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Old 03-08-2014, 08:44 PM
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I try to give Rongey the benefit of doubt, because years of taking on-air calls after ballgames would drive nearly anyone to loathe a significant segment of a team's fan base. Some guys would try to hide it more than he does.

He cut his teeth when the Sox had a damn good team, and the pants pissers calling back then were pretty delusional in identifying what was or wasn't wrong with the Sox. I think that's when he got into the habit of cutting people off if they expressed anything but homer sentiments. Now that the team has had a brutal run, more often than not he's the one who sounds delusional or disingenuous.

We've all had jobs that, for whatever reason, start to bring out the worst in us. When that happens, we owe it to ourselves to make a change before the worst takes over. Rongey sounds like a guy who hates his job. He'd do himself and the listeners a big favor by finding another one.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:40 PM
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Rongey is awful. Ugh.

Somehow makes me hate the White Sox and want to drive into a light pole.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:09 PM
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Rongey is terrible. One of the reasons I am not as big of fan as I used to be. I would rather have Kaplan hosting that show.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:41 PM
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:10 AM
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Rongey is terrible. One of the reasons I am not as big of fan as I used to be. I would rather have Kaplan hosting that show.
I can understand SOME of the Rongey hate (even if I think that it's misplaced), but damn, man. That's just going too far.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:46 AM
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I can't even listen to him do updates in the off-season.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:14 PM
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Rongey is just terrible. When I listen to Sox games, I turn the station as soon as they record the final out.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:59 PM
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Dave Wills last year here was 2004. Rongey started in 2006. Who was in 2005?
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:45 PM
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Dave Wills last year here was 2004. Rongey started in 2006. Who was in 2005?
I think Bryan Dolgin
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:58 PM
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:49 PM
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Harry Potter is right. Bryan Dolgin was the host in 2005. He also hosted for the Rangers when they went to the World Series.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:54 PM
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Harry Potter is right. Bryan Dolgin was the host in 2005. He also hosted for the Rangers when they went to the World Series.
I remember Dolgin being pretty good. Not as good as Wills but miles better than Rongey. Plus, he's obviously good luck.

Dolgin was ESPN 1000's choice to replace Wills but then the Sox switched to WSCR in the 05/06 offseason and Dolgin was done.
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Harry Potter is right. Bryan Dolgin was the host in 2005. He also hosted for the Rangers when they went to the World Series.
I remember Dolgin for his catch phrase. Every game he would announce "White Sox baseball coming up...RIGHT NOW."
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:27 PM
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I disagree with most posters in this thread regarding Chris Rongey's performance.

I haven't posted in a long time.... but I've been following the Sox through thick and thin and am an avid reader of this website.

I've been a Sox fan for decades (born in 1951). When I was a youngster I clipped a primitive radio to one of my bed springs and listened to Sox broadcasts.

When in graduate school in Berkeley I attended a few games in Oakland; years later while living in DC saw some Sox games in Baltimore (including one in which Frank homered twice); and more recently, in KC.

I lived and worked overseas for long periods of time and didn't have access to much of anything Sox other than the clippings my mother sent to me for years at a time.

With the advent of cable, the internet and mlb.com I can satiate my demand for all things Sox (and Bears and KU basketball).

But I digress. Rongey has an excellent voice, is articulate, rather patient, and effective in countering most critiques/complaints offered by Sox fans. Of course countering the post-game assertions of many Sox fans is not terribly taxing--many seem incapable of coherent thought, or at any rate, of articulating their thoughts. Evidently it's a sign of our times.

Members of this board excepted, of course.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:15 AM
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I disagree with most posters in this thread regarding Chris Rongey's performance.

But I digress. Rongey has an excellent voice, is articulate, rather patient, and effective in countering most critiques/complaints offered by Sox fans. Of course countering the post-game assertions of many Sox fans is not terribly taxing--many seem incapable of coherent thought, or at any rate, of articulating their thoughts. Evidently it's a sign of our times.
Thanks for joining the discussion Mr. Rongey
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