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mrzerofan
07-02-2004, 06:13 PM
I'm sick of Chip Caray bashing the white sox. First he says the white sox have spotty defense. Then, at the end of the game he does a pathetic "He Gone." Not like he knows anything about the team or anything:angry:

LongLiveFisk
07-02-2004, 06:14 PM
I'm sick of Chip Caray bashing the white sox. First he says the white sox have spotty defense. Then, at the end of the game he does a pathetic "He Gone." Not like he knows anything about the team or anything:angry:
He's just mad because "he gone" will most likely apply to him at the end of the season!

MrRoboto83
07-02-2004, 06:16 PM
shows us all how Hawk is such an effective sox announcer. Chip has no unique calls of his own.

Cowch44
07-02-2004, 06:16 PM
Chip Carey is an idiot. Sox fans know this and an occasional cub fan does. He claims that the game is over in the fifth almost every game as long as they've got a lead. He's just a dumb guy and there's nothing we can do about that.

Flight #24
07-02-2004, 06:18 PM
Chip Carey is an idiot. Sox fans know this and an occasional cub fan does. He claims that the game is over in the fifth almost every game as long as they've got a lead. He's just a dumb guy and there's nothing we can do about that.
With all-stars like Jon Leicester, Francis beltran, and Latroy Hawkins, the bullpen's a lock!!!

Methinks Chip's taking after his granddad....:gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

Soxaholic
07-02-2004, 06:19 PM
Its funny how Cub fans say Hawk is a terrible announcer with silly catch phrases, yet Cub fans use these phrases to White Sox fans. Why would a Cub fan waste their breath to use a "silly" catch phrase? :?:

PINWHEELS
07-02-2004, 06:21 PM
:chimp Swung On and Belted, Deep to to Left! And Crede Makes the catch!

JGarlandrules20
07-02-2004, 06:29 PM
The guy annoys me so much. And I thought it was mean how he called Timo a "pest".

All my cub fan friends think Hawk and DJ are boring...but maybe that's because they don't overreact on every little hit/out.

PINWHEELS
07-02-2004, 06:33 PM
:D: The good news is that this is the only game of the three that they broadcast. Tommorow is Fox, AND Sunday is ESPN!

SomebodyToldMe
07-02-2004, 06:36 PM
:chimp Swung On and Belted, Deep to to Left! And Crede Makes the catch!
AAAAAAAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHA:rolling:

PaleHoseGeorge
07-02-2004, 06:41 PM
Every Sox Fan ought to do their ticker a favor and turn down the volume whenever Chimp or Stoney is doing the call. You're simply asking to be laid into an early grave listening to such unmitigated crap.

Turn down the volume, people. That's what the switch is there for. Of course that doesn't solve the problem of having to listen to Farmer, our in-house idiot.
:angry:

:farmer
"I saw the whole replay on my 8" black and white monitor, John. Not only didn't Gload hit a grand slam but I think the umpires ought to deduct another 2 runs from the Sox column because none of them are cool enough to be wearing shoes with no socks on their feet like I am right now."

"And stop saluting the Canadian flag!"

"And if you don't like hearing me rant, turn me off!"

:rooney
"Umm... I'm not touching any of this with a ten-foot pole."

Somebody please fire Farmer.

South Side
07-02-2004, 06:47 PM
Will anyone else be listening to tomorrow and Sunday's games with the tv on mute and the radio on? Good god, that was awful. I think I've gone deaf.

"Oh my God, Ramirez gets a hit to RF, OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!"-- With a 3 run lead in the 7th. IDIOTS!!!!! :angry:

Cowch44
07-02-2004, 06:51 PM
The games on Fox so they'll probably be "for the cubs" they tend to like the cubbies...

SoxFan76
07-02-2004, 06:52 PM
Come on George, Farmer isn't that bad. I used to hate him until I heard an interview with him with Steve Dahl. He cracks me up, and him and Rooney have a good chemistry with eachother. He does tend to ramble on, but it is radio don't forget. He has to say something since you can't see the game at all times.

And honestly, would you take Stone, Chip, Santo, or Hughes over Farmer? I think not.

SoxxoS
07-02-2004, 06:59 PM
Stone took a good shot at Santo's toupee, which we pretty funny.

