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Old 07-11-2019, 04:13 PM
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They are? Sounds pretty cool actually. Always thought that someone could put together a sound board of all the Hawk isms and do games for the next decade based on all the games he's done. This for sure could happen for Vin.
We are about to see wondrous things we could not have fathomed before, in all aspects of life. Alexa and Siri will look as archaic as an abacus.

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Old 07-12-2019, 01:00 AM
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I heard coders are working on VinBot to do Dodger games, maybe someone will invent HarryBot for us. An AI replication of 1970s Harry Carey. Imagine that.
It's Caray, not Carey. And as far as I'm concerned, he's not welcome. He became a Cubs shill after being a hyper-critical analyst with the Sox.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:04 AM
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Does Bill Melton still do some of the Spring Training MLB.TV streams? Listening to that guy mispronounce Dayan Viciedo's name was torture.

Several years ago during one of those spring broadcasts, the mike was left on in between innings, while Melton was talking to whoever was working with him at the time, and he was telling some stories that shouldn't have been on the air, and just about every other word was a swear word . i actually wanted to call someone to tell them that there was an open mike, but had no idea who to call . anyway, even though i can't recall any of it now, it was compelling at the time.
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It's Caray, not Carey. And as far as I'm concerned, he's not welcome. He became a Cubs shill after being a hyper-critical analyst with the Sox.
And continued to be hyper-critical of the Sox.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:44 AM
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Several years ago during one of those spring broadcasts, the mike was left on in between innings, while Melton was talking to whoever was working with him at the time, and he was telling some stories that shouldn't have been on the air, and just about every other word was a swear word . i actually wanted to call someone to tell them that there was an open mike, but had no idea who to call . anyway, even though i can't recall any of it now, it was compelling at the time.
Didn't know Mark Grace and Beltin' Melton were such chums.
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It's Caray, not Carey. And as far as I'm concerned, he's not welcome. He became a Cubs shill after being a hyper-critical analyst with the Sox.

Harry Caray was hyper-critical of the Cardinals and A's before he came to the Sox. Curt Flood wrote in his autobiography about how much the players hated him. Of course, they won championships during the Harry Caray years, and there were players he revered, such as Bob Gibson. And the year he was with the A's, the team was ready to break out on a dynastic championship run with Reggie Jackson and company. In his first regular-season announcing day with the White Sox, Carlos May got an RBI triple by hitting a home run and not touching home plate. From there, as the gangsters might say, it was on. But being hyper-critical of the White Sox played better with their fans than being hyper-critical of the Cubs would have. The Cubs paid him enough to wrestle him from the White Sox where he was popular and abandon all of the ethics that had been the foundation of his announcing career to become popular with the Cubs.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:59 PM
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They are? Sounds pretty cool actually. Always thought that someone could put together a sound board of all the Hawk isms and do games for the next decade based on all the games he's done.
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The complete absence of that Southern-fried sycophant has been one of the greatest things about this season.
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Jason flubbed a rule on the telecast tonight, and I was surprised he didn't own up to it, even though you knew he was Googling the answer immediately after on his iPad because he went silent.

It was the wild pitch where McCann tracked down the ball before it went into the dugout. The Rays runner advanced to 2nd.

Jason: "Thank god McCann was able to grab it when he did before it rolled into the dugout".

Stone: "One base."

Jason: "But, it depends on where the runner was when...."

Silence for a minute.

Of course, this may not be as bad as Hawk suggesting the defense set up a fielder behind homeplate on pitchouts with a runner on third.

Stone knows the rules in and out. I appreciate that about him.
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