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George_Foreman wrote:The Braves have an awsome crew for calling games (with the notable exception of Chip Caray, who is just awful, especially in comparisson for his grandfather (Harry) and father (Skip)).
"Boring" is what you guys call them? Well sure, they don't blow a gasket every time a ground ball gets hit to the short stop. They have what I view as a very good approach to the game. They're calm and relaxed when the game is playing out that way, and that just makes the excitement and tension you feel from their calls in the high-pressure situations all the more palpable. Skip Caray and Joe Simpson are probably my favorite two. Their awful puns are hilarious, and they genuinely seem like they're having a good time calling the games (well, at least when the Braves aren't losing 20 of 25....).
Anyhow, I don't feel like I need to get "excitement" from the announcers or whatever. I get that from the game. All I want from the guys in the box is an accurate picture of what's going on and a good time listening. If all you wanted from a sportscaster was yelling and arrogance, you can go listen to Marcela Balboa call some World Cup.
Krunk City King$ wrote:guess that i should add chris berman to the worst list.....
I like Mike Shannon. He might be the closest thing to Harry Carey on the radio today.sockeye wrote:Well, he may be no Vin Scully, but I sure like Mike Shannon. First guy to hit a HR in Busch stadium, and still there calling games on the radio when it ended. Now that's some history/longevity.
He worked in Jack Buck's shadow all those years, but sure has a knack for alternating the slow and the excited. With a voice that could grind gravel, too.
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