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JohnBasedowYoda
07-01-2006, 04:36 PM
Ok folks time for me to go out on a limb here and say that I'm pleased with the improvement in the Farmer and Singleton team. They still talk over each other and sometimes refuse to talk about the game but they're getting better.

Farmer had a good line tonight. On a Vazquez strike out he said "he was looking for the local and caught the express!" Hiiiiilarious!

Singleton is starting to flow better without all the awkward pauses. He also is starting to warm up and show some enthusiasm.

Overall I give them a B-

Daver
07-01-2006, 04:37 PM
F-

Those two are horrible.

Chips
07-01-2006, 04:39 PM
F-

Those two are horrible.

I could not agree more with you.
These two guys absolutely suck ass.

F-

CLR01
07-01-2006, 04:41 PM
F-

Those two are horrible.


Yeah but what the hell do you know? :redneck

SOXSINCE'70
07-01-2006, 04:41 PM
F-

Those two are horrible.

Thank you for taking the words right out of my mouth,Daver.
I know Singleton's trying,but he's beyond horrible at this point.
And the only person who could make "Farmio" listenable is
calling games for the Cards (that would be John Rooney).

CLR01
07-01-2006, 04:42 PM
Rooney's still gone. :whiner::whiner::whiner:

SOXSINCE'70
07-01-2006, 04:44 PM
Rooney's still gone. :whiner::whiner::whiner:

And he's not coming back.But you'd think a WORLD SERIES CHAMPION
could plan for such a circumstance.Guess Boyer and Grimm dropped
the ball.

Chips
07-01-2006, 04:44 PM
Rooney's still gone. :whiner::whiner::whiner:

I defintely miss him, didn't think it would matter much in the offseason, but I miss him a whole lot. Farmer sucks, his partner sucks.

JohnBasedowYoda
07-01-2006, 04:45 PM
Rooney's still gone. :whiner::whiner::whiner:

http://whitesoxinteractive.com/chisox716/Rowand1.gif But with Rooney.

Let it go, Rooney wanted coin and he got it.

itsnotrequired
07-01-2006, 04:45 PM
I love how JBY posts a B- and Daver posts a F- only a minute later.

:D:

QCIASOXFAN
07-01-2006, 04:46 PM
I don't think their that bad, they can be pretty funny sometimes to. I'll go c+.

Chips
07-01-2006, 04:47 PM
http://whitesoxinteractive.com/chisox716/Rowand1.gif But with Rooney.

Let it go, Rooney wanted coin and he got it.

A little different.

We got Thome for Rowand. A++
We got Farmer for Rooney. F-
We got Singleton for Famer. F-

JohnBasedowYoda
07-01-2006, 04:49 PM
I love how JBY posts a B- and Daver posts a F- only a minute later.

:D:

Meh. I admitt I was generous. I used the "hawk and deej" grading curve.

Daver
07-01-2006, 04:50 PM
Meh. I admitt I was generous. I used the "hawk and deej" grading curve.


They get an F- too.

itsnotrequired
07-01-2006, 04:53 PM
They get an F- too.

This is a great post.:D:

I assume you listened to Pat and Ron yesterday?:tongue:

JohnBasedowYoda
07-01-2006, 05:11 PM
This is a great post.:D:

I assume you listened to Pat and Ron yesterday?:tongue:

He hates everything. Must get his news or pbp via carrier pigeon.

Epark84
07-01-2006, 05:13 PM
They get an F- too.

hawk and dj are getting old. at least the team on the field is better than the broadcast team

SBSoxFan
07-01-2006, 05:45 PM
This is a great post.:D:

I assume you listened to Pat and Ron yesterday?:tongue:

Yeah, come on. They're (Farmer/Singleton Hawk/DJ) not even the worst in Chicago. I agree with Yoda, getting better Singleton is.

Palehose13
07-01-2006, 05:50 PM
Farmer is absolutely brutal.

Did anyone catch the exchange yesterday about bat manufacturers and "all about the money"? Brutal.

itsnotrequired
07-01-2006, 05:59 PM
Farmer is absolutely brutal.

Did anyone catch the exchange yesterday about bat manufacturers and "all about the money"? Brutal.

I've listened to about 8 innings worth of Sox baseball on the radio this year and this was one of the gems I caught.

Palehose13
07-01-2006, 06:00 PM
I've listened to about 8 innings worth of Sox baseball on the radio this year and this was one of the gems I caught.

