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JermaineDye05
02-15-2007, 06:12 PM
I don't know who else heard Stone on the score yesterday. Basically he was talking about the Zambrano contract talks and the 5th starter tryout. Although, the one thing that really stuck out for me were his comments on Nick Masset basically he said "He's going to be startingly good...He has a couple of pitches that will just knock your eyes out". Very interesting interview, it's on the score's podspots if anyone wants to listen.

http://www.670thescore.com/pages/154262.php?contentType=34&contentId=1810

Navarro's Talent
02-15-2007, 08:33 PM
I expect Masset to be a heck-of-a-player. Of all the pitchers who KW acquired this winter, I would say he's the one I have the most confidence in.

Madscout
02-15-2007, 08:52 PM
I love how he talks about all the money that the chubs have spent, yet he still mentions the championship with us. Amazing what winning one does to the rep. Pretty boring interview, same old vanilla Steve Stone.

Optipessimism
02-15-2007, 09:00 PM
It doesn't count for anything, but after downloading the updated rosters for MLB 06 The Show for PS2, I traded Masset to the Sox and used him. At least in the game he's got some serious stuff.

I also traded Vazquez to the Mets for Pelfrey and Soler and that move worked out very well. I wish KW would do that, too...

WhiteSox5187
02-15-2007, 11:25 PM
It doesn't count for anything, but after downloading the updated rosters for MLB 06 The Show for PS2, I traded Masset to the Sox and used him. At least in the game he's got some serious stuff.

I also traded Vazquez to the Mets for Pelfrey and Soler and that move worked out very well. I wish KW would do that, too...
Yes because trades on video games are JUST like in real life.

BainesHOF
02-16-2007, 01:14 AM
Steve Stone is borrrrrrrrrrrring.

MUsoxfan
02-16-2007, 01:16 AM
Steve Stone is borrrrrrrrrrrring.

He doesn't have the most electric personality. However, he always says what's on his mind and he knows alot about the game. I'll take Stone's word over LeVine's word anytime

Jerome
02-16-2007, 03:26 AM
He doesn't have the most electric personality. However, he always says what's on his mind and he knows alot about the game. I'll take Stone's word over LeVine's word anytime

agreed, what other analyst would you rather listen to? Gammons? Steve Phillips? Stone is my favorite.

spawn
02-16-2007, 05:57 AM
He doesn't have the most electric personality. However, he always says what's on his mind and he knows alot about the game. I'll take Stone's word over LeVine's word anytime
Amen.

chaerulez
02-16-2007, 06:56 AM
agreed, what other analyst would you rather listen to? Gammons? Steve Phillips? Stone is my favorite.

Exactly. Gammons is okay, except his Red Sox bias can get annoying. Phillips and the rest of BBTN are just clueless. Buster Olney is pretty decent. And I don't know if 1000 even has a baseball person except Levine, who is a complete tool. Stone isn't the most exciting person in the world, but if you listen to him a decent amount, you'll find out he says a lot more intelligent things than a hell of a lot of other analysts.

AuroraSoxFan
02-16-2007, 08:45 AM
Steve Stone is borrrrrrrrrrrring.

He may sound a bit dry. But most of his assessments and opinions usually pan out to be pretty accurate. He always got blasted for taking "shots" at the Cubs, but he was just telling the truth. Anyway, I hope he's right about Masset like he usually is.

twsoxfan5
02-16-2007, 08:47 AM
Yes because trades on video games are JUST like in real life.

ESPN seems to think so. Before every big game the play a version of Madden to see who wins and they actually post it on thier website with stats from the game.

rdivaldi
02-16-2007, 08:48 AM
He may sound a bit dry. But most of his assessments and opinions usually pan out to be pretty accurate. He always got blasted for taking "shots" at the Cubs, but he was just telling the truth. Anyway, I hope he's right about Masset like he usually is.

I agree that Stone is very bland, vanilla, dry, etc. But I will give him credit as well, he usually knows what he is talking about. When he mentioned Masset in the interview my ears perked up with interest, good to hear glowing reviews of the young man.

FedEx227
02-16-2007, 08:51 AM
Stone has his **** together. I love listening to him, he doesn't use any bias towards any teams and tends to speak the truth. Add in that his predictions and insights come true a hell of a lot more than Steve Phillips and the other Baseball Bozos.

jdm2662
02-16-2007, 09:05 AM
I can't stand B&B, but I listen when Steve Stone is on. The man knows his stuff, and one of the very few people on the radio that actually makes sense.

