-27-2013, 07:51 PM
I almost forgot this.

Steiner would be a great replacement. It would never happen though.

RKMeibalane
03-27-2013, 07:53 PM
Steiner would be a great replacement. It would never happen though.

Of course not. It makes too much sense.

Maybe they'll hire Frank.

Viva Medias B's
03-27-2013, 09:01 PM
"If John Olerud throws with his left hand, he catches with his right hand."

Tim has always overstated the obvious.

SoxandtheCityTee
03-27-2013, 09:16 PM
Great news, but not effective until after this season? What, this pompous ass needs a farewell tour all over MLB all summer? Seriously nauseating.

Another year of watching with the sound down whenever the game is on Fox.

cub killer
03-27-2013, 09:20 PM
What this retirement means is, that he will no longer work as a broadcaster.

I say replace him with Al Leiter. Love the Springsteen references.

WhiteSox5187
03-27-2013, 09:51 PM
For some reason I suspect Fox is going to hire Joe Morgan.

RKMeibalane
03-27-2013, 09:56 PM
For some reason I suspect Fox is going to hire Joe Morgan.

I hope not. He's not much better, although I wouldn't mind terribly if he were teamed with Jon Miller again. They worked well together on Sunday Night Baseball for so many seasons, and would be a nice facelift to the awful broadcasting of Fox.

Tragg
03-27-2013, 10:16 PM
Fresh blood please. No Miller, no Morgan, dear god no Berman.

soxfanatlanta
03-28-2013, 07:50 AM
Baseball announcing must be the only portion of the entertainment industry that almost encourages people to stay way past their prime. It's a badge of honor for these folks to die with their boots on.

Vin Scully is still infinitely better than McCarver.

Bobby Thigpen
03-28-2013, 11:22 AM
Vin Scully is still infinitely better than McCarver.
My seven year old daughter would be infinitely better than McCarver.

WisSoxFan
03-29-2013, 11:27 AM
What this retirement means is, that he will no longer work as a broadcaster.



:kneeslap:

Brian26
06-26-2014, 11:18 PM
I thought McCarver was done, but he's doing a game on MLB Network right now. I think it might be the Cardinals local Fox feed, unless he's working directly for MLB and they're just using the Cardinals video feed.

TommyJohn
06-27-2014, 07:49 AM
"In his thirty years behind the mike, Tim McCarver has called pitches outside the strike zone balls, pitches inside the zone strikes, balls that went over the fence home runs, pitchers who came on in relief relievers, hitters who batted for someone else pinch-hitters and guys like Tony LaRussa managers. Not one of the subtle nuances of this great game ever escaped his attention. He will be missed, which means he will no longer be there."

Vernam
06-27-2014, 08:04 AM
I thought McCarver was done, but he's doing a game on MLB Network right now. I think it might be the Cardinals local Fox feed, unless he's working directly for MLB and they're just using the Cardinals video feed.

I was living in Knoxville when Tennessee beat Florida State in the Fiesta Bowl for the 1998 NCAA football championship. This was a very big deal for folks who grew up in Tennessee, their last title having been about 50 years previous. Instead of the team getting its due in the waning moments, virtually every bit of that ABC air time was spent on the retiring Keith Jackson paying tribute to himself, as if the game was totally secondary. UT fans were furious, as you could imagine, just as Sox fans were when ESPN's crew covered the ALDS win over Boston as the end of something great.

Jackson's "retirement" was brief, and he was back announcing NCAA football the next fall. He and McCarver (oh, and Boomer, too) stand out as a pompous asses in a profession not lacking them.

harwar
06-27-2014, 08:34 AM
McCarver hasn't bothered me, as i couldn't bring myself to watch fox sports any more than i could stand watching fox news .. many years ago when he was teamed with Al Michaels and Jim Palmer on abc, he wasn't that bad, as long as the other guys didn't let him talk too much .. those three guys in their youth, were great .. today, not so much, sucks to get old..

Hitmen77
06-27-2014, 09:02 AM
I thought McCarver was done, but he's doing a game on MLB Network right now. I think it might be the Cardinals local Fox feed, unless he's working directly for MLB and they're just using the Cardinals video feed.

I'm pretty sure it was the Cardinals local broadcast. I had the game on for a short time yesterday and they were plugging an upcoming Jim Edmonds bobblehead night.

SoxFanCPA
06-27-2014, 09:05 AM
He just fills in on the Cardinals games when needed. Like Paciorek.

#1swisher
06-28-2014, 11:17 AM
The Tim McCarver Show is a personal interview style program that intimately explores the careers and personalities of sports' greatest competitors.
http://www.tv.com/shows/the-tim-mccarver-show/

CBS/Chicago
http://www.timmccarver.com/coverage/

tstrike2000
06-28-2014, 11:29 AM
If he broadcasts only one more year, that means he will not be broadcasting after that year is finished.

MARTINMVP
06-29-2014, 09:53 PM
He just fills in on the Cardinals games when needed. Like Paciorek.

McCarver was hired by Fox Sports Midwest to do around 30 games or so. They have two other analyst, Al Hrabosky and Rick Horton, who already rotate in around play-by-play guy Dan McLaughlin.

With the 30 games, I figured McCarver would be rotated in about once a week or every other week, but he did about five games this week, after doing two or three before this week. Cardinal fans have been lighting up Twitter in anger whenever McCarver's been on, so I kind of wonder if FS Midwest is burning his days now so they can put a quick end to this experiment.

For the record, McCarver doesn't annoy me that much... and I think he sounds better with McLaughlin than he did Joe Buck.

soxfanreggie
06-29-2014, 11:22 PM
McCarver was hired by Fox Sports Midwest to do around 30 games or so. They have two other analyst, Al Hrabosky and Rick Horton, who already rotate in around play-by-play guy Dan McLaughlin.

With the 30 games, I figured McCarver would be rotated in about once a week or every other week, but he did about five games this week, after doing two or three before this week. Cardinal fans have been lighting up Twitter in anger whenever McCarver's been on, so I kind of wonder if FS Midwest is burning his days now so they can put a quick end to this experiment.

For the record, McCarver doesn't annoy me that much... and I think he sounds better with McLaughlin than he did Joe Buck.

It's a good thing for baseball broadcasting if McCarver is away from the mic.

Irishsox1
06-30-2014, 10:20 AM
It's easy to pick on announcers, that's all Deadspin does. But McCarver just stuck around too long. Find a good ex-baseball player and have them step in.

As for Joe Buck, he's annoying in his rigid seriousness which comes off as fake.