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Brian26
08-10-2005, 10:41 PM
Just checking out some of the MLB.com highlights. The Sox highlights are with the Yankee$ feed, so you get to hear Jim Kaat (who has always been a big Sox supporter, dating back to when he was working the CBS national games in the early 90's). He gave major props to Rowand on the highlight clips and (get this) actually mentioned Jim Landis as a former great White Sox centerfield. Imagine that- an opposing announcer who knows Sox history! Major kudos to Kaat for even mentioning Landis' name. I can't remember the last time I've heard his name on a broadcast, and that includes our own announcers.

Lip Man 1
08-10-2005, 10:46 PM
When Kaat was one of the regular's on Baseball Tonight in the early 90's he was insightful and impartial. Very rare traits then or now.

Lip

NDSox12
08-10-2005, 10:50 PM
Yeah, Kaat is a very good announcer. Its just too bad he's stuck in that three man booth. Who decided that two announcers just wasn't enough? I assume is started with MNF years ago, but that's where it should have ended as well. I see no reason for two guys whose sole purpose is to provide color commentary. Oh well... I digress...

rwcescato
08-10-2005, 10:54 PM
When Kaat was one of the regular's on Baseball Tonight in the early 90's he was insightful and impartial. Very rare traits then or now.

Lip

The fact that Katt once was a starter for the White Sox,in the mid '70's, I believe, is the reason he knows our history and would mention it.
Rich

JimH
08-10-2005, 11:03 PM
He was actually a 20 game winner for the White Sox. Going strictly from memory, 21 wins in 1975.

LuvSox
08-10-2005, 11:10 PM
He was actually a 20 game winner for the White Sox. Going strictly from memory, 21 wins in 1975.

21 in '74

20 in '75

EastCoastSoxFan
08-11-2005, 09:55 AM
He gave major props to Rowand on the highlight clips
He also did a complete breakdown of Rowand's excellent CF fundamentals on a deep fly in which he circled the ball and came up throwing just to make sure a runner didn't advance from first to second. He basically said that aspiring young centerfielders would do well to watch and learn CF technique from Aaron.
I agree with Lip; Kaat is one of the fairest and most insightful baseball analysts around...

tsamdog
08-11-2005, 10:01 AM
21 in '74

20 in '75

....and 16 or 17 gold gloves. True athlete.

Fungo
08-11-2005, 10:19 AM
When Kaat was one of the regular's on Baseball Tonight in the early 90's he was insightful and impartial. Very rare traits then or now.

LipYears ago, he used to do the college World Series for ESPN. I've always like Kaat.

ode to veeck
08-11-2005, 11:18 AM
Can we trade Hawk and DJ for Kaat and Wimpy? (not teal intentionally)

Paulwny
08-11-2005, 11:27 AM
I had to chuckle at one of Kaat's comments. ~ "Konerko has a nice compact swing which makes him such a good hitter."

He should visit this site and read all the positive and negative PK comments.

Paulwny
08-11-2005, 12:04 PM
Article on Rowand and yankmee comments on his defense, from Newsday:

http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spwsox114379303aug11,0,6385862.story?coll=ny-yankees-print