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Old 04-23-2007, 01:27 PM
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I hope this belongs on this board.

Living in SW Wisconsin I don't get the Sox on the radio very often and when I do it's not very clear. I've read all the comments about Farmer and his home run "predictions", but had never experienced it first hand...until yesterday.

I was driving home from Madison and could listen to the game a little. In the 8th he talked about home runs for three of the first four hitters and the only one he didn't mention a dinger on was, of course, Crede. Made me laugh.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:30 PM
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:32 PM
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It's starting to rub on to Singleton too.

'A bloop and a blast' or 'oh for the long ball here' are getting as annoying as Mike Breen's 'Puts it in!' when he does NBA. It's still kind of funny though
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:36 PM
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During Saturday's game, Farmer mentioned there was a fan drinking beer and eating cotton candy. "I don't think that's a very good combination," Farmer said. Then he spent the next couple of minutes trying to describe to Singleton where the fan was sitting so Singleton could see for himself. It was funny, in a silly way.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:43 PM
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During Saturday's game, Farmer mentioned there was a fan drinking beer and eating cotton candy. "I don't think that's a very good combination," Farmer said. Then he spent the next couple of minutes trying to describe to Singleton where the fan was sitting so Singleton could see for himself. It was funny, in a silly way.
To each their own. That's what I don't like about Farmer. I don't care what a fan is eating, tell me about the game, which is why I am listening. I think they should give Ed 5 minutes before each game and he can call it "The Way I see it by Ed Farmer"
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:47 PM
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To each their own. That's what I don't like about Farmer. I don't care what a fan is eating, tell me about the game, which is why I am listening. I think they should give Ed 5 minutes before each game and he can call it "The Way I see it by Ed Farmer"
Ha, that's pretty funny! Did you hear the 9th of Mark's no-no? Farmer was great. As I posted in another thread, too bad it took a no-hitter to get him excited.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:47 PM
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To each their own. That's what I don't like about Farmer. I don't care what a fan is eating, tell me about the game, which is why I am listening. I think they should give Ed 5 minutes before each game and he can call it "The Way I see it by Ed Farmer"
Agreed. Just as bad as Santo giving a monologue on how to peel an orange. Superfluous! Interviews on the radio suck as well. Nothing but the game at hand should be talked about, since people can't even SEE the action that's going on. Leave the interviews and sidebars to the television, when people can still see what's going on.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:21 PM
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Agreed. Just as bad as Santo giving a monologue on how to peel an orange. Superfluous! Interviews on the radio suck as well. Nothing but the game at hand should be talked about, since people can't even SEE the action that's going on. Leave the interviews and sidebars to the television, when people can still see what's going on.
So is there dead silence in between pitches?
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:42 PM
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So is there dead silence in between pitches?
Strike one.

*silence*

Hit to left, man on first.

*silence*

Home Run

*silence*

The Chicago White Sox are winning the game two to nothing.

*silence*






I love Farmer and the banter him and Singleton have. It's entertaining.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:06 PM
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So is there dead silence in between pitches?
No, there shouldn't be silence but talk about something from the game. I don't want to hear about Ed's round at Ruffled Feathers or what some fan is eating. Farmer is in love with the sound of his own voice and will talk just to talk. Sometimes silence is golden. But some people like Farmer's announcing style and I respect that.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:08 PM
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No, there shouldn't be silence but talk about something from the game. I don't want to hear about Ed's round at Ruffled Feathers or what some fan is eating. Farmer is in love with the sound of his own voice and will talk just to talk. Sometimes silence is golden. But some people like Farmer's announcing style and I respect that.
The game is 2-3 hours long! How much information do you want? If they focused only on the game, you'd be numb with the bizarre stats and situations they'd have to dig up.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:30 PM
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Strike one.

*silence*

Hit to left, man on first.

*silence*

Home Run

*silence*

The Chicago White Sox are winning the game two to nothing.

*silence*
"That's more color than I can provide."
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:49 PM
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"That's more color than I can provide."

Uh OH!

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Old 04-23-2007, 08:36 PM
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The game is 2-3 hours long! How much information do you want? If they focused only on the game, you'd be numb with the bizarre stats and situations they'd have to dig up.
That would actually be cool to hear bizarre stats and such. Those weird, wacky things you don't commonly hear about. Thank God I don't have to listen to the radio unless I'm in the car.

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:16 PM
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I, too, live in SW Wisconsin (Madison), so I am resigned to only getting to experience live action while driving (my in-house radio doesn't pick up the Score). I don't mind Farmer and Singleton, in general, and I don't ask for too much.

However, I will say that Farmer does need to work on his play-by-play. I know we were spoiled by Rooney for all those years, but it seems like Farmer never gives the score. It's so frustrating to turn on a game, listen to some action, and not get the score until the half-inning is over (unless a run is scored before then). I recall that Rooney was always repeating the basics - the count, the score, what inning. It's probably that Farmio is so used to doing the color commentary that he doesn't instinctually recite those facts. I'd like to see, er, hear Singleton step up and try doing this more often, as I fear that with Farmio it may be a case of trying to teach an old dog new tricks.
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