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mshake10
03-07-2007, 11:52 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070307soxbrite,1,5836479.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

Basically, he gets two more innings. While I'm all for Farmer being the color man (he's better in this role IMO), Singleton is worse as pbp.

They need to hire an actual play by play man.

oeo
03-08-2007, 12:40 AM
So, Mr. Flubbie, why are you posting Sox news now? Did you get sick of your typical, "I love Flubs, Flubs love me," or what? Or are you going to tell me how much better the Flub radio team is (:rolling:)?

WhiteSox5187
03-08-2007, 12:44 AM
So, Mr. Flubbie, why are you posting Sox news now? Did you get sick of your typical, "I love Flubs, Flubs love me," or what? Or are you going to tell me how much better the Flub radio team is (:rolling:)?
I LOATHE the Cubs, but I think they're radio broadcast is much more enjoyable to listen to than the Sox. I think Pat Hughes is one of the best play by play men in the buisness and I think that he has a great chemistry with Ron Santo. And c'mon, is there ANYTHING better than listening to Ron when the Cubs are choking? Just watching clips of Soriano playing center got me excited as to how Ron would call it. "Oh nooooooooooo!!!!"

Sad
03-08-2007, 08:01 AM
So, Mr. Flubbie, why are you posting Sox news now? Did you get sick of your typical, "I love Flubs, Flubs love me," or what? Or are you going to tell me how much better the Flub radio team is (:rolling:)?

:rolleyes:
their radio team is better... I love listening to those guys...
Singleton is a yawn-festival MC...

skobabe8
03-08-2007, 10:14 AM
This is an issue i will NEVER understand. :angry:

oeo
03-08-2007, 10:21 AM
:rolleyes:
their radio team is better... I love listening to those guys...
Singleton is a yawn-festival MC...

To each their own, I guess. I can't stand the Flubs radio team.

PaulDrake
03-08-2007, 10:25 AM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070307soxbrite,1,5836479.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

Basically, he gets two more innings. Wonderful.

bludupree
03-08-2007, 10:43 AM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070307soxbrite,1,5836479.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

Basically, he gets two more innings. While I'm all for Farmer being the color man (he's better in this role IMO), Singleton is worse as pbp.

They need to hire an actual play by play man.

Last year was Singleton's first year. For a guy with no experience I think he did a pretty good job and improved as the year went on. If he keeps improving he will be very good.

As far as Santo goes, I thought that guy was funny to laugh AT for about a year. Now I think he is an idiot/crybaby/senile prick. He doesn't know the names of half the players on other teams. Not to mention he has a lot of anger towards the Sox and isn't afraid to express it over the air.

wulfy
03-08-2007, 10:46 AM
Don't like either Farmer or Singleton - I could tolerate Farmer when he was with Rooney. Now, I'll listen to the other team's broadcasters on XM when available.

FedEx227
03-08-2007, 11:17 AM
To each their own, I guess. I can't stand the Flubs radio team.

You can't honestly say you don't enjoy laughing at Ron Santo. You never know what kind of unintentional comedy he'll produce. Just last week he asked Hughes who that Cub rookie was... incase you didn't already hear that "rookie" was 34 year old Bob Howry, who pitched for them last year but someone missed the keen, HOF-eyes of Ron Santo.

Not to mention the hilarious 10-20 minute rambles about food, clothing and whatever the hell else isn't relevant to the game. As well as the infamous "Lets read an e-mail" with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th.

mshake10
03-08-2007, 11:20 AM
Allright, let's calculate the results:

1 says both suck anyway
1 apparently doesn't like it
1 thinks Singleton is a yawn-fest
2 prefer the WGN Radio broadcasts over the WSCR broadcasts
Everyone agrees that Santo sucks
And one just hates the Cubs with no opinion on the topic whatsoever.

WizardsofOzzie
03-08-2007, 11:25 AM
Allright, let's calculate the results:

1 says both suck anyway
1 apparently doesn't like it
1 thinks Singleton is a yawn-fest
2 prefer the WGN Radio broadcasts over the WSCR broadcasts
Everyone agrees that Santo sucks
And one just hates the Cubs with no opinion on the topic whatsoever.
But we can all agree on one thing. You're an idiot :dtroll:

WhiteSox5187
03-08-2007, 11:33 AM
But we can all agree on one thing. You're an idiot :dtroll:
I think so.

CLR01
03-08-2007, 11:50 AM
Singleton is ****ing awesome. Scrub fans need not comment on his HOF abilities. :tsk:


Next person to get personal will be enjoying the rest of the week sans WSI.

DarkHorse35
03-08-2007, 11:57 AM
We need to kidnap Rooney and bring him back.

