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ja1022
09-10-2004, 02:01 PM
I'm listening to the Marlins beginning their sweep of the Cubs on the radio, and anybody who hates Hawk, DJ or Farmer (Rooney generelly seems to get a pass from everyone) only needs to listen to Santo to appreciate what we've got. Martinez just committed two throwing errors and I can't describe how brutal this guy is. Unbelievable. I feel sorry for the play by play guy. It's that bad... I've..got ...to leave...now...must ..turn...the ....dial.....help....hel.................

Baby Fisk
09-10-2004, 02:18 PM
Agreed. You gotta feel for Hawk, especially this time of year. The Sox are out of the hunt, the call-ups are getting playing time, and who wouldn't go out of their mind announcing the same things every night. Things must get messed up in your head after a while...

APRIL
:hawk
"Before we show you our Picks to Click, you at home select yours."

MAY
:hawk
"Before we share you with our Picks to Click, you select your new homes."

JUNE
:hawk
"Before we Pick our Shares to Sink, you select your home runs."

JULY
:hawk
"Before we Suck our Pickles Thick, you and Homer eat S'Mores"

AUGUST
:hawk
"Before we Blow off you Pricks, you can go and up yours."

SEPTEMBER
:hawk
*sigh* [long silence]
"To hell with this ****, and you can put that on the board."

kittle42
09-10-2004, 03:00 PM
When there was a fly ball to righ center, here was the call:

Hughes: "Fly ball to right center. Sosa and Patterson range over...Corey calling.."

Santo: "UUUGHHHAAAAAAAAHHHHGAWDAAAAHHHGGHH!"

Meanwhile, two runs score before Hughes can actually say:

"The ball falls between Sammy and Corey, and two runs score."

Thanks, Ronnie.

Frankfan4life
09-10-2004, 03:05 PM
Agreed. You gotta feel for Hawk, especially this time of year. The Sox are out of the hunt, the call-ups are getting playing time, and who wouldn't go out of their mind announcing the same things every night. Things must get messed up in your head after a while...

APRIL
:hawk
"Before we show you our Picks to Click, you at home select yours."

MAY
:hawk
"Before we share you with our Picks to Click, you select your new homes."

JUNE
:hawk
"Before we Pick our Shares to Sink, you select your home runs."

JULY
:hawk
"Before we Suck our Pickles Thick, you and Homer eat S'Mores"

AUGUST
:hawk
"Before we Blow off you Pricks, you can go and up yours."

SEPTEMBER
:hawk
*sigh* [long silence]
"To hell with this ****, and you can put that on the board.":roflmao: That's so funny it hurts.

Kilroy
09-10-2004, 03:55 PM
When there was a fly ball to righ center, here was the call:

Hughes: "Fly ball to right center. Sosa and Patterson range over...Corey calling.."

Santo: "UUUGHHHAAAAAAAAHHHHGAWDAAAAHHHGGHH!"

Meanwhile, two runs score before Hughes can actually say:

"The ball falls between Sammy and Corey, and two runs score."

Thanks, Ronnie.
That had to be great to listen to. I'm sad that I missed that...

ja1022
09-10-2004, 04:09 PM
That had to be great to listen to. I'm sad that I missed that...

Personally, I'm glad I missed it, and that was my point in the post. For me, Santo is like fingernails on a chalkboard. I'll try to listen, in the interest of hearing the Cubs lose, but after a small dose, the guy is so bad, I get uncomfortable and have to turn it off. I do agree it's funny--nobody that heard it will ever forget his famous "OH NO!!" call--but when I listen too long I feel almost like a gawker at an accident, or that I'm Laughing at somebodies expense. The positive thing is, he's so bad AND associated with the Cubs.

daveeym
09-10-2004, 04:34 PM
When there was a fly ball to righ center, here was the call:

Hughes: "Fly ball to right center. Sosa and Patterson range over...Corey calling.."

Santo: "UUUGHHHAAAAAAAAHHHHGAWDAAAAHHHGGHH!"

Meanwhile, two runs score before Hughes can actually say:

"The ball falls between Sammy and Corey, and two runs score."

Thanks, Ronnie. This happens all the time. Hughes can never make the play by play when anything is going against the cubs cuz ron sounds like he's having a heart attack. Later today they had ron talking about some list and it had Pat's the King of Steaks on the list in philly and ron got all confused weather it was cheesesteaks or not. Hughes just made some quips about the game being tough enough already and how they gotta stop feeding these things to ron.

Gosox1917
09-10-2004, 05:12 PM
Agreed. You gotta feel for Hawk, especially this time of year. The Sox are out of the hunt, the call-ups are getting playing time, and who wouldn't go out of their mind announcing the same things every night. Things must get messed up in your head after a while...

