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Palehose13
09-04-2006, 02:12 PM
Bert says some naughties on live TV (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AurrcTHN57.XKq4I4PecmCoRvLYF?slug=ap-twins-blyleven&prov=ap&type=lgns)

:hawk
"That's BS!"

cbotnyse
09-04-2006, 02:13 PM
what did he say?

Palehose13
09-04-2006, 02:14 PM
what did he say?
I have no idea. Maybe a **** or **** or two. :wink:

Anyone living in the Minny area happen to catch this? (Or anyone addicted to youtube find it?

The Dude
09-04-2006, 02:14 PM
Bert says some naughties on live TV (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AurrcTHN57.XKq4I4PecmCoRvLYF?slug=ap-twins-blyleven&prov=ap&type=lgns)

:hawk
"That's BS!"
:rolling:

I honestly can't stand Bert so that makes it even funnier!:redneck

Palehose13
09-04-2006, 02:15 PM
:rolling:

I honestly can't stand Bert so that makes it even funnier!:redneck

Count me in the "I can't stand Bert fanclub" :cool:

TheLittleBulldog
09-04-2006, 02:16 PM
Bert says some naughties on live TV (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AurrcTHN57.XKq4I4PecmCoRvLYF?slug=ap-twins-blyleven&prov=ap&type=lgns)

:hawk
"That's BS!"

Hawk thinks its a travesty, an absolute travesty, that that man is not in the hall-of-fame. Hawk also played with Carl Yastrzemski.

Brian26
09-04-2006, 02:17 PM
He thought he was doing a taped segment. He was reading a promo and made a mistake, cursed (f-bomb), and asked to start over. His partner or the director informed him they were live.

Palehose13
09-04-2006, 02:18 PM
He thought he was doing a taped segment. He was reading a promo and made a mistake, cursed (f-bomb), and asked to start over. His partner or the director informed him they were live.

Did he then say "Oh ****!"? :wink:

Brian26
09-04-2006, 02:18 PM
Hawk also played with Carl Yastrzemski.

Hawk also played with Sudden Sam McDowell and Alvin Dark.

Brian26
09-04-2006, 02:20 PM
Did he then say "Oh ****!"? :wink:

There's a link on Wikipedia to all of the mistakes Bert has made since 2002. To say this guy isn't politcally correct or sensitive to certain issues would be an understatement.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Blyleven
Off-color comments

Blyleven has been known to make off-color remarks during some Twins television broadcasts. Play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Bremer) frequently responds to these comments with stony silence or an awkward attempt to change the conversation.

In April 2002, Minneapolis City Council member Joe Biernat (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Joe_Biernat&action=edit) was indicted for accepting free plumbing work on his house in exchange for lucrative city contracts. The day after the indictment was made public, City Council President Paul Ostrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paul_Ostrow&action=edit) was a guest in the Twins' broadcast booth, explaining a plan for a new Twins stadium. At the end of the interview, Blyleven asked Ostrow "So do you know any good plumbers?" After an uncomfortable pause, Ostrow replied "I'm not going there."
During a 2006 broadcast, a conversation with a guest morphed from George Brett (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Brett_%28baseball%29) to singing in the shower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_in_the_shower). Blyleven mentioned that he had showered with Brett, and the guest expressed surprise. Blyleven exclaimed "Well, there were other guys there! ... Although they did say not to bend over."[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Blyleven#_note-0)
During the same broadcast, Blyleven asked guest Ace Young (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Young) (of American Idol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol) fame) if he "got lucky" with show host Paula Abdul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Abdul)[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Blyleven#_note-1)
Later in the season, Blyleven and Bremer were discussing Pee Wee Herman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee_Wee_Herman) when Blyleven remarked "I wouldn't want to be in a movie theater with him!"
On August 15, 2006, the Twins were facing the Cleveland Indians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Indians). Shin-Soo Choo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin-Soo_Choo) pinch hit in the ninth inning. When Bremer said Choo's full name, Blyleven responded by saying "Bless you."
During the pregame show on September 3, 2006, Blyleven twice used the "f word" while he was live on air. Under the impression he was being taped, Blyleven wanted to retape a segment when he swore and quickly realized he was live. In the first inning of the game, he apologized. Byleven was suspended by the network for two telecasts.[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Blyleven#_note-2)
Later in the same broadcast, the Twins were facing New York Yankees (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Yankees) reliever Mike Myers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Myers_%28baseball_player%29). Blyleven introduced Myers and commented on his unorthodox submarine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarine_%28baseball%29) delivery by saying: "Myers at six-foot-three, but he throws like a midget."

