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#1 Vanimal46

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:07 PM



So with Seth confirming Morneau calling 60 games this year, how do the rest of the games break down?

Morneau - 60
Bert - 20?
Smalley - 25?

Will Torii Hunter be back? Who else am I missing?
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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:13 PM

Hopefully Jim Kaat will get 10 - 15 games as well.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:18 PM

Jack Morris and Latroy Hawkins have done games in the past also.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:34 PM

 



So with Seth confirming Morneau calling 60 games this year, how do the rest of the games break down?

Morneau - 60
Bert - 20?
Smalley - 25?

Will Torii Hunter be back? Who else am I missing?

Hawkins

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 07:27 PM

I enjoy the variety.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 07:35 PM

Time for Bremer to go away too... 

 

Morneau is great. Maybe they can move Cory Provus from the radio booth over.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 07:49 PM

Never liked Morneau. He shows almost zero emotions.
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Posted 24 January 2020 - 08:10 PM

Good to hear Morneau is getting more games. Now we need Marney for play by play during the season. Dick needs a break too
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Posted 24 January 2020 - 08:15 PM

Time for Bremer to go away too...

Morneau is great. Maybe they can move Cory Provus from the radio booth over.

I don’t hate Bremer like so many others here but would MUCH rather have Provus.
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Posted 24 January 2020 - 08:23 PM

 

I don’t hate Bremer like so many others here but would MUCH rather have Provus.

Eh, keep 'em doing what they're good at. I want Provus on radio.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 08:57 PM

Eh, keep 'em doing what they're good at. I want Provus on radio.

I don’t think there’s a big split in baseball when it comes to radio and television. It’s such a slow game that with minor adjustments, the two are nearly interchangeable.
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Posted 24 January 2020 - 09:41 PM

I think Gladden should do the other 100. Mainly because I don’t have FSN, so I listen to the radio, and that would give me Provus and Atteberry. 

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:07 PM

 

I don’t think there’s a big split in baseball when it comes to radio and television. It’s such a slow game that with minor adjustments, the two are nearly interchangeable.

I disagree.

 

Compared to other sports, yes.

 

But it's still a very different medium and the pacing is essential on radio. It's a craft. TV is...less craft, more narration.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 12:23 AM

 

I disagree.

 

Compared to other sports, yes.

 

But it's still a very different medium and the pacing is essential on radio. It's a craft. TV is...less craft, more narration.

I disagree that they are such different mediums in the specific sense of baseball.

Well, maybe to be more accurate, I think radio is harder because more descriptors are necessary to convey a slow, yet specific, game. 

But sliding from radio to television is something that could easily be done by a quality radio announcer, which Provus very much is.


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 05:34 AM

At the winter caravan stop in Red Wing at Treasure Island, Bert communication clearly that his redeuced TV schedule was not his idea.I enjoy Bert and Dick, but also enjoy seeing a different face from time to time.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 06:49 AM

 

Time for Bremer to go away too... 

 

Morneau is great. Maybe they can move Cory Provus from the radio booth over.

Agree with the Cory Provus part but not Morneau. Great person and player but terrible announcer. Tries to do too much...and boring...needs a lot of work from the producers.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 07:45 AM

 

I disagree.

 

Compared to other sports, yes.

 

But it's still a very different medium and the pacing is essential on radio. It's a craft. TV is...less craft, more narration.

Agree 100%. Good analysis!

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 08:36 AM

 

At the winter caravan stop in Red Wing at Treasure Island, Bert communication clearly that his redeuced TV schedule was not his idea.I enjoy Bert and Dick, but also enjoy seeing a different face from time to time.

I've gotten the sense from Bert's commentary in recent years that he does not much care for the direction the game is headed. I would be happy if Bert was completely eliminated from the broadcast booth; give me people who are excited about the game I am watching, not telling me why the quality has dropped from decades ago.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 08:46 AM

Bert doesn't prepare.It's easy to see.I'm O.K. with Morneau, probably because I was a fan of him "the Player."He does need to improve and I think he probably will.Love Provus.I also like Smalley.I kinda like the variety as well.It's fun to hear from Hawkins, Morris, Hunter as well.I kinda wonder when Joe Mauer will squeeze into the mix down the road.Although, color commentary from Justin and Joe at the same time could make you feel like you're at a golf tournament instead of a baseball game.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 08:50 AM

 

Never liked Morneau. He shows almost zero emotions.

I don't dislike Morneau, but I understand where you're coming from. He's a cool guy, would be a great next door neighbor, and is a Twins legend. But he's about as vanilla as they come when it comes to color guys. I'm sure he'll improve.

 

Frankly I think Smalley and Kaat are both fantastic. Kitty realistically isn't going to do a ton of ballgames, I'd like to see Roy become the full-time guy. I do like Bert as well, and I do like both Hawkins and Hunter too.

 

Morris is more-or-less the full-time color man in Detroit now, which to me seems kinda weird, like there's a conflict of interest when he's doing Twins games.

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