APRIL
:hawk
"Before we show you our Picks to Click, you at home select yours."

MAY
:hawk
"Before we share you with our Picks to Click, you select your new homes."

JUNE
:hawk
"Before we Pick our Shares to Sink, you select your home runs."

JULY
:hawk
"Before we Suck our Pickles Thick, you and Homer eat S'Mores"

AUGUST
:hawk
"Before we Blow off you Pricks, you can go and up yours."

SEPTEMBER
:hawk
*sigh* [long silence]
"To hell with this ****, and you can put that on the board."
HAHAHA!!! outstanding...I must say Hawk and DJ are my favorite announcers...they know the team and you know whose side they're on. It's like watching the game with a couple of fans when they do the commenatating.

SOXSINCE'70
09-11-2004, 09:37 AM
That had to be great to listen to. I'm sad that I missed that...
Was it as good as "OHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!" when Brant Brown dropped the ball allowing the winning run to score against the Brewers in '98??
How about the first game against the sCrUBS at Comiskey in 2000?? Foulke blew a 5-3 lead allowing the most overrated player in baseball to hit a game tying 2 run homer in the 9th (Durham's RBI double scored Herbert Perry with the winning run in the 14th.I was there.).Hughes could barely describe it as "Ronnie" kept screaming like a porn star in heat.I thought the man was having an orgasm.Heard it as a "lowlight" on the SNORE the next morning.God,is Santo bad.His color work is as bad as his offense was in 1974,when,after being traded to the Sox,Chuck Tanner tried to make him a second baseman.Didn't work.


Ronnie,you sucked in '74
30 years later,you suck even more.
SANTO MUST GO!!!!

My dad is 64 (just like Santo) and he makes more sense.

Just go away,Ronnie.Far,far away.

And if you make it to the HOF,I want Dick Allen and Bill Melton inducted,too.:D: :D: :D:

ja1022
09-11-2004, 10:52 AM
Made the mistake of tuning in again yesterday to the train wreck that is the Cubs radio broadcast and heard to many bizarre things to list here in the few minutes I listened. One exchange was vintage Santo though.

Ron (in that creaky, slow voice): "Pat, we got a letter from (so and so) from Iowa.....and he agrees with me.".........

Dead air

Pat (after a long pause and uncomfortably): Does he agree with you on a particular topic?"....

Pause

Ron:"....eh....no"

More silence and then on to some other verbal diarrhea.

I feel bad for the guy with the diabetes and all, but he's absolutely brutal. I don't know how Hughes does it.

Jerome
09-11-2004, 02:47 PM
OH NO!!!! HE DROPPED THE BALL! OH NO!

Vintage Santo.

CubsfansareDRUNK
09-11-2004, 03:15 PM
OH NO!!!! HE DROPPED THE BALL! OH NO!

Vintage Santo.
does anybody have that sound clip? i'd like to listen to it

flo-B-flo
09-11-2004, 09:42 PM
He is a HORRID announcer. A brave man but, just a TERRIBLE announcer.:rolleyes:

dcb33
09-11-2004, 10:57 PM
does anybody have that sound clip? i'd like to listen to it
Mike North has the sound clip on his website. Go to www.northtonorth.com (http://www.northtonorth.com) and click on Mike's Room. There's a scroll down menu on the left side of the page- scroll down to Sound Clips. The clip is aptly titled "Ron Santo 'OH NO!'"

CubsfansareDRUNK
09-11-2004, 11:46 PM
Mike North has the sound clip on his website. Go to www.northtonorth.com (http://www.northtonorth.com/) and click on Mike's Room. There's a scroll down menu on the left side of the page- scroll down to Sound Clips. The clip is aptly titled "Ron Santo 'OH NO!'"

holy CRAP that is the funniest thing ive ever heard!! the one with wrigley ville!!!
"SO this summer, go to the north side..and watch you life go to hell"

Railsplitter
09-13-2004, 10:38 AM
Agreed. You gotta feel for Hawk, especially this time of year. The Sox are out of the hunt, the call-ups are getting playing time, and who wouldn't go out of their mind announcing the same things every night. Things must get messed up in your head after a while...

APRIL
:hawk
"Before we show you our Picks to Click, you at home select yours."

MAY
:hawk
"Before we share you with our Picks to Click, you select your new homes."

JUNE
:hawk
"Before we Pick our Shares to Sink, you select your home runs."

JULY
:hawk
"Before we Suck our Pickles Thick, you and Homer eat S'Mores"

AUGUST
:hawk
"Before we Blow off you Pricks, you can go and up yours."

SEPTEMBER
:hawk
*sigh* [long silence]
"To hell with this ****, and you can put that on the board."
Great stuff, especially since he'd probably like to say the September one.