I thought they were going to go to blows over it. I rarely listen on the radio. Now I know why!

itsnotrequired
07-01-2006, 06:03 PM
I thought they were going to go to blows over it. I rarely listen on the radio. Now I know why!

It really was awful.

Singleton: The bat manufacturers must be embarrassed by all the broken bats this season.

Farmer: They are elated because more broken bats = more bats need to be bought = more profit.

Don't most major leaguers get their bats for free anyway?

russ99
07-01-2006, 06:35 PM
You sit in a booth and try to make interesting conversation during a 3+ hour baseball game.

While they're not even close to last year's team, Farmer and Singleton have much better on air chemistry then in the beginning of the season, and I'm getting used to them being the radio voice of the Sox. They need to decide who does PBP, cause switching all the time stinks.

I'm sure your beloved John Rooney had a clunker or two during a long baseball season.

Lip Man 1
07-01-2006, 07:24 PM
John:

Should that be in teal...because you have to be kidding.

A train wreck sounds better then those two. Yikes!

:o:

Lip

Greg1983
07-01-2006, 07:36 PM
I'm sorry if this seems self-aggrandizing, but I'd just like to state one more time for the record that I'm a lifelong Sox fan, I have worked in some small-town radio stations, and many people have told me that I have a nice voice. It would be my dream come true to be the play-by-play announcer for the White Sox. Oh, and I'm proficient with Word and Excel.

Of course, I have no experience calling organized baseball or any other sport of any kind at any level, and the largest market in which I've worked is under 60,000 listeners. I would totally blow for at least the first month. Truthfully, a nobody like me shouldn't be allowed within 100 yards of the broadcast booth.

But if Singleton can get in the door, then dat gummit, stranger things have happened. So I'm officially announcing my candidacy to take over broadcast duties for WSCR's coverage of the Chicago White Sox effective immediately. If anyone out there knows anyone who knows anyone, please put in a word for me, or perhaps send me some contact information.

Thank you and good night.

:whiner: :gulp: :whiner: :gulp: :whiner: :gulp:

The Critic
07-01-2006, 07:45 PM
Did anyone hear the "guessing game" Singleton tortured Farmer with on Friday?
(stay with me here, it was so mind-numbing that I can't remember all the details perfectly.)
Singleton asked Farmer if he knew who was singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame that day, and Ed did not know.
I think at this point they mentioned how much closer to the field the press box is at Wrigley than in Pittsburgh, although "it's still fairly high".
Singleton then says "the singer today would be familiar with being high.....in the air....." and then says "one of our broadcasters has something in common with him".
Farmer's still not getting it, so Singleton says "here, take this BLANK scoresheet and fill in any old names you want to...."
Farmer is COMPLETELY confused at this point, but Singleton still won't say who it is. FINALLY he tells Farmer that it's Andre Dawson.
Farmer: "......you went a LONNNG way for that one, partner.....those clues were horrible".
Me the whole time: :?:

Frater Perdurabo
07-01-2006, 08:20 PM
Compared to the Cubs' radio tandem, the Sox radio booth actually sounds decent.

I've grown used to Farmer's understated, unemotional delivery and his repetition of certain phrases like "oh for the long one." Singleton's getting better. He had nowhere to go but up, but he's on his way up.

My only option for the game today was the XM feed of Hughes and Santo. Hughes is actually pretty good. Santo is downright horrible. He makes Farmer and Singleton sound like John Rooney and Vin Scully.

Hawk is a homer, but he's a decent homer. Santo is the worst kind of homer. He can't bring himself to say a single thing nice about the Sox when they play well. At least Hawk - or Farmer or Singleton or DJ - will make a positive comment about an opposing player. Santo thinks there's only one team on the field and only reacts to what they do and things from their perspective. At any moment it seems like Santo is ready to commit Hari Kari out of pure depression over the Cubs' repeated failures. He clearly knows the nuances of the game, but listening to him is like listening to a man do color analysis of an autopsy on his dog that just got run over by a car.

Tragg
07-01-2006, 08:24 PM
Wills should have hung around for another year.

