Posted 23 July 2020 - 09:02 PM
I am an absolute homer and will never apologize for being such. I absolutely delight in hearing former Twins in the booth, each and every one because they all bring something different. But I absolutely have opinions and preferences.
I really enjoy Bert, for the most part. I feel pretty much everything he says is smart and sound, but I do think it's a bit like a record that's had a needle run through one too many times. What fascinates me...and I really enjoy...is when there is a 3rd person in the booth. Bert seems to come alive and shift gears and I really enjoy that.
Smalley is very smart. I enjoy what he says and brings. But he just needs to say it and stop talking over himself.
I really like Morneau a lot, but he just needs to have a little more fun, change his pitch a little, not be afraid to be a little more entertaining.
Love Hawk and Hunter both, but they are the opposite of Smalley and Justin, IMO. I love their fun, but reign it in a bit here and there and talk the game with a little less humor.
Been a while now, but really enjoyed Thome in the booth. I just thought he bad a nice blend of fun and professionalism both.
On the radio side, with no apologies, I love Gladden. I was worried initially when Gordon retired....circumstances have made me a radio guy for most of my life until the internet brought game streaming...but he and Corey work very well together. (Sorry, but a moment of silence for Herb who was the ABSOLUTE BEST)! But Dan just isn't a play by play guy. I'll listen, of course, but Chris or SOMEBODY just needs to carry those middle innings and let Gladden do what he does best.
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"Nice catch Hayes...don't ever f*****g do it again."