Originally Posted by kittle42
A-****ing-men on all points. I HATE the "those who played the game automatically have more credibility" argument.
And being stuck in the past is not a good thing.
I enjoy hearing tales of how baseball used to be and how it is changed. I like the old time feel to the broadcast. Wasn't around to see baseball before the 90's so I enjoy learning about the characters and way things were done back then.
As far as the other thing, actually doing something makes you more credible in my opinion. You have your own experiences to draw on. I didn't say the other guys weren't credible, I said I would tend to find Hawk more credible. Not every jock that ESPN runs out there but Hawk. To me what he has to say carries more weight because he has been around for so many "eras" of baseball. Just my opinion. Listen to the new, polished announcers if it floats your boat.