Chips
07-01-2006, 08:33 PM
Did anyone hear the "guessing game" Singleton tortured Farmer with on Friday?
(stay with me here, it was so mind-numbing that I can't remember all the details perfectly.)
Singleton asked Farmer if he knew who was singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame that day, and Ed did not know.
I think at this point they mentioned how much closer to the field the press box is at Wrigley than in Pittsburgh, although "it's still fairly high".
Singleton then says "the singer today would be familiar with being high.....in the air....." and then says "one of our broadcasters has something in common with him".
Farmer's still not getting it, so Singleton says "here, take this BLANK scoresheet and fill in any old names you want to...."
Farmer is COMPLETELY confused at this point, but Singleton still won't say who it is. FINALLY he tells Farmer that it's Andre Dawson.
Farmer: "......you went a LONNNG way for that one, partner.....those clues were horrible".
Me the whole time: :?:

:?:

Dan Mega
07-01-2006, 08:39 PM
Farmer=zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Singleton=:(:

Final Grade- D+

DickAllen72
07-01-2006, 08:45 PM
F-

Those two are horrible.

F- is being generous.

TornLabrum
07-01-2006, 08:47 PM
Farmer shows about as much emotion during most games as Mr. Spock. Singleton is improving but still horrible. Conclusion: It's still a trainwreck.

Grade: D

nug0hs
07-01-2006, 08:56 PM
Jeeeez, lay off guys! I'd like to see you constantly be able to talk about interesting things for 162 games/season x 2.5 hours/game. Throw 'em a frickin bone here!

TornLabrum
07-01-2006, 09:00 PM
Jeeeez, lay off guys! I'd like to see you constantly be able to talk about interesting things for 162 games/season x 2.5 hours/game. Throw 'em a frickin bone here!

The thing is, we've had much better. And the people we've had were a lot more interesting than they are. And I'm not just talking about John Rooney.

Let's put it this way: Listening to Farmer and Singleton make me long for the last days of Bob Elson.

Chips
07-01-2006, 09:04 PM
Jeeeez, lay off guys! I'd like to see you constantly be able to talk about interesting things for 162 games/season x 2.5 hours/game. Throw 'em a frickin bone here!

Throw them a bone? Singleton can't make a fluent and complete sentence. Farmer is always calling for a ****ing home run no matter who is up or what the situation is. And they are sooooooooooooo ****ing boring.

gbergman
07-01-2006, 09:11 PM
F-- -- - ---- -- -- --- ---- --

Brian26
07-01-2006, 09:26 PM
I'm sure your beloved John Rooney had a clunker or two during a long baseball season.

I'm sure he doesn't it.

Brian26
07-01-2006, 09:28 PM
Farmer shows about as much emotion during most games as Mr. Spock. Singleton is improving but still horrible. Conclusion: It's still a trainwreck.

Grade: D

You're being generous.

digdagdug23
07-01-2006, 10:43 PM
The thing is, we've had much better. And the people we've had were a lot more interesting than they are. And I'm not just talking about John Rooney.

Let's put it this way: Listening to Farmer and Singleton make me long for the last days of Bob Elson.

But what other options are there? Farmer/Singleton, Hawk/DJ, and I agree I am not impressed with either one of these two options, but ummmmmm I have to say they are a helluva lot better than listening to the dynamic duo on Fox today, or the crank yankers on ESPN.

If we are speaking comparitively, I would at least listen to one of these two options, who are at least following the same team I am, than the drivel from the other broadcasters.

HawkDJ
07-01-2006, 10:47 PM
woah. woah. woah.

I never knew there was anything less than an F.

TornLabrum
07-01-2006, 11:05 PM
But what other options are there? Farmer/Singleton, Hawk/DJ, and I agree I am not impressed with either one of these two options, but ummmmmm I have to say they are a helluva lot better than listening to the dynamic duo on Fox today, or the crank yankers on ESPN.

If we are speaking comparitively, I would at least listen to one of these two options, who are at least following the same team I am, than the drivel from the other broadcasters.

Who said anything about options. I'm rating them. Period. D.

digdagdug23
07-01-2006, 11:07 PM
Who said anything about options. I'm rating them. Period. D.

No, I am ASKING what other options are there? If I am reading this thread correctly, no one listens to them, so do you have a choice that I am not aware of?

Hence the reason for asking it in the first line of my post. :wink:

TornLabrum
07-01-2006, 11:19 PM
No, I am ASKING what other options are there? If I am reading this thread correctly, no one listens to them, so do you have a choice that I am not aware of?

Hence the reason for asking it in the first line of my post. :wink:

Well, if you're on your computer and have gameday audio, you can listen to the other team's broadcast. If that's not an option, you can always watch the gameday description on your computer. Or you can wait and get a recap later.