PaleHoseGeorge
07-02-2004, 07:01 PM
And honestly, would you take Stone, Chip, Santo, or Hughes over Farmer? I think not.I wouldn't take any of the Cubs broadcasters, except *maybe* Stone who usually has his feet planted on the ground and his head planted in reality. However even he sometimes gets wrapped up in all the nonsense the Cubune surrounds him with.

As for Farmer, he is a Grade A idiot and nothing less than an embarrassment to the Sox organization this season. That tirade of his about the Canadian anthem was shameful. He color commentary is low-grade and the innings he does play-by-play are nearly unlistenable. I'm done defending him. He ought to be sent packing this autumn.

Rooney deserves a better partner than this. Furthermore finding a better partner shouldn't be too hard.

dickallen15
07-02-2004, 07:11 PM
The games on Fox so they'll probably be "for the cubs" they tend to like the cubbies...

Torborg is doing the color, and he loves Ozzie and Frank. I am going to the game, but the broadcast should be bearable. You'll get a lot of pro White Sox.

TornLabrum
07-02-2004, 07:26 PM
:chimp Swung On and Belted, Deep to to Left! And Crede Makes the catch!
in the infield grass.

Takatsufan
07-02-2004, 07:47 PM
I like John Rausch and Ed Farmer. They ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THEIR TALKING ABOUT. Chip just got the job because his last name is Caray.


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RKMeibalane
07-02-2004, 08:23 PM
:chimp Swung On and Belted, Deep to to Left! And Crede Makes the catch!
This would be funnier if it weren't so close to the truth. It's unbelievable to me how someone so stupid could get a job as a Major League Baseball play-by-play man.

RKMeibalane
07-02-2004, 08:24 PM
I like John Rausch and Ed Farmer. They ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THEIR TALKING ABOUT. Chip just got the job because his last name is Caray.


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You mean John Rooney, don't you? John Rauch is a Sox pitcher.

It's a good thing, too. If Rauch were doing play-by-play, we wouldn't hear anything after the fifth inning, because John would have already left.

viagracat
07-02-2004, 08:45 PM
I wouldn't take any of the Cubs broadcasters, except *maybe* Stone who usually has his feet planted on the ground and his head planted in reality. However even he sometimes gets wrapped up in all the nonsense the Cubune surrounds him with.

As for Farmer, he is a Grade A idiot and nothing less than an embarrassment to the Sox organization this season. That tirade of his about the Canadian anthem was shameful. He color commentary is low-grade and the innings he does play-by-play are nearly unlistenable. I'm done defending him. He ought to be sent packing this autumn.

Rooney deserves a better partner than this. Furthermore finding a better partner shouldn't be too hard.
As much as I hate to admit it, Stone is probably the most knowledgable announcer in Chicago, and he's not nearly as nerdy as Caray, who does not have a single thing going for him. He is easily the worst baseball announcer I have ever seen: boring, sanctimonious (sp?), egotistical and I think his knowledge of the game is limited. Pat Hughes is OK, and Ron Santo; well, lets; just say I always smile when he goes "AARRRGHHH!" But Caray? Forget it.:mad:

LongLiveFisk
07-02-2004, 09:27 PM
As much as I hate to admit it, Stone is probably the most knowledgable announcer in Chicago, and he's not nearly as nerdy as Caray, who does not have a single thing going for him. He is easily the worst baseball announcer I have ever seen: boring, sanctimonious (sp?), egotistical and I think his knowledge of the game is limited. Pat Hughes is OK, and Ron Santo; well, lets; just say I always smile when he goes "AARRRGHHH!" But Caray? Forget it.:mad:
Well he does have one thing going for him, according to Stone: he has great hair!

:chimp <---Just look at that luscious mane! :wink:

RKMeibalane
07-02-2004, 10:51 PM
Just watch. Once Caray is officially fired as the Cubs play-by-play announcer, it will be at least two or three years before he's working baseball games again. Think about it. After Harry Caray ran Josh Lewin out of town during the mid-nineties, it took a few years for him to get back into doing baseball games. It's almost as if he was blackballed.

