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Old 10-17-2012, 11:06 PM
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Is this really necessary? Is this is what it's come down to, where a poster on WSI can't take a playful poke at the Cubbies without getting scolded?
It's funny how this works. There are people on this site that are concerned with it's "image" and how it displays itself to, I don't know, the rest of the internet? Other baseball fans? Not really sure. But it's part of the reason why certain discussions can't take place here or why things are moved or deleted or whatever.

So it's amusing to me while they're sure to clamp down on other things, maintaining and allowing the behavior that backs up the stereotypical White Sox fan problem with their inferiority complex in dealing with the Cubs and, at the same time mind you, complain about being perceived as having such a problem, they don't seem to see the connection going on there. Oh well.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:52 PM
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Any word in whether or not he's taking Hawk with him?
Jeez, is it possible to have a thread about broadcasting without someone posting Hawk hate? This thread isn't about Sox broadcasters, it's not even about the Sox. Give it a rest.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:33 AM
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Brenly is the top pick for the Diamondbacks booth according to a person I know who works for Arizona.

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I'd have to think the D-backs would jump for joy after the junk they have had the last few years. Daron Sutton was terrible.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:12 AM
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Is this really necessary? Is this is what it's come down to, where a poster on WSI can't take a playful poke at the Cubbies without getting scolded?
This sissified holier than thou lord of the board crap is getting so tiresome. A long time poster that seems to have left gave a parting shot and I'd have to say I agree with the adjective he used to describe the posters that seem to want to micromanage everyone they are offended by. Not only that but the Cubs do have a history of putting their broadcasters on a short leash. So I'd be curious to know if that is the case with Brenly.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:59 AM
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Of course the talk of Kerry Wood replacing Brenly starts. Kerry's done a lot for the organization and the city, but come on now. How about getting someone who can comment on the game itself who also has a bit of experience in broadcasting?

Same with the talk about Mark Grace coming "home" to the Cubs. The man got fired due to his drinking problems. Probably better to let him get healthy before rushing him into another job!

As much as I can't stand the guy, Mike Murphy might actually make watching Cubs games interesting.
Are you sure Mark was fired for his drinking?

Regardless, he was a terrible announcer.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:05 PM
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Are you sure Mark was fired for his drinking?

Regardless, he was a terrible announcer.
Two high-profile DWI/DUI arrests in a state that is pretty strict on enforcement?

Rockies might of given another reason, but he was let go after his second arrest. Ricketts might see an appeal in having a Cubs fan favorite on the air; but he also might avoid him all together as Grace might be facing jail time for his arrests.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:16 PM
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He skips out on 22 games?
Factors in Fox/ESPN games.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:30 PM
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...and this is why Hawk (while he annoys the **** out of me quite often) being a homer does not bother me at all. Hawk is a White Sox through and through and very proud of it. Brenly, like many teams just have hired guns in the booth, not matter how long he has been in Chicago, jumped ship as soon as a job close to home became open.

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:05 PM
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...and this is why Hawk (while he annoys the **** out of me quite often) being a homer does not bother me at all. Hawk is a White Sox through and through and very proud of it. Brenly, like many teams just have hired guns in the booth, not matter how long he has been in Chicago, jumped ship as soon as a job close to home became open.
In fairness to Brenly he lasted eight years with the Cubs, that's not exactly "jumping ship" is it? I have no problem with the man wanting to work closer to home if the opportunity arises especially since he was the manager at Arizona when they won the World Series.

That's a closer connection to a franchise certainly than just calling the games for a team you never played or managed for is it?

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:24 PM
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In fairness to Brenly he lasted eight years with the Cubs, that's not exactly "jumping ship" is it? I have no problem with the man wanting to work closer to home if the opportunity arises especially since he was the manager at Arizona when they won the World Series.

That's a closer connection to a franchise certainly than just calling the games for a team you never played or managed for is it?

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If Brenly goes to the Rockies like a lot of reports have him doing, I don't see how you can consider him "jumping ship."

He lives in Colorado
He managed the Rockies to a World Series Championship

Two HUGE pluses for "heading home" in my book.

Although it wouldn't surprise me one bit for ol' JonnyCakes to join a national broadcast team. Fox/ESPN/TBS all could use his talents.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:37 PM
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If Brenly goes to the Rockies like a lot of reports have him doing, I don't see how you can consider him "jumping ship."

He lives in Colorado
He managed the Rockies to a World Series Championship

Two HUGE pluses for "heading home" in my book.

Although it wouldn't surprise me one bit for ol' JonnyCakes to join a national broadcast team. Fox/ESPN/TBS all could use his talents.

You're confusing the Rockies with the Dbacks
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:18 PM
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Frontman:

I'm not accusing him of jumping ship at all. I was defending him in my post. I think you are confusing me with bigsoxfan420.



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Old 10-18-2012, 06:20 PM
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If Brenly goes to the Rockies like a lot of reports have him doing, I don't see how you can consider him "jumping ship."

He lives in Colorado
He managed the Rockies to a World Series Championship

Two HUGE pluses for "heading home" in my book.

Although it wouldn't surprise me one bit for ol' JonnyCakes to join a national broadcast team. Fox/ESPN/TBS all could use his talents.
Huh? What? Did I just enter the Twilight Zone?
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:36 AM
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This sissified holier than thou lord of the board crap is getting so tiresome. A long time poster that seems to have left gave a parting shot and I'd have to say I agree with the adjective he used to describe the posters that seem to want to micromanage everyone they are offended by.
+1000. It's very annoying.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:43 PM
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+1000. It's very annoying.
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