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#21 bighat

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 08:55 AM

 

 

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

I don't hate Bremer either - in fact, I will step up and say I like him. He's very well informed, knows a ton about the game, and that's not just limited to Twins players. I also have to admit I respect his geography knowledge "Happy 75th birthday to Myrna from Grover, Minnesota. Grover, now that's just about 68 miles straight west of Bemidji, just south of Haynesville, if memory serves, right? They've got a top notch bait shop there in Grover right off County Road 15. Once again happy birthday Myrna".

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 09:17 AM

 

I don't hate Bremer either - in fact, I will step up and say I like him. He's very well informed, knows a ton about the game, and that's not just limited to Twins players. I also have to admit I respect his geography knowledge "Happy 75th birthday to Myrna from Grover, Minnesota. Grover, now that's just about 68 miles straight west of Bemidji, just south of Haynesville, if memory serves, right? They've got a top notch bait shop there in Grover right off County Road 15. Once again happy birthday Myrna".

He's a middle of the road, classic baseball announcer. Some are irritated by that, I just shrug it off. I don't find it interesting but it doesn't drive me up the wall, either.

 

Bert bothered me a lot more because not only was he stuck in the 1970s version of the game, he was openly resistant to anything that happened to the game after 1990 or so.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 09:37 AM

 

He's a middle of the road, classic baseball announcer. Some are irritated by that, I just shrug it off. I don't find it interesting but it doesn't drive me up the wall, either.

 

Bert bothered me a lot more because not only was he stuck in the 1970s version of the game, he was openly resistant to anything that happened to the game after 1990 or so.

To me, Bert doesn't even want to talk about the live game. Mostly just repeat tired jokes and talk about himself.

 

He's surprisingly okay on national games on Fox, where he tones it down and talks baseball.

 

But it's been clear to me, for years, that he's just phoning it in on Twins games.

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:51 PM

 

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.

 

What a shock to hear Blyleven is grinding an axe in public.

 

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:04 PM

Bring on A.J.!!!!
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#26 Seth Stohs

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:08 PM

 

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.

 

I know this isn't all in response to you, it's in response to many of the above, but I'll start with yours.

 

1.) Absolutely it is not Bert's idea, but FSN gave him opportunities to try to improve. Pretty sure he's not interested.

 

2.) Morneau is fantastic. He has to walk a line since he's also part of the Baseball Operations group, and he takes that seriously. But he does provide really strong analysis. And he's got stories too, recent-past stories.

 

3.) I know most disagree, but I think Bremer is really, really good. He knows the history of this team as well as anyone, maybe even including Reusse. He knows the game well. He's obviously got the voice. But I think that he so often just let's the analyst shine. He will ask a question he obviously knows the answer to so that the analyst can analyze or tell a story, etc. He also knows that, like many reading this forum, some want the analytics, and some have zero interest in analytics. Most enjoy history and stories. He knows the new game while still respecting the game that's been played for over a century, and he respects the thoughts of those who played the game that he works with.He knows that he can't please 100% of fans 100% of the time. 

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:01 PM

Listening to baseball games on the radio is special. You hear the pop of the glove or the crack of the bat and have an idea of the excitement and then they fill in the gaps. Listened to many games on the radio as a kid
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Posted 27 January 2020 - 05:56 AM

Bremer isn't terrible , but Burt is horrible. He loves to talk about himself and continues to babble about how pitchers are weak now.

I would like to hear more Hunter who seems genuinely excited to be announcing and likes the Twins.

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 07:44 AM

I'm hoping they use Kaat as much as he is willing to do. He is a treasure. 

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:44 AM

I would not mind having more Marney Gellner time in the booth.

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:47 AM

 

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.

Morneau has gotten way better than he was at first. Way better.Hawkins and he provide great modern day baseball perspectives.I think it's good to mix in their voices with some occasional Bert and Jack.  

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:52 AM

Like that they are giving Morneau more games. Gives a more recently retired player perspective. I'd like to see him get more, but I also like the variety.

 

I honestly could see less of Morris. And a lesser extent Blyleven.

 

I'd like to see if Cuddyer would make a decent broadcaster as well.

