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SoxxoS
06-19-2004, 02:48 PM
No doubt in my mind. After the Cubs just got lucky against KW's worst move (Olivo for Bradford) Bradford, Chip Carey says that it is "Nearly impossible to come back in the 9th inning in the major leagues, against a teams closer."

You are right, Chip. As always. Oakland has used Rhodes, Mecir and Bradford to close games, they obviously don't have a problem.

I just hate how everything has to be bigger than it is. Everything is an adjective...BELTED...MILE HIGH...HOT SHOT...

give it up already, Chimp. Stick to your blown slaves.

MRKARNO
06-19-2004, 02:54 PM
I agree with every word you say. Don't forget than him and Stone are probably the whiniest announcers in all of baseball. When the Sox pitcher doesnt call a call, Hawk will just say "Close," respecting the call from an ump. Chimp and Stone will complain about a missed strike call and how it should have gone the other way for two innings. Everything is always the umpires' fault with them.

Vsahajpal
06-19-2004, 02:56 PM
I agree with every word you say. Don't forget than him and Stone are probably the whiniest announcers in all of baseball. When the Sox pitcher doesnt call a call, Hawk will just say "Close," respecting the call from an ump. Chimp and Stone will complain about a missed strike call and how it should have gone the other way for two innings. Everything is always the umpires' fault with them.

I actually found the opposite to be true. I was watching the Sox-Braves game a week or so ago, there was a close call on Andruw, and Hawk had a fit. Then Marrero hit a bases-clearing double. Hawk was harping on it the entire game, thereafter. Happens quite a bit.

Hondo
06-19-2004, 03:06 PM
Hawk is definitely a homer no doubt. And I have no problem and actually like when team's announcers are like that. But the hyperbole Chimp bathes in is just ridiculous.
Why doesn't he just quit and become John Cusack's cabana boy??
I like Steve Stone. Do we remember Joe Carter??
Sean McDonnough(sp) who does games for Boston is great.
Everyone is so high on John Miller but I think he's overrated.

I'm biased but for my money it doesn't get any better than Hawk.

Vsahajpal
06-19-2004, 03:10 PM
Hawk is definitely a homer no doubt. And I have no problem and actually like when team's announcers are like that. But the hyperbole Chimp bathes in is just ridiculous.
Why doesn't he just quit and become John Cusack's cabana boy??
I like Steve Stone. Do we remember Joe Carter??
Sean McDonnough(sp) who does games for Boston is great.
Everyone is so high on John Miller but I think he's overrated.

I'm biased but for my money it doesn't get any better than Hawk.

You won't get an argument from me in regards to Chip. He needs a lot of work.

MRKARNO
06-19-2004, 03:32 PM
I actually found the opposite to be true. I was watching the Sox-Braves game a week or so ago, there was a close call on Andruw, and Hawk had a fit. Then Marrero hit a bases-clearing double. Hawk was harping on it the entire game, thereafter. Happens quite a bit.
Well I didnt watch that game, but I can hardly recall a time in my personal experience that Hawk has done that. It seems whenever I turn on the Cubs game that Chip and Steve Stone are whining about every little missed call, even sometimes when it was a good call.

CanOfCorn
06-19-2004, 03:43 PM
My biggest problem with Chip is that he won't. shut. up.

Why do we need to know the time every 15 minutes?

LongLiveFisk
06-19-2004, 04:22 PM
My biggest problem with Chip is that he won't. shut. up.

Why do we need to know the time every 15 minutes?
:chimp

"Well let's see now...it's 6pm here in Chicago. That means it must be 5pm in Denver, 4pm in San Francisco, 7pm in New York, and I want to say if you're somewhere in Indonesia about now, your clock probably reads something in the area of 10am, but not THIS morning, TOMORROW morning. Gee Stoney, does that mean that if you're in Indonesia on New Year's Eve and you fly west that you can, in fact, GO BACK IN TIME to last year? But don't quote me on that last one. It might only be 8am or something to that effect....what? you mean there's 3 outs already? My, how time flies when you're talking about the time zones of the world....."

doublem23
06-19-2004, 04:27 PM
I was watching the game with my bro, and I heard him say that and I cringed, too. Octavio Dotel? Chad Bradford? You're thumping your chest about beating these guys?

