The Miner Part 2 wrote:Chemistry. I think the two guys in the booth getting along is the most important thing. I'm a diehard White Sox fan and I openly admit that I hate the Sox tv and radio crews. If I have a choice to listen to Hughes and Santo instead of Farmer and Singelton, its the Cubs guys everyday. You can tell how much they actually like each other. Santo's a space cadet and Hughes is the perfect straight man, and really smart. They both realize that Santo isn't the greatest at his job and they goof around about his mistakes. A couple years ago Hughes and Santo used to guess the crowd attendance vs one another. Santo would always be 5-10 thousand fans off and they would have fun with that. I always loved catching that part.
On the other side, Farmer and Singleton are nearly unlistenable to me. There is no chemistry, they're repeatedly talking over each other, and on long strechs Farmer will just let Singelton sit out there by himself on an island. It's awwwwful.
As for how much I want the score told to me, I guess I never really think of it. And if I'm not thinking about they must doing a solid job with it.
I feel almost the same way, but I'm a fan of Hawk Harrelson. Pretty sure I'm in the minority on that one though.