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:06 AM

Morneau is our favorite, so the wife and I are glad he is getting more air time.We both dislike Hawkins, he just seems so clueless in the booth.We both like Dick and basically it is spot on with what Seth said.The idea of moving provus to announcer on TV would be a neat idea.We love hearing Gladden on the radio when we drive up to the cabin or sitting at the cabin.We always joke that Galdden is in a hawaiian shirt and shorts, drinking beer and just calling the game.  

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:43 AM

Bremer has gotten a tad stale in my opinion, but I think he’d be hard to replace if they are going with the young analysts as well. His decades long relationship with the club provides references and anecdotes that would be missed. I could be in the minority but I’d miss call backs to Jim Perry or Greg Gagne or Larry Hisle. I think those would go away or at least feel inorganic if we only have TV guys who’ve been with the club this century.

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:00 AM

I like the variety. But if you're going to have that much variety you need a stabilizing force and that's Bremer. 

 

Morneau very much feels like he's been learning on the job and we've all been watching his growth/struggles. I think the criticisms of him are fair, but how many games has he actually done before this year? 30? I think giving him twice as many games this year as he's done to this point is leadership saying, ok, here it is Justin, let's see what you've learned. 

 

Most of the rest of them, even the ones I dislike, are just fine in small doses. I feel like if Jim Kaat did 140 games a year he'd seem like Bert to us. Conversely, if Bert just did 10 games a year, we'd like his shtick a lot more. 

 

I'm good if let's say Bert does 20 games, that leaves about half the games left and I'd be fine with a relatively even split between Torii, LaTroy, and Smalley, with a dash of Kaat and Morris when we are in "their cities"

 

Edited to add: Maybe a few series with Perkins also

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:22 PM

Put Hrbek in the booth, but feed him constant servings of beer. I have a feeling by the 4th/5th inning things would get very interesting.

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#37 amjgt

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:40 PM

 

Put Hrbek in the booth, but feed him constant servings of beer. I have a feeling by the 4th/5th inning things would get very interesting.

 

Based on the Winter Meltdown, I'd much rather have Plouffe in the booth than Hrbek

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 01:40 PM

I was surprised when Morneau first showed up next to Dick, and like others here, have enjoyed watching home grow up off the field. He was so stiffed backed with his suit on while first on the set after games. I have to say that I do miss the voices of Dick and Bert doing the games, but have really enjoyed the different voices they have brought next to Dick. My favorite being Smalley. I like the history Roy brings to the game, and his focus on the whole game - fielding, hitting and pitching, where Bert is sorely lacking.

I'm older, and have been watching the Twins for ages.

When I was a kid my dad was invited to lunch before the game at the old Met.
Halsey Hall gave a little talk after they served chicken. After eating, some kids were needed to go on to the field to have a drink of milk with Halsey, the Dairy Princess, and YOU guessed it - Bert. We walked through the tunnels of the Met and onto the circle around home plate. It was bat day and the sound of all those bats was deafening.

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 02:37 PM

 

Based on the Winter Meltdown, I'd much rather have Plouffe in the booth than Hrbek

 

This. Trevor's trying to get a foot in the media door doing work with Stadium, and he's been pretty good. The Winter Meltdown built on that. He might be a good combo of Morneau analysis and Blyleven personality.


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 02:47 PM

 

I was surprised when Morneau first showed up next to Dick, and like others here, have enjoyed watching home grow up off the field. He was so stiffed backed with his suit on while first on the set after games. I have to say that I do miss the voices of Dick and Bert doing the games, but have really enjoyed the different voices they have brought next to Dick. My favorite being Smalley. I like the history Roy brings to the game, and his focus on the whole game - fielding, hitting and pitching, where Bert is sorely lacking.

I'm older, and have been watching the Twins for ages.

When I was a kid my dad was invited to lunch before the game at the old Met.
Halsey Hall gave a little talk after they served chicken. After eating, some kids were needed to go on to the field to have a drink of milk with Halsey, the Dairy Princess, and YOU guessed it - Bert. We walked through the tunnels of the Met and onto the circle around home plate. It was bat day and the sound of all those bats was deafening.

Smalley would be better if he would know when to shut up. He rambles on, and on, and on...about a play that happened 2 batters ago and then catches up. I think thats something fans my Dad's age (60s) like. I would love for Smalley to be gone personally 

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