:rolleyes:

soltrain21
06-19-2004, 04:31 PM
I laughed when Chip said "The Cubs have come ALLL they back to steal this one!"



Chip, it was one freaking run, they didn't come all the way back from anything.

santo=dorf
06-19-2004, 04:56 PM
I actually found the opposite to be true. I was watching the Sox-Braves game a week or so ago, there was a close call on Andruw, and Hawk had a fit. Then Marrero hit a bases-clearing double. Hawk was harping on it the entire game, thereafter. Happens quite a bit.

Hawk will usually wait to see if the call will affect the game. Steve Stone will cry about Mark Prior not getting his low fastball called a strike a second after the ump calls it a ball.

bennyw41
06-19-2004, 04:58 PM
Why do you think Cubs fans are so stupid? They are fed constant miracles that are happening everyday with their team. Chip is a loser.

Vsahajpal
06-19-2004, 05:34 PM
Hawk will usually wait to see if the call will affect the game. Steve Stone will cry about Mark Prior not getting his low fastball called a strike a second after the ump calls it a ball.

As does every announcer I've ever heard. Most don't harp about it for the next 2 hours though.

Vsahajpal
06-19-2004, 05:36 PM
I was watching the game with my bro, and I heard him say that and I cringed, too. Octavio Dotel? Chad Bradford? You're thumping your chest about beating these guys?

:rolleyes:

Heck yeah! We're the unclutch, doub. It was a miracle.

MRKARNO
06-19-2004, 05:42 PM
As does every announcer I've ever heard. Most don't harp about it for the next 2 hours though.
Can you give a specific example of a second game when Hawk has done this?

Vsahajpal
06-19-2004, 05:49 PM
Can you give a specific example of a second game when Hawk has done this?

The next day, when Ozzie got thrown out after Loaiza had a close pitch go the other way. Marrero was the batter, Loaiza threw a cutter off the plate inside. Hawk was bemoaning the strike zone most of the day. He does it often just watch. And I'm not saying it is a bad thing, either. Joe Buck and Hrabosky do it, so do the Brewers announcers.

JB98
06-19-2004, 06:08 PM
No doubt in my mind. After the Cubs just got lucky against KW's worst move (Olivo for Bradford) Bradford, Chip Carey says that it is "Nearly impossible to come back in the 9th inning in the major leagues, against a teams closer."
I wonder if Chip was watching Thursday night when the Cardinals scored three in the ninth to beat the A's, 5-4. Was that a nearly impossible comeback too? Earlier this year, he referred to the Reds bullpen as invincible. Give me a break.

Chip = the Dick Vitale of baseball, nothing but superlatives and hyperbole
Cubs = the equivalent of Duke basketball, except without the consistent winning. Media darlings.

Philo-Sox-er
06-19-2004, 06:33 PM
If Chimp is right, then he should bow down to the almighty White Sox (well, he should any way):




Chicago: The White Sox aren't having problems against some of the NL's top closers. They have scored a combined 10 runs against Billy Wagner, John Smoltz and Armando Benitez.


From: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/alnotes.htm

DrCrawdad
06-19-2004, 10:19 PM
I actually found the opposite to be true. I was watching the Sox-Braves game a week or so ago, there was a close call on Andruw, and Hawk had a fit. Then Marrero hit a bases-clearing double. Hawk was harping on it the entire game, thereafter. Happens quite a bit.

Hawk, Farmer & Rooney do their fair share of complaining but if you don't see it in all four Cubbie announcers then you're just not being honest. Either that or your blue Cublove glasses are obscuring your vision.

I saw only the first few innings of the Cubbie game but the nasal whiner Stone did it today.

DrCrawdad
06-19-2004, 10:21 PM
As does every announcer I've ever heard. Most don't harp about it for the next 2 hours though.