Palehose13
09-04-2006, 02:23 PM
Great work, Brian!

Justagirl
09-04-2006, 04:57 PM
I have no idea. Maybe a **** or **** or two. :wink:

Anyone living in the Minny area happen to catch this? (Or anyone addicted to youtube find it?

im sure itll be floating around somewhere within the next few days,.. is it ok to post here?

soxwon
09-04-2006, 05:13 PM
Bert who? Blyleven?

Palehose13
09-04-2006, 05:17 PM
Bert who? Blyleven?

Yes

soxinem1
09-04-2006, 06:58 PM
Hawk thinks its a travesty, an absolute travesty, that that man is not in the hall-of-fame. Hawk also played with Carl Yastrzemski.

He may be a rival as an announcer, but he does belong in the HOF.

Gregory Pratt
09-04-2006, 08:26 PM
He may be a rival as an announcer, but he does belong in the HOF.

Yeah, well, the HOF is a sham.

SoxFanPrope
09-04-2006, 08:36 PM
Yeah, well, the HOF is a sham.
:?:

Gregory Pratt
09-04-2006, 08:52 PM
:?:

I generally look down on the Hall for its lack of certain players.

SoxFanPrope
09-04-2006, 08:56 PM
I generally look down on the Hall for its lack of certain players.
:?:

fquaye149
09-04-2006, 09:35 PM
I generally look down on the Hall for its lack of certain players.

No Andre Dawson, no Jim Rice, no Don Mattingly, no Dale Murphy...

oh wait...that makes sense because it's not the hall of pretty good but not amazing.

SoxFanPrope
09-04-2006, 09:42 PM
No Andre Dawson, no Jim Rice, no Don Mattingly, no Dale Murphy...

oh wait...that makes sense because it's not the hall of pretty good but not amazing.
I actually think the less players are in the HOF, the more exclusive and great it really makes it. Exactly what you're saying in this post.

Mercy!
09-04-2006, 11:20 PM
Hey! This has been one entertaining thread. LOL. Thank you all. I stumbled upon it while searching, trying to find out what in the world Hawk meant with the references to "eye drops" and "eye drops salesman." during Monday's game. I didn't want to start a thread on such a dumb topic. Can anyone tell me what the heck he was talking about? Thanks.

DumpJerry
09-04-2006, 11:20 PM
During the recent series with the Twins, I was getting pretty tired of the small-town "circle me Bert" signs and was tempted to make a sign that read "circle me Hawk, I'm an attention whore."

Chips
09-04-2006, 11:29 PM
I generally look down on the Hall for its lack of certain players.

I generally look down on the Hall for its overabundance of players.

Baby Fisk
09-05-2006, 08:41 AM
Circle this, Bert: :booty:

Minny's broadcasters are very boring.

batmanZoSo
09-05-2006, 12:01 PM
Hawk thinks its a travesty, an absolute travesty, that that man is not in the hall-of-fame. Hawk also played with Carl Yastrzemski.

And according to my sources, Buehrle is the closest to Catfish Hunter he's ever seen.

Domeshot17
09-05-2006, 12:37 PM
Im with the group that cant stand Bert as well, But to steal a line from larry the cable guy's stand up act. That line about know any good plumbers "I don't care who you are, thats funny".