No, you don't have really have a choice, which is why (I think, but we're not going to find out for at least a few days) why we were asked to rate the radio team.

Sadly, I like Chris Singleton. He's a nice guy, and he's fun to listen to when he talks baseball, but he doesn't do a very good job in the booth. I like Farmer as a color guy, but have always hated his PBP. So this year there are no other options.

As for the future....

:wills

"My contract with the D-Rays was for two years."

BainesHOF
07-02-2006, 12:43 AM
I think our radio team has improved, though it's still not good.

Singleton has a good voice and enunicates clearly. He has to learn how to make his point more quickly. He rambles too much.

Farmer has improved as a play-by-play man, and he's at his best calling the dramatic moments because he becomes emotional. Spontaneity is his friend. However, he has to severely reign in his never-ending storytelling. Far too often he thinks the broadcast is "The Ed Farmer Show." Someone needs to sit him down soon and remind him he's supposed to be concentrating on play-by-play. If the score is 10-2, fine - start spinning the yarns. But when it's still a game, Farmer needs to concentrate on announcing the game. That's why people are listening.

Also, the lame inside jokes have to go. They're off-putting, especially when they're coming at the expense of describing a close ballgame. Farmer needs to be particularly banned from telling stories in the final three innings when the action on the field heats up.

All in all, I think there's hope for this team if Singleton is allowed the time to develop with experience and if someone watches over Farmer closely. If nobody works with Farmer then I don't have much hope for this duo.

Nellie_Fox
07-02-2006, 02:11 AM
Seriously folks, Farmer and Singleton are headed for the HOF Broadcasters' Wing compared to what I had to suffer throught the last two days listening to Pat and Ronnie on XM.

Santo "color commentary:"
"aw, jeez" "nooooo" "come on" "arrggggurglegurgle"

Santo "analysis:"
"What we need here is for Jones to get one about belt high and take it out of here."

"(after Thome homerun) where was that pitch? I want to see where it was. (pause) ohhhh man. It was right there."

SouthSide_HitMen
07-02-2006, 02:43 AM
Let's put it this way: Listening to Farmer and Singleton make me long for the last days of Bob Elson.

Bob Elson was a professional which is one more than the current TV / Radio crew. He was not emotional like Rooney but he did the job of broadcasting the game.

Carey and Piersell is and will probably always be my favorite White Sox team in the booth.

lostletters
07-02-2006, 02:51 AM
Farmer shows about as much emotion during most games as Mr. Spock. Singleton is improving but still horrible. Conclusion: It's still a trainwreck.

Grade: D

I kind of agree with this. Farmer has some bright periods, but they are far and few between. It just sounds very akward and uncomfortable right now.

With regards to Hawk/DJ I think this has gotten to the point where some people either like the TV broadcast or hate the TV broadcast. I will tell you this, that it only takes listening to the national broadcast to realize how good Hawk and DJ are, or broadcast from ANY other professional baseball team. They have both the knowledge of baseball and the on air personality that is simply lacking in most baseball play by play and color guys. I will say that they are nowhere near the quality of some other sports on air people. You have to remember with regards to Rooney and Farmer you are comparing probably the best pairing that was on air nationally. Baseball tends to be pretty poor across the board. It is just seems after the best, everything is poor in comparison. I will say that our TV broadcasters are actually in the top three, and by the way local broadcasters are SUPPOSED to be enthusiatic in thier support for the home team.

TornLabrum
07-02-2006, 08:51 AM
Bob Elson was a professional which is one more than the current TV / Radio crew. He was not emotional like Rooney but he did the job of broadcasting the game.

Carey and Piersell is and will probably always be my favorite White Sox team in the booth.

I always enjoyed Elson, but towards the end his rambling was probably worse than Farmio's. And to say that he called the game at a leisurely pace would be an understatement.

goon
07-02-2006, 09:26 AM
C

i find farmer's monotone delivery unique (and fun to mimic), not boring and singleton certainly has his moments. rooney was fantastic, but you need to take him completely out of the equation and look at what the product is now, not compare it to last year. i'm not really bothered that everyone hates the current duo, i don't mind listening in.

Danryan
07-02-2006, 11:16 AM
You can't listen to Farmer more than a few innings without him bringing up some celebrity, or Hall of Famer, that he knows. Is this really annoying or is it just me?

Martinigirl
07-02-2006, 11:35 AM
I think Singleton is improving nicely. My problem is with Farmer. He has moments were he was just down right mean, and totally condescending, to CS. It seems to be getting slightly better with time, but in general, he seems to be a rather moody, and cranky, human being.

