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Postby bronxxbomber » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:33 pm

Yes I like this announcement.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:59 am

2006 Baseball Tonight Commentators:

* Chris Berman
* Jeff Brantley
* Dave Campbell
* Rob Dibble
* Peter Gammons
* Brian Kenny
* Ray Knight
* John Kruk
* Tim Kurkjian
* Buck Martinez
* Buster Olney
* Steve Phillips
* Karl Ravech
* Harold Reynolds
* Orestes Destrade
* Jayson Stark
* Orel Hershiser
* Tino Martinez

Generally, two analysts will work each night, from a deep lineup that includes Dave Campbell, Tim Kurkjian, Ray Knight, Harold Reynolds and Rick Sutcliffe. Joe Morgan will serve as a contributor. Game analyst Buck Martinez and ESPN Radio's Rob Dibble also have joined the Baseball Tonight team.
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Postby theclefe » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:18 pm

I've only got to see Tino a few times, but he is terrible. He stumbles over his words and offers no analysis. The last time I saw him he kept saying people were going to have good years, or needs to have good years.

Anyone else think they should have broken him in with the little league world series?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:14 pm

He talks way too fast, and needs to do something with that hair. O:-)
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:27 pm

tino looks like a deer in headlights, much like he did in his two years in st. louis. as many flubbed lines as weak pop ups to 2nd. i am sure he is a nice guy and was a solid ball player, but i dont like him on baseball tonight. i dont like orestes destrade either. kruk stinks. brantley stinks. joe morgan stinks. they have had a hard time finding people since buck showalter left. i thought they should have tried to hire steve stone when the cubs let him go. i think he does some games, but they should bring him on to baseball tonight.
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Postby LukeW9027 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:19 pm

I agree, i hope these are the early season jitters :-D

he just doesnt have any enthusiasm, stutters constantly, and uses the same words over and over. he doesnt have the personality to be on tv.

not feelin tino one bit :-t

and j_d_, joe morgan is a god in my book, he knows so much about the game. its refreshing to hear it from someone who had a great career and knows what hes talking about. one of my favorites
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:39 pm

LukeW9027 wrote:and j_d_, joe morgan is a god in my book, he knows so much about the game. its refreshing to hear it from someone who had a great career and knows what hes talking about. one of my favorites

I'm hoping you left out the " ;-7 " at the end by mistake ... :-o Please? :-o
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:21 am

I think part of Tino's problem is that he is Mr. Nice Guy. He wants to be every players' best friend and never criticizes or offers true analysis. Even Kruk goes out there, and no matter how off his predictions and opinions are, at least has opinions and criticizes anyone he sees fit (and I also like the banter between him and Harold, who I don't think cares much for Mr. Kruk). It also surprised me how slowly Tino talked, but he avoids questions that require him to make an analytical opinion.

Surprisingly, I've found that Steve Phillips has been a pretty good analyst, at least for no other reason than he's an eloquent speaker and gets his point across. But when Harold starts making his bold predictions, Steve just kind of giggles in the background.

I'd say Tino is just slightly better than Buck Showalter. If I had my way, they'd bring back Bobby V.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:50 am

Coppermine wrote:
I'd say Tino is just slightly better than Buck Showalter. If I had my way, they'd bring back Bobby V.


i hated bobby v. i guess everyone is different. or maybe i just hate everyone?

i thought phillips was solid for the same reasons. he has decent insight and seems comfortable behind the camera. tino seems like colin quinn doing weekend update.

joe morgan may know a lot, i just dont think he does a good job of conveying that knowledge. he tells too many 'when i was playing...' stories and other goofy stuff.
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