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hose
06-07-2004, 09:30 PM
I tuned into Murph on the Score this morning at around 7:30 and he had on Mickey Mornandini.

Murph asked Morandini a question about Borowski and then segued into the Sox's bull pen situation and asked Mickey what he thought about Shingo as a closer for the Sox.

The Scores baseball expert said ,"I don't follow the White Sox"

I was a bit surprised to hear this, Murph tried to talk Morandini through the question and Morandini said that any left hander with control is effective. I was was now convinced that Morandini does indeed not follow the Sox and is clueless which arm Shingo uses to throw a baseball.

To me this is about as insulting as it gets because I don't believe the local media values me enough as a Sox fan to even try and make an attempt to cater to my baseball desire.

cheeses_h_rice
06-07-2004, 09:41 PM
Any station using Mickey ****ing Morandini as its "baseball expert" deserves what it gets, IMO.

What a joke.

billnahorodny
06-07-2004, 09:42 PM
I heard this as well and was shocked! He couldn't even formulate a basic string of cliches that would at least show he was paying attention! Someone called in later and called them on it. Murph instantly jumped to the defense of the "cub" expert saying that it wasn't his fault...they should have introduced him as a cub expert (huh?) and not a baseball expert...said if people want someone to blame...blame Murph.
I don't like to get hung up on the Cub media bias...but this was really awful...when he pathetically stammered through...I....uh....don't really follow the Sox (trailing off)...I thought I was going to lose it!! :angry: :angry:

hose
06-07-2004, 09:47 PM
Who is the Scores White Sox expert?....the retired mail man from Schaumburg?

The Critic
06-07-2004, 10:06 PM
I actually did start laughing out loud when I read that Morandini had to admit that he "doesn't really follow the White Sox".
That's HILARIOUS to me.
Maybe they should have him list the teams he follows before his next on-air appearance, so the hosts don't embarrass him by asking a question about a team he "doesn't follow"....HA.

LongLiveFisk
06-07-2004, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by The Critic
I actually did start laughing out loud when I read that Morandini had to admit that he "doesn't really follow the White Sox".
That's HILARIOUS to me.

Wait a minute. Mickey Morandini doesn't follow the White Sox??

The GREAT MICKEY MORANDINI?

How EVER will we recover from this blow?

Jjav829
06-07-2004, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by LongLiveFisk
Wait a minute. Mickey Morandini doesn't follow the White Sox??

The GREAT MICKEY MORANDINI?

How EVER will we recover from this blow?

What's next, Jeff Blauser hasn't heard of Damaso Marte? Kevin Foster can't name the Sox 4 starters? What a shame...

duke of dorwood
06-07-2004, 11:20 PM
Why is anyone surprised at the minor league coverage of anything on 670? Its been over 10 years, its not a trend, Its the latrine of radio frequencies

SOXPHILE
06-07-2004, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by Jjav829
What's next, Jeff Blauser hasn't heard of Damaso Marte? Kevin Foster can't name the Sox 4 starters? What a shame...

I was kind of hoping they could get Damon Barryhill, or Steve Ontiveros to come on and share their thoughts on the White Sox ongoing problem in finding a 5th starter. :)

illinibk
06-07-2004, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by SOXPHILE
I was kind of hoping they could get Damon Barryhill, or Steve Ontiveros to come on and share their thoughts on the White Sox ongoing problem in finding a 5th starter. :)

I thought they were holding out for Hector Villanueva?

C-Dawg
06-07-2004, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by SOXPHILE
I was kind of hoping they could get Damon Barryhill, or Steve Ontiveros to come on and share their thoughts on the White Sox ongoing problem in finding a 5th starter. :)

Maybe Mick Kelleher is available. I haven't thought of those old Cubs in decades LOL !!

SOXPHILE
06-07-2004, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by C-Dawg
Maybe Mick Kelleher is available. I haven't thought of those old Cubs in decades LOL !!

Mick Kelleher !! LOL !!!! That guy made Craig Grabeck seem tall ! There's a big reason why you, or no one else has thought about those old Cubs for so long- because those Cub teams of the 70's and early 80's were such a powerhouse !!! They rule !