FedEx227
09-05-2006, 12:58 PM
No Andre Dawson, no Jim Rice, no Don Mattingly, no Dale Murphy...

oh wait...that makes sense because it's not the hall of pretty good but not amazing.

Don't forget Ron Santo

soxinem1
09-05-2006, 01:23 PM
No Andre Dawson, no Jim Rice, no Don Mattingly, no Dale Murphy...

oh wait...that makes sense because it's not the hall of pretty good but not amazing.

None of these players were outstanding or among the best in their era at the times they played for any type of duration. I watched all of the a ton and am actually fans of them all, but they fall short. All of them sort of conked out quickly at the wrong time.

Blyleven ranks high in most career pitching categories, he belongs in.

And the HOF, even with it's quirkiness, is not a sham.

Twins Win
09-05-2006, 02:30 PM
Are we allowed to post a link to the video of this? It's posted on youtube.

caulfield12
09-05-2006, 02:45 PM
None of these players were outstanding or among the best in their era at the times they played for any type of duration. I watched all of the a ton and am actually fans of them all, but they fall short. All of them sort of conked out quickly at the wrong time.

Blyleven ranks high in most career pitching categories, he belongs in.

And the HOF, even with it's quirkiness, is not a sham.

Sandberg and Roberto Alomar come to mind as players who looked to be among the best All-Time at their position before fading rapidly.

Lee Smith or Fred McGriff, not so much. There's just that defining line...if Mattingly had been forced to retire early instead of struggling as a shell of his former self for 2-3 seasons, then he might have made it, partially based on his NY Yankee icon status.

Mercy!
09-05-2006, 02:51 PM
what did he say? "We're gonna do this ****ing thing over again because I just ****ed it up. [slight pause] Oh, we're live?"

TheLittleBulldog
09-05-2006, 03:12 PM
Sandberg and Roberto Alomar come to mind as players who looked to be among the best All-Time at their position before fading rapidly.

Lee Smith or Fred McGriff, not so much. There's just that defining line...if Mattingly had been forced to retire early instead of struggling as a shell of his former self for 2-3 seasons, then he might have made it, partially based on his NY Yankee icon status.

Are you kidding me? Robero Alomar is a first ballot hall-of-famer. Go check his stats again, compare them to Nellie Fox and Ryne Sandburg's, and tell me he doesn't belong in the hall.

caulfield12
09-05-2006, 03:20 PM
Are you kidding me? Robero Alomar is a first ballot hall-of-famer. Go check his stats again, compare them to Nellie Fox and Ryne Sandburg's, and tell me he doesn't belong in the hall.

Belonging and getting voted in first ballot are two different things.

First of all, he spit on an umpire. A significant group of writers will never forgive him for that, and it has tarnished his memory.

Is he a Hall of Famer, yes, will he get voted in, 95% I'd say....but he didn't help himself with his last 2-3 years, not at all.

And it's impossible to compare Fox/Mazeroski with Alomar. They played in different eras of baseball.

SoxFanPrope
09-05-2006, 03:28 PM
I generally look down on the Hall for its overabundance of players.
Bill Mazeroski comes to mind.

soxinem1
09-05-2006, 09:34 PM
Sandberg and Roberto Alomar come to mind as players who looked to be among the best All-Time at their position before fading rapidly.

Lee Smith or Fred McGriff, not so much. There's just that defining line...if Mattingly had been forced to retire early instead of struggling as a shell of his former self for 2-3 seasons, then he might have made it, partially based on his NY Yankee icon status.

Alomar and Sandberg had a slow 2-3 final seasons, but Murphy, Mattingly, Dawson, and Rice had several mediocre seasons at the end of their careers. Except Dawson, the others lost their power. Andre had several excellent years, but never really sustained that solid run of seasons like 1983 and 1987. He is probably the closest 'NO' vote of the group.