AuroraSoxFan
02-16-2007, 09:16 AM
link wouldn't work for me. Anyone hear what dynamite pitches he was talking about with Masset?? I do nto know much abou tthe guy and am curious on what it is that Stoney likes out of him.

thedudeabides
02-16-2007, 09:34 AM
I don't know who else heard Stone on the score yesterday. Basically he was talking about the Zambrano contract talks and the 5th starter tryout. Although, the one thing that really stuck out for me were his comments on Nick Masset basically he said "He's going to be startingly good...He has a couple of pitches that will just knock your eyes out". Very interesting interview, it's on the score's podspots if anyone wants to listen.

http://www.670thescore.com/pages/154262.php?contentType=34&contentId=1810

I get excited when Steve Stone talks that highly about one of our pitchers. When it comes to pitching, he certainly knows what he's talking about.

rdivaldi
02-16-2007, 09:43 AM
link wouldn't work for me. Anyone hear what dynamite pitches he was talking about with Masset?? I do nto know much abou tthe guy and am curious on what it is that Stoney likes out of him.

Masset throws very hard and is starting to harness his secondary pitches. He's been compared to Jenks in some circles.

soxinem1
02-16-2007, 09:45 AM
He doesn't have the most electric personality. However, he always says what's on his mind and he knows alot about the game. I'll take Stone's word over LeVine's word anytime

True he may be a bit monotone, but he is not a suck up like most of the other announcers and supposed card-reading scripted annalists. Plus, he's usually right.

I remember early last year when the White Sox were doing good and he warned about the drop off in starting pitching performance at the time as a potential problem down the road.

Even though it may hurt sometimes, the truth is better than sugar-coated, scripted BS.

NardiWasHere
02-16-2007, 10:40 AM
I don't think Stone is boring at all. Actually, I think he's very funny and entertaining.

veeter
02-16-2007, 10:43 AM
He doesn't have the most electric personality. However, he always says what's on his mind and he knows alot about the game. I'll take Stone's word over LeVine's word anytimeI hate Stone. He sounds like he's still on the cubbie payroll. The year after he left the cubs(2005), he said the Cardinals were beatable and had a lot of holes. They went on to win 100 games. Oops. His intelligence is VERY over-rated. And EVERYONE kisses his ass. I just can't stand him.

BainesHOF
02-16-2007, 11:47 AM
agreed, what other analyst would you rather listen to?

Hawk, for one - by a mile.

Stone is still Cubby Boy, and his knowledge of the Sox is limited. His analysis is pretty basic stuff. It was obvious he was trying to work his way back into the WGN booth by spinning the local scene, especially the pro-Cubs angle, like a Tribster. And I've heard him "big-time" Score fill-in hosts a couple times. Not very attractive.

Even Bob Brenly is way more honest in the Cubs broadcast booth than Stone Pony ever was.

caulfield12
02-16-2007, 11:50 AM
link wouldn't work for me. Anyone hear what dynamite pitches he was talking about with Masset?? I do nto know much abou tthe guy and am curious on what it is that Stoney likes out of him.


The White Sox also receive Masset, 24, who was dominating this winter in the Mexican Pacific League as a closer. An alumnus of Tommy John surgery in high school, Masset has a plus fastball that has hit 98 mph at times. He has a hard mid-80s curveball and also uses a changeup and cutter. His erratic command short-circuited his starting career and makes him more likely to be a setup man than closer, at least in the near-term.
from baseballamerica.com

rdivaldi
02-16-2007, 12:25 PM
I hate Stone. He sounds like he's still on the cubbie payroll. The year after he left the cubs(2005), he said the Cardinals were beatable and had a lot of holes. They went on to win 100 games. Oops. His intelligence is VERY over-rated. And EVERYONE kisses his ass. I just can't stand him.

I don't agree with that, I think Stone has become very fair in his assessments on both sides of town. Sometimes I think he's much harder on the Cubs than he needs to be, like he has a bit of a grudge against them.

slavko
02-16-2007, 12:32 PM
He knows more about the NL, no big surprise, but that is improving since he left the Cubs. He speaks in a nasal monotone. He is not an "aw shucks good old boy" type. He has a sarcastic sense of humor which is frequently not funny. He is an accurate analyst who is not afraid to say what's on his mind.

Which of the above statements is the most important?

