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Old 08-16-2019, 11:11 PM
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Can I just say that tonight's broadcast may be the most entertaining in team history?
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:22 PM
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Counterpoint.

[Jane, you ignorant slut.]

I got home from a drive in the car in the 4th inning. Turned on the TV and realized he still didn't know the name of the Sox starting pitcher and wasn't letting Benetti get a word in edgewise about the actual game. Checked his Wikipedia article and found it devoid of the word "baseball". Checked it again for the word "Chicago" and only found references to a couple playoff series against the Bulls. Hard pass. Listening to Farmer and DJ. AJ or Ozzie in the booth would have been way more entertaining. Would it have killed them to get a gimmick color-man with a Chicago connection?
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:31 PM
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This is wonderful in every way.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:47 PM
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Counterpoint.

[Jane, you ignorant slut.]

I got home from a drive in the car in the 4th inning. Turned on the TV and realized he still didn't know the name of the Sox starting pitcher and wasn't letting Benetti get a word in edgewise about the actual game. Checked his Wikipedia article and found it devoid of the word "baseball". Checked it again for the word "Chicago" and only found references to a couple playoff series against the Bulls. Hard pass. Listening to Farmer and DJ. AJ or Ozzie in the booth would have been way more entertaining. Would it have killed them to get a gimmick color-man with a Chicago connection?
Iím with you, but still amazed by the uniqueness of it.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:07 AM
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As a one time thing I think it's been entertaining, but I don't know if you could do it again.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:12 AM
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He did his homework when he asked Benetti what the record for strikeouts in an inning is
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:33 AM
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He did his homework when he asked Benetti what the record for strikeouts in an inning is
Good question. I assume it's at least 4 has anyone ever had 5 or more?
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:31 AM
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As a one time thing I think it's been entertaining, but I don't know if you could do it again.
It worked out all right, especially with it being a West Coast game where viewership wouldn't be all that great anyhow. But, yes, it shouldn't become a regular thing.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:00 AM
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That was really the ideal type of game for him to announce. Iím so floured he got to call those home runs. Can they bring him back for Luis Robertís debut?
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:16 AM
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Iím with you, but still amazed by the uniqueness of it.
Hopefully it stays unique...I legitimately enjoyed Jason doing the Vin Scully-style solo broadcast for several innings intermittently yesterday, I thought he nailed it.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:27 AM
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This was the first game I've watched since going back overseas, and it was a ****ing trip. Bill Walton is out there, and I like it!
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:23 AM
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Counterpoint.

[Jane, you ignorant slut.]

I got home from a drive in the car in the 4th inning. Turned on the TV and realized he still didn't know the name of the Sox starting pitcher and wasn't letting Benetti get a word in edgewise about the actual game. Checked his Wikipedia article and found it devoid of the word "baseball". Checked it again for the word "Chicago" and only found references to a couple playoff series against the Bulls. Hard pass. Listening to Farmer and DJ. AJ or Ozzie in the booth would have been way more entertaining. Would it have killed them to get a gimmick color-man with a Chicago connection?
I dream of the day AJ boots nasally Stone out of the booth and Benetti takes a gig announcing spike ball.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:45 PM
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It has been soooooooo amazing! Bill Walton has been hysterical! I hope he is asked to do more in the future.

Those tie-dye shirts are classic.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:03 AM
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Can I just say that tonight's broadcast may be the most entertaining in team history?

Spot on. I've never laughed as much or harder during any sporting event. It was brilliant and I loved every minute of the broadcast. Jason was a near perfect straight man for Walton. Had Stone or Hawk or Farmer been in the booth, I believe it would have failed miserably. That was fun and kudos to the Sox and NBC Sports Chicago. "He's not a Bummer. He's a meteor. An asteroid soaring across the universe."
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:10 AM
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Being the same age, how could i not enjoy Bill Walton's zany positiveness and joy de vivre . as an old guy with health problems, i tend to nod off on a lot these late games, but damn if Walton didn't keep waking me up, heh . it was great fun, but like an outrageous party that gets way out of hand, i'm not quite sure that i would want to do it again . that being said, i love the guy!!!
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