They pay absolutely no attention to game going on below them.Every dadgum inning they’ve got spend with a guy who is not in the game gabbing about everything but what is actually going on in the game. I hate it when the Cards are on Sunday night baseball.
I believe that is true. I hate three on the call. That is the worst.
We get that in Omaha. Terrible.
The best broadcast team ever was Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reece IMHO. They introduced me to MLB. Great memories. My best friend got to know Pee Wee in Louisville. He had great baseball stories.
Pee Wee and Dizzy were great.
Listening to Vin Scully was incredible. He was my favorite baseball announcer. His delivery was as smooth as silk.
I have great memories of Curt Gowdy and Tony Kubek.
Back when Harry Caray actually called baseball games (for the Cardinals) it was awfully hard to beat Harry and Jack Buck.
Yep I have a few memories of Dizzy Dean, but I think they are more of the beer commercial than broadcasting variety. He was certainly a colorful and much quoted character. I cut my teeth on Harry and Jack’s Cardinal radio broadcasts and Curt and Tony’s game of the week on TV. Curt was a pro and Tony was very knowledgeable, but
tended to drone on about " that Yankee ballclub".
I would take any of them over these Sunday night gabfests.
If I remember correctly, I seem to recall Jack Buck and Joe Garagiola as a team as well and they were both knowledgable and entertaining…
Those were the good ole days! I miss that in all sports but especially base ball.
I think Garagiola replaced Kubek in the booth with Gowdy.
I once loved watching the NBA and NFL when it was about merit and mano a mano, now too much cultural pc crap is preached at us. Change or go broke and go away.
I also enjoyed Harry’s son Skip with the Braves.
That was a great broadcast crew the Braves had in those days. Skip left us way too early.
We attended a few Brave’s games in the early 2000’s. Since we advertised Little Debbies on TBS I could get great seats behind home almost anytime. One game there were two very pretty, fancy women sitting across from us. Between innings Sutton would lean out the broadcast booth and flirt. Every inning. It was hilarious. He was a mess.
Jack Buck was one of the best.
I think Jack Buck was THE best. I never heard Vin Scully much. When I did, it was poetry … but heard Buck far more and prefer his broadcasts.
The best thing about Jack, is that he never lost focus on THE GAME. He also was great at framing the epic moments. Go crazy folks!
And he always kept the listener aware of the game status, pitch count, etc.
Growing up in El Paso (I was born in Fort Smith, but we moved to EP when I was very young due to Dad’s job at White Sands Missile Range), I had no direct exposure to the Cardinals. Baseball, to me, was the “Game of the Week” on (I think) CBS TV (might have been NBC) in the early 1960’s…Dizzy and Pee Wee were on the call, and although I wouldn’t characterize them as “the best” in technical terms, they certainly were memorable. I remember that between innings they would do live commercials for Falstaff beer (among other sponsors).
Dizzy tore up proper English. He said once “let the English teachers teach English, I’ll just teach baseball”. My favorite was “he slud into second”. One of a kind.