That being said, I would still rather mute my TV and listen to them then listen to any of the national broadcast teams we have been subjected to. At least they know that names of the players and that our manager is not "Carlos Guillen" or "Ozzie Smith".

TornLabrum
07-02-2006, 11:36 AM
C

i find farmer's monotone delivery unique (and fun to mimic), not boring and singleton certainly has his moments. rooney was fantastic, but you need to take him completely out of the equation and look at what the product is now, not compare it to last year. i'm not really bothered that everyone hates the current duo, i don't mind listening in.

Unfortunately I have 52 years of Sox broadcasting to base my opinion on. Still a D.

viagracat
07-02-2006, 12:05 PM
Unfortunately, the best radio announcer in Chicago works for the wrong team. Pat Hughes is pretty good. If there was a way we could trade Hughes for Farmer I'd be all over that.

As I was driving during the last half of yesterday's game; I originally had Farmer and Singleton on, but switched to WGN later. Two reasons: one: I had simply gotten tired of Farmer and his ramblings and flat voice and two: I knew the Cubs would eventually implode, and I love Santo's reactions to such events.

As far as Hawk goes, obviously you either really like him or can't stand him. Count me in the former. Sure he's corny, but he also knows tha game, is passionate and there's absolutely no doubt who he's pulling for. :cool:

Radio: D. TV: B

EdHerman12
07-02-2006, 12:16 PM
Singleton has good potential and I think he will get better as time goes on. Farmer? The guy is like the walking dead. No emotion, no passion, you can't tell if he's describing the plays for the Sox or the other team. He's better off like he was when Rooney was here. Heck Bob Elson back from the dead wouild be better! The organization really needs to address this because radio is just as important as TV to many who can't see the games.

GO SOX!

AJTrenkle
07-02-2006, 01:10 PM
I would take Hawk and DJ over most TV crews, I just wish DJ had more of a backbone. The broadcast would be sensational if someone had their own strong opinions and spar a bit with Hawk, but keep it friendly and more like fans talking. That would be a hard person to find, however, and DJ works well with Hawk who is the juggernaut of the broadcast. I hope he never leaves.

I like the radio crew. Alwasy been a Farmer fan. Singleton seems intelligent and he is starting to find his own voice. I hope he keeps progressing.

3rdgensoxfan
07-02-2006, 01:29 PM
My only option for the game today was the XM feed of Hughes and Santo. Hughes is actually pretty good. Santo is downright horrible. He makes Farmer and Singleton sound like John Rooney and Vin Scully.

I think Pat Hughes is a very professional, polished broadcaster, much like John Rooney. The key word here is professional.

PaulDrake
07-10-2006, 08:46 AM
Radio: D. TV: B I agree with your grades. I would like to add that Singleton does not have a good voice. He sounds like a little kid. Everyone says what a nice guy Singleton is. I'm a real nice guy too, but I don't belong in that booth any more than Chris Singleton does. Please somebody pull the plug on this failed experiment, get a real announcer and let Farmer go back to his old role. Yes, the last years of Bob Elson were a better listening experience than what we have now.

batmanZoSo
07-10-2006, 09:11 AM
If you ask me they both get F's and a punch in the gut for never saying the ****ing score.

I cannot see :mg: the score in the upper, right-hand side of my car window. Therefore, when you come back from a break, say the ****ing score!

Norberto7
07-10-2006, 09:23 AM
Singleton could use some work on his tone. While reading the starting lineups, I've heard him sound as though the sixth batter was concluding the list, then sounding almost surprised that there were three more hitters to read.

Steelrod
07-10-2006, 09:34 AM
It really was awful.

Singleton: The bat manufacturers must be embarrassed by all the broken bats this season.

Farmer: They are elated because more broken bats = more bats need to be bought = more profit.

Don't most major leaguers get their bats for free anyway?
Not that it has any basis for this thread, but for the record the players get their bats for free, but the TEAM buys them for them.
Point #2. Not being the worst broadcast team in Chicago is certainly nothing to brag about! It's called being NEXT TO LAST! I give them F F>

Uncle_Patrick
07-10-2006, 09:45 AM
I give Singleton/Farmer a D-. They started the year at an F-, but are slowly (very slowly) improving. I don't think think they have the chemistry with each other to ever be really good, though.

slavko
07-10-2006, 09:47 AM
I agree with your grades. I would like to add that Singleton does not have a good voice. He sounds like a little kid. Everyone says what a nice guy Singleton is. I'm a real nice guy too, but I don't belong in that booth any more than Chris Singleton does. Please somebody pull the plug on this failed experiment, get a real announcer and let Farmer go back to his old role. Yes, the last years of Bob Elson were a better listening experience than what we have now.