The Critic
03-08-2007, 12:03 PM
I think Pat Hughes is very good, but he is saddled with two really awful things:
The worst announcer in any sport in any city is in the booth with him
and
WGN advertises the broadcast as "The Pat and Ron Show", which means they have to do all those ridiculously lame "sidebar" conversations they do all game long.

I'd like to listen to Hughes, but Santo and the gimmick force me to turn the game off way sooner than I otherwise might.

102605
03-08-2007, 12:06 PM
I think everyone needs to lay off Singleton.

He improved a ton over the course of last season and this Spring seemed pretty sharp on the 1st time I've heard him.

He will improve. He isnt as dry mouthed as Farmer is for gods sake.

Jerome
03-08-2007, 12:06 PM
They need to hire an actual play by play man.

Yeah i really miss John Rooney. For me the radio broadcasts have become almost as un-listenable as the TV. It's a shame among the 4 there is not one solid PBP man.

Is the Cubs radio team better? Pat Hughes is pretty darn good but Ron Santo brings them sooo far down that I prefer the Sox yawnfest even though at times the Cubs is more entertaining.

Dan Mega
03-08-2007, 12:10 PM
Like DJ, Singleton improved and will continue to improve. I hope he improves enough to take over PBP completely so that I don't have to hear about Farmer's golf swing every 3 minutes.

And why the hell did someone bring up the Cubs yet again? The OP didn't even mention them. Who cares who they have as PBP (unless of course, you secretly listen to them).

soxfanatlanta
03-08-2007, 12:16 PM
He improved a ton over the course of last season and this Spring seemed pretty sharp on the 1st time I've heard him.

He did improve. However he only went from horrible to really bad. I'd really like CS and hope he gets tolerable because Farmio is just too painful to listen to. Get better Chris!

wdelaney72
03-08-2007, 12:16 PM
Singleton is more than serviceable as a color analyst. He will only be as good as the PBP guy next to him, which there lies the problem. God, I miss John Rooney.

Sad
03-08-2007, 12:31 PM
Like DJ, Singleton improved and will continue to improve. I hope he improves enough to take over PBP completely so that I don't have to hear about Farmer's golf swing every 3 minutes.

And why the hell did someone bring up the Cubs yet again? The OP didn't even mention them. Who cares who they have as PBP (unless of course, you secretly listen to them).

I secretly :rolleyes: listen to them as well as many other MLB announcing teams...

Foulke You
03-08-2007, 01:58 PM
Singleton is pretty tough to listen to and a huge step down from Rooney but there is no way that the team of Santo and Hughes is better than Farmer/Singleton. I loathe the Santo/Hughes "chemistry" as some call it here. Santo is a senile old man who doesn't have knowledge on his OWN team let alone offer anything about the opponents. Santo's ineptitude as an announcer is very evident. Pat Hughes just might be the most overrated PBP man in the business. I absolutely can't stand his style. He sounds like a grandfather reading a children's book to his grandkids and his knowledge about opposing team's players is limited. I'd go insane if I had to listen to that combination for an entire season.

DannyCaterFan
03-08-2007, 10:55 PM
Singleton is still feeling his way around his new job. I think he does a decent job as an analyst. The problem is the other man in the booth, Ed Farmer. Ed is just not a play by play man. Has anybody been listening to any of these spring training broadcasts? Absolutely the worst! Give me almost any other broadcast team in the country.

Save McCuddy's
03-11-2007, 09:59 AM
I ripped Chris pretty hard most of last year and didn't hold out much hope for this season. But, I just started salting my crow sandwich yesterday as he was on with the Ranger talking about Thornton, Gonzalez and Logan with the air of someone who knows what he's talking about. Who knows, maybe he's just a little bit of confidence away from getting alot better.

Farmio on the other hand is scaring me. He seems to be shooting for an acid laced partially senile sarcastic approach that is at best bizarre and at worst really annoying. Reign it in my good man.

viagracat
03-11-2007, 11:03 AM
Farmio on the other hand is scaring me. He seems to be shooting for an acid laced partially senile sarcastic approach that is at best bizarre and at worst really annoying. Reign it in my good man.

Farmio is a color man. Period.

The color guys get to do most of the opinionating, weird observations and off-topic statements, whereas the PBP announcer is usually the "straight" man. Especially on radio, where you can't see the action.

I think Singleton is coming around and could be a servicable PBP guy soon. If that's not to be, they need to get one, because Farmer ain't making it.

slavko
03-11-2007, 01:01 PM
Farmio is a color man. Period.

The color guys get to do most of the opinionating, weird observations and off-topic statements, whereas the PBP announcer is usually the "straight" man. Especially on radio, where you can't see the action.

I think Singleton is coming around and could be a servicable PBP guy soon. If that's not to be, they need to get one, because Farmer ain't making it.

