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Muopsies
06-14-2005, 12:35 AM
Just caught a brief blurb during the 9th inning today and Rooney and Farmer were doing anything but announcing this monstrosity and they started talking about Buck and it seemed that Farmer just doesn't like him and makes fun of him when he can. Anyone know anymore?

tebman
06-14-2005, 12:38 AM
Just caught a brief blurb during the 9th inning today and Rooney and Farmer were doing anything but announcing this monstrosity and they started talking about Buck and it seemed that Farmer just doesn't like him and makes fun of him when he can. Anyone know anymore?
Check out this recent thread:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=51464&highlight=showalter

There are other people in MLB who aren't crazy about Showalter either. Apparently his bedside manner (i.e., large ego) is not to everyone's liking.

Rocklive99
06-14-2005, 12:40 AM
Crazy what an appearance on Seinfeld will do to you

Intenionally walking Bonds with nobody on?!?!? Speaking of big egos...

MUsoxfan
06-14-2005, 12:43 AM
Farmer CONSTANTLY is ripping Showalter. It's bad when they do it during out of town scores, and it's really bad when we play the Rangers. I love when Rooney and Farmer make fun of people

dcb33
06-14-2005, 01:19 AM
Farmer CONSTANTLY is ripping Showalter. It's bad when they do it during out of town scores, and it's really bad when we play the Rangers. I ..................love when Rooney and Farmer make fun of people

Although John and Ed have ridiculed Showalter in the past, I've noticed a definite increase in both the frequency and maliciousness of their attacks on Bucky ever since the spat he and Ozzie had last year.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_rooney.jpg
"Texas is playing at home, and boy is it hot down there today. Do you think Buck is wearing his jacket?"
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_farmer.jpg
"Of course he is. It could be 200 degrees out and he'd still have that thing on, but you can do that when you're the best manager in baseball."
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_rooney.jpg
"Do you think he's the best manager in baseball, Ed?"
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_farmer.jpg
"According to him he is, and I'm not going to disagree. (EDIT): The man invented baseball, so he must know what he's talking about."

...and the beat goes on.

Nellie_Fox
06-14-2005, 01:25 AM
Ozzie has said that it's always especially gratifying to beat the guy who invented baseball.

WhiteSox16K
06-14-2005, 01:35 AM
Just caught a brief blurb during the 9th inning today and Rooney and Farmer were doing anything but announcing this monstrosity

It's funny you mention that because I was on the way home from the game and they were talking about some random/odd topic and my girlfriend asked, "aren't they supposed to be talking about the game? Why are they talking about that?"


http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_rooney.jpg
"Texas is playing at home, and boy is it hot down there today. Do you think Buck is wearing his jacket?"
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_farmer.jpg
"Of course he is. It could be 200 degrees out and he'd still have that thing on, but you can do that when you're the best manager in baseball."
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_rooney.jpg
"Do you think he's the best manager in baseball, Ed?"
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_farmer.jpg
"According to him he is, so who am I to disagree? If he says he's the best, it must be true."

...and the beat goes on.


That's how most of their conversations go and I know I've heard that one before. Their great for a :roflmao: quite a lot - they definitely keep it fresh for 162 games.

HawkISox
06-14-2005, 11:17 AM
When he was the Arizona manager, they called them the Diamondbucks.

chaerulez
06-14-2005, 01:37 PM
He's a huge control freak and isn't popular with a lot of people (a lot of players included) around the league.

Lip Man 1
06-14-2005, 01:42 PM
I've heard the story which I am told is true that Buck one time lined up the ketchup bottles during the post game spread in order of how much ketchup was left in the individual bottles.

Lip

tebman
06-14-2005, 01:55 PM
I've heard the story which I am told is true that Buck one time lined up the ketchup bottles during the post game spread in order of how much ketchup was left in the individual bottles.

Lip
Whoa! That's a genuine neurosis -- the kind of stuff treated with medication.

Easy to see why he's not a popular guy. :kukoo:

MUScholar21
06-14-2005, 03:21 PM
[QUOTE=dcb33]
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_farmer.jpg
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Am I the only one who thinks Farmio looks like Satan in this picture? :o:

dcb33
06-14-2005, 03:24 PM
[QUOTE=dcb33]
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_farmer.jpg
QUOTE]

Am I the only one who thinks Farmio looks like Satan in this picture? :o:

The likeness is startling. Perhaps he should've played the devil in that Aaron Rowand "Win or die trying" commercial.

Rocklive99
06-14-2005, 03:26 PM
[QUOTE=dcb33]
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/broadcaster_cws_farmer.jpg
QUOTE]

Am I the only one who thinks Farmio looks like Satan in this picture? :o:

Rowand you're mine!

Frater Perdurabo
06-14-2005, 04:07 PM
I've heard the story which I am told is true that Buck one time lined up the ketchup bottles during the post game spread in order of how much ketchup was left in the individual bottles.

Lip

If he was bored at the time, I don't think that's a sign of mental problems, just a sign of boredom.

OTOH, if he had to arrange the ketchup bottles before he could do anything else, like, say, write out the next day's lineup card, then we're looking at a certified nut.