I thought Jim Rice would make it and play until he was in his 40's like Fisk, but as Jack Clark did, he just lost his bat speed in one season and looks a little short when you look the whole picture. His relationships with fans and media don't help, either.

Donnie scuffled towards the end for several seasons. He had a high average a few times, but his production went as his back did, out the window. He had five great years, the rest were sort of average, especially for a 1B.

Dale Murphy was one of my favorites as a kid, but 8 of his 15 full seasons were very mediocre, or average at best. His last 5-6 years as a regular were quite ordinary. He was a class act and a great talent, but I don't think he comes close to HOF potential.

I liked watching all of these guys, but HOF'ers they are not.

fquaye149
09-06-2006, 02:44 AM
Bill Mazeroski comes to mind.

Mazeroski had a great glove to the tune of Ozzie Smith. Now if you want to say neither belong, I might be able to get on board with you there.

Dan Mega
09-06-2006, 01:50 PM
Didn't see this posted, but it has made its way to YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q3Si6pY1do

SoxFan76
09-06-2006, 01:55 PM
They love Bert in Minny. You see more "Circle me Bert" signs than "You can put it on the board" signs in Chicago. I've never really heard him announce much, but in the 2 games I went to in Minnesota (and obviously not listening to the broadcast) I already grew tired of the "Circle me Bert" thing. It's just kinda lame....fits in well with the whole Twins experience.

cleanwsox
09-06-2006, 02:25 PM
Didn't see this posted, but it has made its way to YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q3Si6pY1do


Lol, that's hilarious. Gotta love the, "oh we're live" part.

SoxFanPrope
09-06-2006, 02:31 PM
Mazeroski had a great glove to the tune of Ozzie Smith. Now if you want to say neither belong, I might be able to get on board with you there.
I would argue that the only reason Ozzie Smith could have been considered is because Mazeroski was. HOF material can do something other than defend a position really well. I will not deny either's skill at fielding the position, but I need more than one thing.

Well wait, Ozzie could do backflips....

fquaye149
09-06-2006, 04:50 PM
I would argue that the only reason Ozzie Smith could have been considered is because Mazeroski was. HOF material can do something other than defend a position really well. I will not deny either's skill at fielding the position, but I need more than one thing.

Well wait, Ozzie could do backflips....

Well, Ozzie had one of the most valuable gloves in baseball. Statheads generally use him as an exception to the idea that defense isn't as important as offense.

Of course, if you're not a stathead, you're even more of the opinion that defense is vital.

Ozzie was perhaps the best defensive shortstops of all time, backflips aside.

batmanZoSo
09-06-2006, 04:57 PM
I would argue that the only reason Ozzie Smith could have been considered is because Mazeroski was. HOF material can do something other than defend a position really well. I will not deny either's skill at fielding the position, but I need more than one thing.

Well wait, Ozzie could do backflips....

Well, they do call it the Hall of Fame.

Nellie_Fox
09-06-2006, 05:05 PM
They love Bert in Minny. You see more "Circle me Bert" signs than "You can put it on the board" signs in Chicago. I've never really heard him announce much, but in the 2 games I went to in Minnesota (and obviously not listening to the broadcast) I already grew tired of the "Circle me Bert" thing. It's just kinda lame....fits in well with the whole Twins experience.When they're honest, most of the Twins fans I know think the "circle me Bert" bit is tired and stupid. It's not about Bert, it's about the American obsession with having your face appear on television, regardless of how you do it.

CRAW
09-06-2006, 11:29 PM
I was just about to post the youtube link. OMG, I'm in stitches!!! :D:

RadioheadRocks
09-06-2006, 11:42 PM
On August 15, 2006, the Twins were facing the Cleveland Indians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Indians). Shin-Soo Choo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin-Soo_Choo) pinch hit in the ninth inning. When Bremer said Choo's full name, Blyleven responded by saying "Bless you."



Those were great... this one had me ROFLMAO