I think Chris is a great guy, but if "could be serviceable" is what we have to look forward to, excuse me for not being excited. We deserve better.

Frontman
03-11-2007, 01:07 PM
Honestly,

I have to come to Singelton's defense on this. He'd be better if Farmio would actually contribute as the color guy during Singelton's PBP innings. Singelton basically flies solo during that time, and when noone is responding to you, you tend to go over the same points, as you don't want dead air.

Front

kittle42
03-11-2007, 02:24 PM
I LOATHE the Cubs, but I think they're radio broadcast is much more enjoyable to listen to than the Sox.

That's just egregious.

viagracat
03-11-2007, 02:48 PM
That's just egregious.

You must be a member of the Apostrophe Protection Society. They even have a website. (http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/)

:)

kittle42
03-11-2007, 03:35 PM
You must be a member of the Apostrophe Protection Society. They even have a website. (http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/)



That's great!

Actually, I'm just a member of the "I wish people could retain what they learned in friggin' grade school - it's not that difficult" society.

MDF3530
03-11-2007, 06:20 PM
Singleton is further along as a broadcaster at this point than DJ was when he first stepped into the booth. It's all a matter of getting comfortable. DJ was (and still is at times) very stiff and unsure of himself. Singleton got better the second half of last season.

Parrothead
03-11-2007, 11:24 PM
Singleton is further along as a broadcaster at this point than DJ was when he first stepped into the booth. It's all a matter of getting comfortable. DJ was (and still is at times) very stiff and unsure of himself. Singleton got better the second half of last season.

That is not really saying much. They both are not good.

chisoxfanatic
03-11-2007, 11:45 PM
Though I don't listen to the radio unless I'm driving, this is great news. It'll be great to hear less Farmer and more Singleton. Maybe this will cut down Farmer's big head. Egotism is one of the most putrid qualities one can have! I absolutely adore how humble Singleton is.

kaufsox
03-12-2007, 12:41 AM
I was listening to the game today and I thought Singleton wasn't as bad as last year and I think he'll improve as a pbp. Having said that a true pbp guy would make for a much better listening experience. I really miss Rooney, my guess is that he will be in the HOF at the end of his career. Any replacement is a step down.

Timmy D's
03-12-2007, 01:03 AM
Well, if this in any way reduces the Farmio dialogue I have grown so fond of I am for one dead set against this! What will I do if I miss hearing about the pot hole he discovered on his trip through the ole Evergreen Park neighborhood that he needed a sand wedge to get out of, or his fondness of the room service meal he ordered last night, and how that great moment was ruined by his dislike of the pillow he was forced to sleep w/. Perhaps we will miss how his anxiously awaited new set of Ping irons doesnt mesh as well w/ his balatta balls as he had originally thought. Or we may miss one of his 30 mentions of what night St. Rita night will be this year at the park.

As bad as Farmio may be to listen to at times, the comparison of him and Chris to those boobs up the dial is a slam dunk Ed and Chris victory. I sure miss Rooney I will say that. Hopefully Singleton will be better this year. We'll see. Hopefully I wont be listening to many games anyways, either watchin the roads on tv, or at the homes.:gulp:

chisoxwschamps05
03-12-2007, 01:10 PM
Great!! Two more innings of hearing Singleton sputter out sentence fragments in a feeble attempt to call a baseball game!

MDF3530
03-14-2007, 06:19 PM
That is not really saying much. They both are not good.DJ is okay on the Fox network broadcasts. I'd much rather have that DJ than the one that works with Hawk.

XplodingScorbord
03-14-2007, 08:55 PM
Honestly,

I have to come to Singelton's defense on this. He'd be better if Farmio would actually contribute as the color guy during Singelton's PBP innings. Singelton basically flies solo during that time, and when noone is responding to you, you tend to go over the same points, as you don't want dead air.

Front
Excellent point, and one that could be made re: DJ and Hawk as well. Why they abandon these guys for a few innings a game is beyond me.

Frontman
03-14-2007, 09:19 PM
Excellent point, and one that could be made re: DJ and Hawk as well. Why they abandon these guys for a few innings a game is beyond me.

The difference being that DJ realizes that Hawk isn't going to add, and tries to call the game solo. Singelton sounds like he keeps looking over at Farmio, but Ed's nowhere to be seen.

I'd put money on Hawk and Farmio being in the hallway just outside the pressbox, talking about their respective partners.

:wink:

kraut83
03-15-2007, 08:25 AM
I had a chance to listen to yesterday's game, and thought Singleton is starting to sound better. I wish he & Farmer would develop a better chemistry though. I like having both a pitchers and a hitters perspective in the booth, and when F&S are actually talking baseball they are pretty insightful.