BreakiNewz
07-03-2004, 04:04 AM
As much as I hate to admit it, Stone is probably the most knowledgable announcer in Chicago, and he's not nearly as nerdy as Caray, who does not have a single thing going for him. He is easily the worst baseball announcer I have ever seen: boring, sanctimonious (sp?), egotistical and I think his knowledge of the game is limited. Pat Hughes is OK, and Ron Santo; well, lets; just say I always smile when he goes "AARRRGHHH!" But Caray? Forget it.:mad:

Now don't get me wrong, I don't care for Chip Caray and his "atomball" pop up calls or his liberal use of the thesaurus throughout the game, but he is a heck of a lot better than many of the announcers out there today. If any of you have the MLB Extra Innings Package, you'll know what I mean.

Stone has it all together. He is amazing at predicting pitch sequence and giving the viewer a great step by step tour of every at bat and what should happen if executed to perfection. I honestly find Stone to be the best analyst in teh game.

Hughes and Santo are a very good team, but you have to warm up to their give and take to appreciate it. Of course, Ronny is all over the place from time to time, but Hughes and him have enough chemistry to get through what could be difficult moments for others. I used to hate Hughes, but over time he grew on me.I prefer WGN 720 to TV because it's a lot more fun to listen to the game.

And I guess that's why I don't care for Hawk and DJ. While I don't need the game explained to me as Chip tries to do, the dead air and lack of chemistry those two have in the booth just makes it seem like I'm watching a funeral procession. Rooney and Farmer are pretty solid and do a good job- much more professional.

I'm a Cubs fan so of course I'm biased, but the best thing Sox management could do is replace those TV guys. They need excitement and not someone telling them that he nor they know anything about the game of baseball.

Nellie_Fox
07-03-2004, 04:38 AM
I'm a Cubs fan so of course I'm biased, but the best thing Sox management could do is replace those TV guys. And I'm a Sox fan, and I don't care what you think about Sox announcers.

WhiteSox = Life
07-03-2004, 04:39 AM
Now don't get me wrong, I don't care for Chip Caray and his "atomball" pop up calls or his liberal use of the thesaurus throughout the game, but he is a heck of a lot better than many of the announcers out there today. If any of you have the MLB Extra Innings Package, you'll know what I mean.

Stone has it all together. He is amazing at predicting pitch sequence and giving the viewer a great step by step tour of every at bat and what should happen if executed to perfection. I honestly find Stone to be the best analyst in teh game.

Hughes and Santo are a very good team, but you have to warm up to their give and take to appreciate it. Of course, Ronny is all over the place from time to time, but Hughes and him have enough chemistry to get through what could be difficult moments for others. I used to hate Hughes, but over time he grew on me.I prefer WGN 720 to TV because it's a lot more fun to listen to the game.

And I guess that's why I don't care for Hawk and DJ. While I don't need the game explained to me as Chip tries to do, the dead air and lack of chemistry those two have in the booth just makes it seem like I'm watching a funeral procession. Rooney and Farmer are pretty solid and do a good job- much more professional.

I'm a Cubs fan so of course I'm biased, but the best thing Sox management could do is replace those TV guys. They need excitement and not someone telling them that he nor they know anything about the game of baseball.
Though Stone can come off as being mightier than thou on occasion, he is a very good analyst. He brings something different to the TV broadcast on either side of town as he's the only former pitcher filling the viewer in on information he and/or she may not have known.

Hawk and DJ are fine and subscribe to the credo that you don't need chatter throughout the entire game. Baseball does not go by at a hockey-like pace, and they don't talk in that way, either. I, for one, and I think you'll find a lot more people feel similarly, too, prefer to watch baseball for what it is: baseball. Nothing more, nothing less. Hawk and DJ don't need to bring the excitement to a Sox fan watching their team. There's not a single doubt that both are compassionate about the Sox — and they will show it plenty of times — but they play it cool most of the time.

Be careful what you read or hear, BreakiNewz. Hawk is particularly outspoken, and according to many, an "unofficial mouthpiece" to relay what Reinsdorf feels on situations. Of course, Hawk lets us know how he feels on subjects, too, and especially the one you mentioned above.

Hawk was in no way whatsoever stating or even coming close to implying that neither he nor the fans watching know baseball. Many Sox fans have been watching and playing baseball their entire lives, and Hawk has been in baseball for nearly 40 years and DJ for 20 years. Basically, Hawk had a diatribe against those so-called know-it-all columnists (for instance, one whose name rhymes with Ray Harriotti) who know anything and everything about the game, and what they say is or certainly should be sacred.