NardiWasHere
02-16-2007, 02:34 PM
Stone is still Cubby Boy, and his knowledge of the Sox is limited. His analysis is pretty basic stuff. It was obvious he was trying to work his way back into the WGN booth by spinning the local scene, especially the pro-Cubs angle, like a Tribster.

Why would Stone ever want to go back to WGN. I would think that he has much better options in the future. You always hear about him getting some partial ownership somewhere, he does national stuff, etc.

oeo
02-16-2007, 02:40 PM
I hate Stone. He sounds like he's still on the cubbie payroll. The year after he left the cubs(2005), he said the Cardinals were beatable and had a lot of holes. They went on to win 100 games. Oops. His intelligence is VERY over-rated. And EVERYONE kisses his ass. I just can't stand him.

He rips the Cubs a new one all the time. He's not Bob Brenley or Len Kasper.

veeter
02-16-2007, 02:50 PM
He rips the Cubs a new one all the time. He's not Bob Brenley or Len Kasper.Maybe he's recently changed. I wouldn't know. Whenever he's going to be on, I turn the radio off.

AnkleSox
02-16-2007, 03:27 PM
Hawk, for one - by a mile.

Hawk's way too biased to be considered a legitimate baseball analyst... I do think he is very knowledgable about the game but any argument about Stone's cub bias becomes null if you compare him to hawk.

Hitmen77
02-16-2007, 03:53 PM
Hawk, for one - by a mile.



No way! As much as I think Hawk is entertaining, I certainly do not rely on him for an unbiased opinion of the Sox. He's such a homer that it's laughable.

jdm2662
02-16-2007, 04:03 PM
Hawk, for one - by a mile.



All Hawk is JR's answering service. He certainly knows the game, there is no question about that. But, if you want to find an unbiased opinion about the White Sox, you need to look elsewhere.

BainesHOF
02-16-2007, 06:01 PM
I'm not saying I think Hawk is unbiased. He's clearly biased in favor of whatever Reinsdorf does and I lost some respect for Hawk for the nonsense he spewed after the White Flag Trade.

However, for purely talking baseball, I'll take Hawk over virtually anybody. His analysis and commentary about the game is much more sophisticated and entertaining than Stone's.

Too often Stone offers "Baseball for Dummies." His incessant chatter about the obvious is annoying. It's like a fly buzzing around your head. Hawk, on the other hand, broadcasts for real baseball fans.

Frank the Tank
02-16-2007, 06:32 PM
He doesn't have the most electric personality.

True, but at least he doesn't try to overdo a fake chicago accent like the jagbag on the score morning show :redneck

LongLiveFisk
02-16-2007, 06:44 PM
True, but at least he doesn't try to overdo a fake chicago accent like the jagbag on the score morning show :redneck

And it's a very bad, exaggerated Chicago accent. God forbid the rest of the country should think we all talk like that!

The Critic
02-16-2007, 07:38 PM
I don't think Stone is boring at all. Actually, I think he's very funny and entertaining.

I agree with this. His voice is nasally and monotonous, but what he says is usually very interesting and he does have a nice, dry sense of humor.
I always try to tune in when Stone is scheduled to be on.

Lip Man 1
02-16-2007, 08:31 PM
I have regurgitated more sports information and knowledge about the White Sox then Mike North will ever know.

Case in point, when he made the claim on Chicago Tribune Live that "all the Sox needed to do was win one game the final week of 1967 to win the pennant."

:rolleyes:

Lip

viagracat
02-17-2007, 10:58 AM
I'm not saying I think Hawk is unbiased. He's clearly biased in favor of whatever Reinsdorf does and I lost some respect for Hawk for the nonsense he spewed after the White Flag Trade.

However, for purely talking baseball, I'll take Hawk over virtually anybody. His analysis and commentary about the game is much more sophisticated and entertaining than Stone's.

Too often Stone offers "Baseball for Dummies." His incessant chatter about the obvious is annoying. It's like a fly buzzing around your head. Hawk, on the other hand, broadcasts for real baseball fans.

I'm a Harrelson fan and agree he's entertaining, but can't agree that his baseball analysis is more "sophisticated" than Stone's. Stone knows more than anybody else I've ever heard about what goes on and what the players are thinking during the game, especially on the pitcher's mound.

southwstchi4life
02-17-2007, 11:38 AM
agreed, what other analyst would you rather listen to? Gammons? Steve Phillips? Stone is my favorite.

John Kruk

viagracat
02-17-2007, 11:40 AM
John Kruk


Oh hell, I'll do it this time:

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