I've read that Elson was more enthusiastic before he served in the military in WWII and came back with the laconic delivery most of us older fans remember. I'm not that down on the current duo. Farmer's choice of words is a bit more colorful than Rooney's was, esp. when he's calling something exciting. Otherwise, he's as terse as when he was the analyst. Singleton is better than DJ at the same point in their careers. DW, come home.

TornLabrum
07-10-2006, 09:51 AM
I've read that Elson was more enthusiastic before he served in the military in WWII and came back with the laconic delivery most of us older fans remember. I'm not that down on the current duo. Farmer's choice of words is a bit more colorful than Rooney's was, esp. when he's calling something exciting. Otherwise, he's as terse as when he was the analyst. Singleton is better than DJ at the same point in their careers. DW, come home.

Elson got really really bad in the late '60s, near the end of his run here. You can check out some of the audio here to find out what he sounded like a few years before.

Procol Harum
07-10-2006, 10:28 AM
I never thought I'd be saying this, but I'm actually liking the Farmer/Singleton duo. They're not great, but Singleton has really shown improvement since spring training and Farmer is actually better when he has to do play-by-play instead of running off at the mouth with all his stupid, long-winded "King Xerxes-esque" stories.

At any rate, this is all particularly amazing because listening to Rooney and Farmer, for me, was like fingernails on a blackboard.

SouthSide_HitMen
07-10-2006, 01:00 PM
They improved from the F rating in spring training.

Singleton's play by play: F
Singleton's color analysis: C-
Singleton taking a break: B

Farmeo's play by play: D +
Farmeo's rambling: C -
Farmeo taking a break: B

miker
07-10-2006, 02:41 PM
After getting over the initial shock of listening to Farmer and Singleton, I have adjusted...but my body is still rejecting them.

There have been a few (too few) good stories and even an occasionally well-done description of the on-field action, but overall I've lowered any expectations I have for them. I consider it a good day when I tune in and can get the score, the inning and the out count.

Too bad, because I like them both as former players.

More proof you can't throw just any ex-athlete in a broadcast booth.

Grade: incomplete, recommend alternative schooling

longshot7
07-10-2006, 04:54 PM
Pat Hughes is HORRIBLE!!! He sounds like Guy Smiley on Sesame Street.

I like Farmio's crazy stories, and he and Chris have developed some chemistry. That said, I wish they had gotten a color guy with minor league experience. What happened to Tommy John? I just think Brooks and whoever else was part of the hiring process didn't know HOW to find a color guy and so took whoever they could find. Singleton has gotten better, but he's not there yet.

Fenway
07-10-2006, 04:59 PM
A friend in California listen to all six plus hours yesterday on XM and he e-mailed me and said it was the worst baseball broadcast he has ever heard at the Major League level.

goon
07-10-2006, 05:35 PM
Unfortunately I have 52 years of Sox broadcasting to base my opinion on. Still a D.


since i'm only 22 and have only have only driven my own car for about eight years, all i know is farmer and rooney. that and cubs broadcasting....

MDF3530
07-10-2006, 05:42 PM
Right now, I'd say Singleton is further along in his first year in the booth than DJ was in his first year. DJ was atrocious his first year. Singleton, with the right amount of on-the-job experience, will get a lot better.

jfinsocal
07-10-2006, 06:20 PM
If you want bad radio try listening to some Sox road games on XM. Some particularly bad crews:

1) KC (the worst, I think the old guy has one foot in the grave)
2) Cincy
3) Pittsburgh
4) Cleveland (more decsriptive but homers in the league of Santo)
5) Cubs of course

Some decent road crews:
1) LA Angels
2) Texas
3) Tampa Bay

Singleton and Farmer are easily in the top third of the league and Farmer's call is usually very descriptive and accurate (can't say that about Chris although he's getting a little better).

AJTrenkle
07-10-2006, 06:26 PM
What in particular makes them bad? Rooney is the best in the game, but the Sox radio and TV are better than anything else we have in Chicago, with Bears radio pretty close with them.

This may be damning with faint praise, however.