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#1swisher
03-27-2013, 12:08 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, 12:25 PM
"I don't think that taste is there...."

SoxFanCPA
03-27-2013, 12:28 PM
15 years too late

Bobby Thigpen
03-27-2013, 12:31 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, 12:46 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, 12:50 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, 12:57 PM
But do you trust FOX to hire someone new that isn't terrible?

tebman
03-27-2013, 02:28 PM
But do you trust FOX to hire someone new that isn't terrible?

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

PaleHoser
03-27-2013, 03:18 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, 05:45 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, 06:48 PM
I almost forgot this.

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WLL1855
03-27-2013, 06:51 PM
I almost forgot this.

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

RKMeibalane
03-27-2013, 06:53 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, 08:01 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, 08:16 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, 08:20 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, 08:51 PM
For some reason I suspect Fox is going to hire Joe Morgan.

RKMeibalane
03-27-2013, 08:56 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, 09:16 PM
Fresh blood please. No Miller, no Morgan, dear god no Berman.

soxfanatlanta
03-28-2013, 06:50 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, 10:22 AM
Vin Scully is still infinitely better than McCarver.
My seven year old daughter would be infinitely better than McCarver.

WisSoxFan
03-29-2013, 10:27 AM
What this retirement means is, that he will no longer work as a broadcaster.



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