To paraphrase: "The beauty of baseball," Hawk frequently alludes to, "is that you can learn something new and see something new every day."

Both Hawk and DJ are former players who have a great knowledge and passion for the game. They're not the most exciting and they're not the most critical, but they know the game, will give you plenty of laughs and will always be on your side as Sox fans.

Personally, I couldn't ask for anymore.

Btw, enjoy your stay at WSI, BreakiNewz.

:smile:

CallMeNuts
07-03-2004, 07:47 AM
For a few innings per game, or maybe an occasional full game, wouldn't it be fun to put an announcer from both teams in the booth together? Encourage some good natured debate. I'd love to hear Hawk & Stone for a few innings. Hawk & Jim Kaat would be great to listen to,

BigEdWalsh
07-03-2004, 07:55 AM
For a few innings per game, or maybe an occasional full game, wouldn't it be fun to put an announcer from both teams in the booth together? Encourage some good natured debate. I'd love to hear Hawk & Stone for a few innings. Hawk & Jim Kaat would be great to listen to,
That's a pretty neat idea, I like it...provided it was done right like you suggested. I think Pat Hughes and John Rooney could be fun to listen to. Now on the other hand, Chip Carey and D.J. would be pretty dreadful (though let's face it, Chip Carey and ANYONE is dreadful).
I'd like to hear Rooney do a whole game as somebody else, like Milo Hamilton or Vince Scully. I really enjoy his imitations. :D:

hose
07-03-2004, 08:05 AM
And I'm a Sox fan, and I don't care what you think about Sox announcers.

You got that right professor.

hose
07-03-2004, 08:07 AM
You mean John Rooney, don't you? John Rauch is a Sox pitcher.

It's a good thing, too. If Rauch were doing play-by-play, we wouldn't hear anything after the fifth inning, because John would have already left.

:kneeslap:

PaleHoseGeorge
07-03-2004, 08:38 AM
And I'm a Sox fan, and I don't care what you think about Sox announcers.
How about it. Breaki lost all credibility when he labeled Santo and Hughes "a very good team."
:roflmao:

My God, the only good reason for keeping Santo in the booth these days is helping out a sick sick man. The next complete sentence he mutters will be his first.

samram
07-03-2004, 08:40 AM
And I'm a Sox fan, and I don't care what you think about Sox announcers.
I don't care what he thinks about anything. IQ's above 80 only on this site, please.

hose
07-03-2004, 09:41 AM
After reading PHG's post "trying" to lampoon Farmio and Rooney :tongue: I have one question..........where is King Xerxes?

King Xerxes has the best Farmer/Rooney posts on WSI.

jackbrohamer
07-03-2004, 10:46 AM
:D: The good news is that this is the only game of the three that they broadcast. Tommorow is Fox, AND Sunday is ESPN!
That must be why Chimp decided to work in his cheap shot during yesterday's game. I bet he planned it well ahead of time to score points with Scrub fans.
:tsk:

TornLabrum
07-03-2004, 10:50 AM
Hughes and Santo are a very good team....
Your what hurts?

TornLabrum
07-03-2004, 10:52 AM
Speaking of Chimp Caray, I woke up in a cold sweat this morning. I was dreaming about watching a ball game on TV, and Chimp was doing the play by play. I can only hope that this isn't an omen about how the rest of my day will go.

vegyrex
07-03-2004, 12:17 PM
I'm a Cubs fan so of course I'm biased, but the best thing Sox management could do is replace those TV guys. They need excitement and not someone telling them that he nor they know anything about the game of baseball.
Maybe you should leave that to Sox fans. The last thing I want to read is advice from lame cubs fans. :rolleyes:

skobabe8
07-03-2004, 12:32 PM
That must be why Chimp decided to work in his cheap shot during yesterday's game. I bet he planned it well ahead of time to score points with Scrub fans.
:tsk:

Without a doubt! And correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Stone chime in too? Like they planned it out?

BreakiNewz
07-03-2004, 05:20 PM
Maybe you should leave that to Sox fans. The last thing I want to read is advice from lame cubs fans. :rolleyes:
That's fine, but they'll have to change their overall presentation to appeal to a broader base and attract more people to get excited about White Sox baseball.

Perhaps Comcast will have some say in that.