DrCrawdad
06-08-2004, 02:31 AM
I heard Morondini yesterday morning. I thought that Morondini said that he wasn't a fan of the Sox.

34 Inch Stick
06-08-2004, 09:39 AM
I thought Jimmy Piersall was their baseball expert. He followed both teams very closely and had great insight stretching even into the minor league systems. In addition he is crazy and he knew it.

maurice
06-08-2004, 01:25 PM
A Sox fan called right after this happened, and they surprisingly took the call. The caller asked Fred is he was "mad about anything," trying to prompt him to say something about this mess. Fred started to respond, but Murph (in typical fashion) cut both of them off, explaining that maybe Morondini was hired to be a cub expert only and that it's not his fault that he knows nothing about the Sox.

Then again, you can't really expect Murphy to be upset that an "expert" only talks about the cubs. He regularly steers ANY conversation towards the cubs, no matter how tangential the connection. For example, this morning they had a Phily expert on to talk about the Sox / Phils series, so Murphy asks him about cub fans booing Patterson.

Brian26
06-08-2004, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by C-Dawg
Maybe Mick Kelleher is available. I haven't thought of those old Cubs in decades LOL !!

There's always Ted Sizemore and Mike Vail, too.

JohnJeter
06-08-2004, 03:02 PM
Was Morandini introduced with the Chip-ism "Dandy Little Glove Man"? That may be his worst ever.

Risk
06-08-2004, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
There's always Ted Sizemore and Mike Vail, too.

How about Danny Jackson, Gary Varsho, Bob Dernier, or Doug Decenszo?

Risk

Hangar18
06-08-2004, 05:03 PM
One can see WHY they HIRED an ex-cub to be a "baseball expert",
so that it could Cater to Murphys wet-blue dreams of all-cub all the time. This incident, CEMENTS why that morning show is a complete JOKE and not worthy of calling itself a "sports" show.
Its not. Its a Fuzzy Blue Propoganda Machine put together by some Old Coot with NO KNOWLEDGE of anything south of Madison. Thats Piss Poor ......... They couldnt get ANYONE else besides Mickey Morandini? What does it matter, they'll just get any number of other ex-cubs who arent doing much these days to fill in. The Day they get an Ex-Sox on the Show is the day
Pigs Fly. Dont let Murph FOOL you .......... Mr. Boffo helped make that pick.

JohnJeter
06-08-2004, 06:40 PM
Hangar18-
I enjoy your posts and your vigilance and I am by no means the spelling/grammar police ('twould be a full-time job here), but since you use the word so frequently, I gotsta tellya, it's "propaganda".

hellenicsoxfan
06-09-2004, 06:28 AM
I had the unfortunate opportunity to hear most ot that segment and Morondini sounded like he had just woken up and was hoping it would end soon so he could go back to sleep. Real professional of you Mickey to prepare yourself for the job you're being paid to do.
Since we're on the subject of "baseball experts", WMVP (the White Sox supposed flagship) has as their so-called expert Ryne Sandberg. They have got to be kidding. Ryne "wake me up when my lips stop moving" Sandberg is the baseball expert. This was the most exciting and dynamic expert they could find? And would it kill the Sox flagship to hire an ex-Sox player as their expert? Or do they have a Sox expert and I just keep missing him?

hose
06-09-2004, 07:03 AM
http://espn.go.com/i/columnists/morgan_joe_fpo.gif

"Ryne Sandberg? puuuuuuleaze I'm the expert around here."

hose
06-09-2004, 07:09 AM
http://www.670thescore.com/graphics/pic_sm_george_ofman.jpg

"I'm the Score's baseball expert...today at Wrigley Field, Sosa hits a towering line drive into the basket for a home run."

DSpivack
06-09-2004, 10:25 AM
Kevin Foster went to my high school- Evanston- and was good friends with my sister's boyfriend. I even have a pair of shoes the guy once owned, maybe even pitched with at the Mecca of our National Pastime.

I'm stockful of random tidbits and stories.