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    Roy Smalley?? when he is on t.v.

    Can anyone else understand him when he does games with bremer? i find myself not being able to enjoy the game with his mumbling or whatever it is. Hurry back bert!

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    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
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    You mean Coomer?
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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    It's TK that mumbles for a 3 at bats before "Richard" can get in a word. Coomer and smalley do just fine, can understand them clearly.

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    Bert is back this weekend.

    When Bert retires from the booth hopefully they don't hire Smalley or Coomer to be the analyst.

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    Coomer gushed emphatically today that from a position player standpoint the Twins are every bit as good as the White Sox, Tigers and Indians, great analysis. God help us if TR shares that ridiculous notion

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    Coomer gushed emphatically today that from a position player standpoint the Twins are every bit as good as the White Sox, Tigers and Indians, great analysis. God help us if TR shares that ridiculous notion
    I don't find that too far off. He's being a homer, but the Twins aren't that bad. They've been middle of the pack offensively for a few months now. The starting pitching is what is costing this team games.

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    Of the three "guest analysts," I agree that TK has the poorest enunciation. And it may just be a volume issue, as he speaks fairly softly, I think. I don't think I've ever had a problem understanding the words the other two are saying.

    As long as it's been mentioned here, too, I've said it elsewhere, but I think Smalley is fantastic in the booth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    I don't find that too far off. He's being a homer, but the Twins aren't that bad. They've been middle of the pack offensively for a few months now. The starting pitching is what is costing this team games.
    Clearly I'm not going to defend the pitching but you did see how this team played in the field this week didn't you? Who's bottom 3rd of the order does the one we trotted out this week replace?

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    Smalley can't think of what to say at times, I'm not sure if he gets nervous or just can't formulate in his head what he wants to say, I'm not sure he mumbles though. In small doses, when you can tell he is excited to be talking about something and not just spewing cliches Smalley can be alright.

    For those complaining about TK, I hope you're joking. I would agree if you think he speaks softer and more flowing than the other guys, but it isn't as if he is hard to understand at all. While I think he tows the company line a bit much his last appearance or two (concrete settling, really?), he is the only guy that has offered anything fresh or interesting to say up there. He is critical of player performance when warranted, and praises it when deserved as well. He actually offers some insight on what a player did or should have done, he talks about "behind the scene" stuff like timing a pitcher's delivery, etc.

    It gets tiring to listen to the bias that is usually up in the booth, and the endless cliches.

    Bert has another 4 seasons of 100 games after this one so expect more of Coom-Dawg, Smalley, and (for me anyway) the much more fun TK.

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    Too much Coomer, not enough TK.

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