Guess you don't listen to Hughes/Santo.

DrCrawdad
06-19-2004, 10:23 PM
No doubt in my mind. After the Cubs just got lucky against KW's worst move (Olivo for Bradford) Bradford, Chip Carey says that it is "Nearly impossible to come back in the 9th inning in the major leagues, against a teams closer."

You are right, Chip. As always. Oakland has used Rhodes, Mecir and Bradford to close games, they obviously don't have a problem.

I just hate how everything has to be bigger than it is. Everything is an adjective...BELTED...MILE HIGH...HOT SHOT...

give it up already, Chimp. Stick to your blown slaves.

I guess there is a reason the Cubune hasn't given an extension to the Shouty Chimp.

StockdaleForVeep
06-19-2004, 10:47 PM
while watchin the game i thought of something. Why is it that only hawk is blasted for playin favorites and whatnot for the sox and how he calls a game. If you wanna talk favorites, carey or santo are 200 times worse than hawk, occasionally if im driving i put on 'GN to simply hear a ball game and hope the scrubs lose, but every time a cub player does something good or bad, all u hear for the next 5 mins is "OHHHH WHAT A PLAY!" or the opposite. Then again, its all worth it to hear santo break down and scream "NOOOOOO" when brown dropped that routine fly in centre years ago

OurBitchinMinny
06-19-2004, 11:04 PM
I'll take hawk over chip anyday, but I am growing tired of his schtick. He seems to be seething in the booth. I like some of his sayings, but I can definitely see why people dont like him. Lots of dead air, which is better than chip and stoney trying to talk over each other, but still not great. I know DJ has improved, but hawk was so much better with wimpy. The only guys who can give steve and chip a run for their money in whininess dick bremer and bert blylevyn. Those two guys are brutal.

DrCrawdad
06-19-2004, 11:14 PM
I'll take hawk over chip anyday, but I am growing tired of his schtick. He seems to be seething in the booth. I like some of his sayings, but I can definitely see why people dont like him. Lots of dead air, which is better than chip and stoney trying to talk over each other, but still not great. I know DJ has improved, but hawk was so much better with wimpy. The only guys who can give steve and chip a run for their money in whininess dick bremer and bert blylevyn. Those two guys are brutal.

In my experience, Cubbie fans used to rail about the drunken, unprofessional hack the Sox had in Harry Caray. Then Harry became a Cubbie broadcaster and Cubbie fans forgot their complaints and gushed over Harry and still haven't stopped.

If Hawk were a Cubbie announcer, well first of all Hawk would have a lot more wealth, but you can be sure that Cubbie fans would love Hawk.

As far as broadcasters go, I like Rooney, Farmer I don't really care for. Pat Hughes is good, Santo is horrible. Chip is way too over the top for me, Stone brings up some good points but is way too much of an arogant poof for my taste. Hawk, I ignore Hawk for the most part. I enjoy trying to beat him to his lines though. DJ is a nice guy...

StillMissOzzie
06-20-2004, 12:19 AM
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As far as broadcasters go, I like Rooney, Farmer I don't really care for. Pat Hughes is good, Santo is horrible. Chip is way too over the top for me, Stone brings up some good points but is way too much of an arogant poof for my taste. Hawk, I ignore Hawk for the most part. I enjoy trying to beat him to his lines though. DJ is a nice guy...
Doctor, I feel like we have much the same likes & dislikes. Rooney is very good, Farmer is tedious and gets sidetrcked on some off-the-wall tangents. Chimp is Mr. Hyperbole - everything is the fastest, highest, hardest, blah blah blah..
Your description of Stone is perfect! I think Hughes is pretty good too, but sumetimes, he just sounds like he stepped out of a time machine from 50 years ago. Not that he sounds like an old man, he just sounds like a guy from the 1940's on the radio. Santo is just pathetic. Sometimes I get a little tired of the Hawk Shtick too, but mostly I think he cares.

