i regularly listen to Ed Farmer (play by play) and Chris Singleton (color) call Whitesox games on the radio.
I like the back and forth between former pitcher and former hitter...it makes for entertaining radio during times in a game when there's not much going on.
I agree with a previous post that said excitement level is important...last year was Singleton's first, and when he would do play by play (1 inning/game last year), he had no emotion whatever...very difficult to listen to.
I also appreciate when announcers don't have to make excuses for players who are struggling...just because you are broadcasting for a team doesn't mean that you can't point out the negative things as well as the positive.
I find it amusing when Ed Farmer brings up how this guy or that guy (often "Pudge") looks smaller than he used to, and Singleton never takes the bait...Singleton was a player very recently, and he won't really get into any PED discussion, and he's also pretty reticent to be too hard on any player...Farmer on the other hand, will definitely tell it like he sees it.
Obviously, i dislike radio silence...i often take trips out west on summer break, and catch games while on the way out...Minnesota ones come to mind, and it seems like whenever i hear the Twins announcers, there are always healthy amounts of radio silence...most of the time, you don't even hear the color guy at all...
Farmer and Singleton are continually getting into little details of their day, kinda going back and forth, taking small shots at eachother here and there...i find that amusing as well, though certainly not important to the broadcast.
Guess i'd disagree with the above poster...i find it difficult to listen to Ron Santo on the radio...he adds virtually nothing as far as meaningful baseball information...he does get really emotional then they do something good/bad, and i guess that's entertaining to kinda laugh at, but other than a brief laugh, i find him onerous. his partner pat hughes, on the other hand, is a pro.