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    Jack Morris in the booth

    I have to say, when I first tuned in yesterday, I thought, "who is this doofus in there with Dick." It was just the tone of his voice.

    But after watching considerable chunks of 2 games with Morris in there, I like him quite a lot.

    I realize he isn't a hall of famer, and Bert is, but still ;-D

    (I do enjoy Bert as well is should be said)

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    I like Morris more than I like Bert. Bert's fun, and we know his voice/style, but I think there's better broadcasters. Not so much an indictment against Bert as a show of support for Morris. I usually go for the radio broadcast anyways, I enjoy Provus/Gladden considerably more than Dick/Bert.

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    Gladden is a great baseball announcer - agreed.

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    I like Morris, but the brief time I listened-in tonight, Morris was boring to irrelevant. Morris needs to "liven-things-up"--or forget TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypaws View Post
    Gladden is a great baseball announcer - agreed.
    I have a feeling the TD member "Fire Dan Gladden" will not be hitting the like button on this post. I however, agree. I enjoy listening to our radio guys, I would take them over Dick and Bert. To each his own though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwak View Post
    I like Morris, but the brief time I listened-in tonight, Morris was boring to irrelevant. Morris needs to "liven-things-up"--or forget TV.
    I agree, he offers good insight but his delivery needs improving. At least he's not as bad as TK.

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    Morris is considerably better than Bert. Bert is kind of fun in that he is irreverent but he offers no insight. Morris will actually say something informative even if it doesn't reflect kindly on the home team. Provus / Gladden are far superior to the TV guys. Dick is Minnesota nice but he is such a homer that it really does get silly sometimes.

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    I felt terrible when the Twins let Morris go a year ago without even giving him a reason, so I'm really glad that he didn't hold any bitter feelings in coming back from Toronto this year to take Coomer's spot. He's not really "colorful" for a color guy, but neither is TK and the change up from Bert is always welcome from time to time just to hear different perspectives and maybe more importantly, hear some different stories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypaws View Post
    Gladden is a great baseball announcer - agreed.
    Please tell me this is sarcasm.

    Cory Provus is fantastic and Gladden literally makes it hard to enjoy how fantastic Provus is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Please tell me this is sarcasm.

    Cory Provus is fantastic and Gladden literally makes it hard to enjoy how fantastic Provus is.
    While I don't particularly enjoy Gladden during his solo innings, I quite enjoy Provus and the Provus/Gladden combo is my favorite. The magic man used to grate my ear drums, but I've either peaked and tuned my ears properly to enjoy his broadcast, or I've just become immune to his spunk. Either way, I'm fully enjoying the radio broadcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pleiss View Post
    While I don't particularly enjoy Gladden during his solo innings, I quite enjoy Provus and the Provus/Gladden combo is my favorite. The magic man used to grate my ear drums, but I've either peaked and tuned my ears properly to enjoy his broadcast, or I've just become immune to his spunk. Either way, I'm fully enjoying the radio broadcast.
    Gladden doing his play by play innings causes this to happen.

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    Some divergence of opinion here.

    Let me say that Carneal was THE best, and there's the rest. I do like former players as color guys, because of the perspective they offer. I even like Coomer and Smalley.

    I'm easy to please.

    There are announcers I do find annoying though - LaPanta, American soccer announcers, etc.

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    I dont know about anybody else but when I hear Herb Carneal and John Gordon I get goosebumps. I have taped twins games...occasdionally i find one and pop it. In my eyes those two set the standard. I always enjoy Dick and Bert cuz they make me laugh...and Im Dutch

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    If asked to rate Twins announcers, radio and TV, I'd rank them like this.

    1. Provus.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    1) I love Provus' work.
    2) Gladden is an OK color guy, but his play by play stinks.
    3) Bert is fun, but over the course of a season, the repetitive nature of the schtick gets grating and I'm too old for the Bert Blyleven drinking game.
    4) I am waiting for Dick to say "Yeah, yeah, Bert we know, at the major league level" now all you folks watching us at the bar have to take a shot.
    5) I too miss Herb Carneal.
    6) Morris is a refreshing sub for Bert, but not exactly ice cold lemon aid refreshing, more like cool glass of water refreshing



    Number 1 said at first " I love Provus" but I've never met the guy. I might, but probably not as much as my wife and daughter, but you never know.
    Last edited by Sconnie; 05-07-2014 at 06:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypaws View Post
    Some divergence of opinion here.

    Let me say that Carneal was THE best, and there's the rest. I do like former players as color guys, because of the perspective they offer. I even like Coomer and Smalley.

    I'm easy to please.

    There are announcers I do find annoying though - LaPanta, American soccer announcers, etc.
    The Panther is a much better hockey guy than baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypaws View Post
    There are announcers I do find annoying though
    That list starts with Hawk Harrelson. No matter how goofy Bert gets, I always know it could be much, much worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Please tell me this is sarcasm.

    Cory Provus is fantastic and Gladden literally makes it hard to enjoy how fantastic Provus is.
    I find Gladden a mixture of horrifying and delightful, but not in a positive way.

    Some of his statements are unintentional comedy gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gil4 View Post
    That list starts with Hawk Harrelson. No matter how goofy Bert gets, I always know it could be much, much worse.
    Rex Hudler is worse. I'd rather listen to the semi-competent homer that is Hawk Harrelson over the guy who makes Dan Gladden look like Albert Schweitzer.

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    Not a fan of Jack Morris as an announcer. His delivery is just so dry and monotone. With Tom Kelly we at least get some insight and quirky commentary to go with his drone.

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