SMO
:gulp:

DrCrawdad
06-20-2004, 12:29 AM
Doctor, I feel like we have much the same likes & dislikes. Rooney is very good, Farmer is tedious and gets sidetrcked on some off-the-wall tangents. Chimp is Mr. Hyperbole - everything is the fastest, highest, hardest, blah blah blah..
Your description of Stone is perfect! I think Hughes is pretty good too, but sumetimes, he just sounds like he stepped out of a time machine from 50 years ago. Not that he sounds like an old man, he just sounds like a guy from the 1940's on the radio. Santo is just pathetic. Sometimes I get a little tired of the Hawk Shtick too, but mostly I think he cares.

SMO
:gulp:

Have you ever heard Dan McNeil's impression of Pat Hughes? It's pretty funny and spot on as far as Hughes penchant for describing the color of every damn thing in the park and beyond.

Ron Santo seems like a great person but he's terrible. I guess someone could point to Hawk but at least Hawk can handle speaking. Santo just can't express himself. The guy doesn't belong on the radio with his trouble with speaking. If Santo were a Sox broadcaster Santo wouldn't get the free pass he does from the press. And my god, Santo's "humor" is tired and lame. If Santo were broadcasting for the Sox, Cubbie fans would be the number one critics.

MRKARNO
06-20-2004, 12:53 AM
2 things:

1. Pat Hughes is a pretty good broadcaster and the only Cub broadcaster I genuinely like. Santo is an annoying moron. Chimp is the worst broadcaster I have ever listened to.

2. Hawk would be considered the best broadcaster in baseball or at least the most famous one where he with the Yankees, Cubs, Braves or Red Sox.

TornLabrum
06-20-2004, 07:24 AM
Have you ever heard Dan McNeil's impression of Pat Hughes? It's pretty funny and spot on as far as Hughes penchant for describing the color of every damn thing in the park and beyond.

Ron Santo seems like a great person but he's terrible. I guess someone could point to Hawk but at least Hawk can handle speaking. Santo just can't express himself. The guy doesn't belong on the radio with his trouble with speaking. If Santo were a Sox broadcaster Santo wouldn't get the free pass he does from the press. And my god, Santo's "humor" is tired and lame. If Santo were broadcasting for the Sox, Cubbie fans would be the number one critics.
I can summarize Santo a lot more succinctly: The next thought he completes will be the first.

viagracat
06-20-2004, 10:48 PM
If Chip Caray didn't have a famous grandfather named Harry Caray or a famous father named Skip Caray, he'd be a corporate accountant at Pfizer or something. He really is very annoying. Boring, hyperbolic, whiny, everything. But lest I get accused of piling on Cub announcers, I do think Steve Stone is knowledgeable and articulate (I've always kind of liked him, actually); Pat Hughes is also pretty good. From a broadcast skill standpoint, Ron Santo doesn't belong within 10 miles of a broadcast booth, of course, but there is something about his Everyman persona that makes him an icon, and he'll be in on the radio as long as he wants to be. If you can get over his over-the-top biases (you have to throw inside if you're a Cub pitcher and sometimes guys get hit as a result, but when a Cardinal pitcher hits a Cub, Tony LaRussa ought to be suspended, etc) you can deal with him. He's real.

I know I'll get an argument from even some Sox fans, but I really like Harrelson. He knows the game and unabashedly pulls for his team. Unlike Caray, where everything is canned and comes off as pathetic, Harrelson just is being himself (kinda like Santo in that way), and that's great. Call his phrases corny or whatever, but he never comes across, to me at least, as cloying or reaching. DJ doesn't add a lot, but he doesn't do anything to take away from the broadcast either. Rooney is very smooth and professional; arguably the best broadcaster in Chicago baseball. Farmer can be a little whiny and gets off the subject at times, but he also seems to pull for the Sox. So we have a mixed bag in Chicago now. I don't think we'll ever go back to the days of Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall, with Harry bombed by the seventh inning drinking Falstaff (Falstaff!):gulp: "Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end..."

PS: I think even Falstaff tasted better than Doggy Style, but it's been awhile since I've had either, so I could be wrong.