Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:53 PM
I like TK for the limited number of games he does each season. I wouldn't really want him for more (and I don't think he wants to do more).
Smalley and Morris don't really impress me but then, I'm tired of the Dick and Bert show, too.
I think they need to rotate Provus over to TV play-by-play more often and send Bremer over to the radio more.
Change it up for everybody. (And I don't think they've found Bert's permanent replacement yet).
Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:05 PM
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:23 PM
But yeah... For me... Focus groups be damned... Give me TK.
Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:32 PM
I live out of state and sprung for mlb.tv. My (Hawaii) blackouts are every single west coast game: LAA, LAD, OAK, SD, SF, SEA. Side note: if you are a free game of the day subscriber, you will eventually get a 50% off offer to the e-mail address you used to subscribe. FWIW.
Crapforks, how do you watch the opponents announcers? I thought they were blocked out in Minnesota.
Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:53 PM
Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:40 PM
I picture that the Hall of Fame has placed more money-making opportunities on Blyleven to enjoy, signings, tournaments, appearances and such (and he donates money to a good cause, too).
rosterman at www.twinscards.com
Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:50 PM
I always enjoyed Larkin, not an option listed here.
Personally, I really enjoy Dazzle!
I miss Gordon. I don't care if he blew a call or name here or there, he was good and fun as well as enthusiastic.
I grew up with Herb Carneal. There will never be another, God rest his soul. I still miss him. (Hat held over heart)
Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:48 AM
I like Roy Smalley. He talks a little bit too much, but I enjoy his analysis.
I don't think Blyleven has said anything new for a long time. Not much analysis. Reads the player bios.
Tim Laudner is just horrific. I just have to turn the channel when he's on the pre or post game shows. I just can't listen.
I don't mind Jack Morris either. He isn't as cliched as Blyleven.
Smalley, Morris, Kelly, Blyleven, Laudner.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:55 AM
Blyleven has his faults, but he is not the complete homer other analysts are. Same with Morris and TK.
In fact, I get a kick out of Blyleven some times, because you can tell, after a pitch by a Twins pitcher has gone a long way, Bert is almost saying "WTF kind of pitch was that?"
I really wouldn't mind Morris taking over for Bert with TK in the booth once and a while. Although, the current rotation is fun. I like the variety of color announcers we've had over the last couple of years.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:19 AM
Smalley would be pretty good if he didn't pick one thing and repeat it over and over but in five different ways. By the time he has finished with his fifth attempt the comment is no longer relevant.
I just can't believe we had Jim Kaat at one point. I love the mlbn games where he is in the booth.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:14 AM
Smalley is actually not that bad, in my opinion. He's a sharp guy.
I could do without anyone else, including Dick and Bert. Please retire soon, guys.
Dick said something especially annoying yesterday: "I usually hate saying someone pitched better than their numbers...". Sure, unless it supports your stupid argument.