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Harlod Reynolds...The new Peter Gammons...

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Postby theclefe » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:10 am

I have noticed ESPN pushing Buster Onley down our throats. I was going to make a similar thread about him.

Personally, I don't think Reynolds does enough leg work to ever be considered an equal to gammons. A lot of his analysis relies on his playing experience. I rarely see him outside of the studio, talking to players and visiting clubhouses the way Gammons and other writers do. He knows the game, But there has abeen a few times where he made some "common sense" statments that simple weren't true. Things that sound good to a general baseball fan, but is obviously wrong to a fan of the team he was talking about.

I like his presence and commentary, but he is what he is. A desk JOCKey.
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Postby Rkiivs » Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:20 am

Peter is a HOF'er and Harold isn't.

'Nuff said.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:50 pm

Comparing Reynolds to Gammons is grounds for Reynolds to sue for defamation of character.

Comparing someone with a clue like Reynolds to the Boston shill is pretty insulting. Theo Epstein does not tell Reynolds what to say and Reynolds does not pimp the Casey Fossum's of the league for Epstein.
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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:57 pm

davidmarver are you saying Peter Gammonds used to be your favorite personality? :-?

I'm wondering the same. I'd love to never have to see or hear Peter Gammons ever again; while I enjoy Harold Reynolds whenever I see him, be it on Baseball Tonight, or announcing here or there. He always keeps me interested and engaged in the broadcast. Gammons makes me want to switch to another channel.
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