bigh0rt wrote:The fact that he never shuts up and appears to love the sound of his own voice is what gets me the most. And, as was noted, his love affair with Derek Jeter. Now don't get me wrong, I hold DJ very high in terms of players who are deserving, but Timmy just gives him sloppy ones whenever the camera cuts to him.
I'm not sure if it was mentioned here yet or not, but I don't like Joe Morgan much more. I'd swear at times he's watching a different game on some monitor in the booth, and not the one being broadcasted through my TV.
The Yankees/Cubs game last Saturday was broadcast on Fox, and if memory serves (I wasn't at my sober-est) McCarver and Buck were joking about how much they love Jeter. I think McCarver at one point went off on one of those "He's got calm eyes" routines, and Buck called him out on it and they both went on chuckling about how they go off into space when they're singing Jeter's praises. After that point, any time the camera was on Jeter (and ESPECIALLY after he hit his grand slam) they'd talk about going to "La La Land" or whatever phrase they were using, in the middle of developing tele-chubbies over him. I'm a Yankee fan, and it made me want to retch.
Edit: And the above link is actually part of what I was talking about. There was additional blathering over it later in the game, too. Cringe-inducing, to say the least.