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  • riker7
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    I enjoyed the Braves' broadcast team in the early to mid-90's. I delivered pizzas and preferred any sports to music. Listened to Alabama football and basketball. I listened to a lot of Tennessee and Georgia broadcasts when living in those states. Larry Munson was entertaining. I was listening to the UGA-UT game when he made the hobnail boot comment. I swear Tennessee's broadcast team was wasted by half time.

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  • theBHMAguy
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    Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post

    Have to agree with you on the salary cap thing, that definitely makes sense. I think demographics are probably a factor in it too if I had to guess, but the trend seems to extend back as far as anyone can tell.

    Either way, in my world the tier list for sports has always been:

    1.) College football/NFL
    2-8.) ehhhh…
    9.) College basketball I guess?
    10.) Everything else
    I flipped on the TV the other night and FoxSports was showing the 1994 Brickyard (first race). My oh my what it was like to hear Bob Jenkins again. If you are a race fan, he may have been your Vin Scully. I kept the race on the in the background just to hear him.

    Being a Reds fan, it's rough listening to the guys we've had, even when we've been good in recent years.

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  • tOSUfanboi2
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    Originally posted by ivegostdacityblues View Post


    Eh, St Louis, and Chicago are pretty big baseball cities. Part of what hurts it in the mid west I think is the lack of a salary cap. Other pro sports don’t have such a disparity and spend and costal city teams tend to have more money.
    Have to agree with you on the salary cap thing, that definitely makes sense. I think demographics are probably a factor in it too if I had to guess, but the trend seems to extend back as far as anyone can tell.

    Either way, in my world the tier list for sports has always been:

    1.) College football/NFL
    2-8.) ehhhh…
    9.) College basketball I guess?
    10.) Everything else

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  • ivegostdacityblues
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    Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post

    Not that far really, I’ve always lived in close proximity to them. Baseball just seems to be bigger on the coasts.

    Eh, St Louis, and Chicago are pretty big baseball cities. Part of what hurts it in the mid west I think is the lack of a salary cap. Other pro sports don’t have such a disparity and spend and costal city teams tend to have more money.

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  • CheaterMichael
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    Originally posted by daCat View Post

    Next time you go to Chicago, go to Cubby Bears bar and announce to the crowd that Harry Carey was an asshole.


    I'll send flowers.


    Seriously though, it's the same with all sports. Ask any Ky fan about Cawood Ledford. You get comfortable watching the games with friends, and a good announcer creates that familiarity.

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  • daCat
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    Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post

    Not that far really, I’ve always lived in close proximity to them. Baseball just seems to be bigger on the coasts.
    Next time you go to Chicago, go to Cubby Bears bar and announce to the crowd that Harry Carey was an asshole.


    I'll send flowers.


    Seriously though, it's the same with all sports. Ask any Ky fan about Cawood Ledford. You get comfortable watching the games with friends, and a good announcer creates that familiarity.

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  • tOSUfanboi2
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    Originally posted by ivegostdacityblues View Post


    How far(ish) are you away from a MLB city? That could be a factor. I keep up with the Phillies but barely watch anymore (will more if it’s late and they’re still in the playoff race).
    Not that far really, I’ve always lived in close proximity to them. Baseball just seems to be bigger on the coasts.

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  • CheaterMichael
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    Originally posted by ivegostdacityblues View Post


    It’s a voice that’s in your home and all of your neighbors home for basically half the evenings of the year. Regular season baseball is background TV, but the announcers voice is constant. That’s the best description I have. When Harry Kalas died years ago I was crushed. I associated that man with summer evenings growing up all the way through being a young adult. Worldo I assume is the same with Scully.
    I can hear Skip Caray’s call verbatim of 1992 nlcs or World Series clinch in 1995 like I can the kick 6.

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  • ivegostdacityblues
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    Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post

    Must be regional, no one around here really fucks with baseball anymore.

    How far(ish) are you away from a MLB city? That could be a factor. I keep up with the Phillies but barely watch anymore (will more if it’s late and they’re still in the playoff race).

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  • tOSUfanboi2
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    Originally posted by ivegostdacityblues View Post


    It’s a voice that’s in your home and all of your neighbors home for basically half the evenings of the year. Regular season baseball is background TV, about the announcers voice is constant. That’s the best description I have. When Harry Kalas died years ago I was crushed. I associated that man with summer evenings growing up all the way through being a young adult. Worldo I assume is the same with Scully.
    Must be regional, no one around here really fucks with baseball anymore.

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  • ivegostdacityblues
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    Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post
    Baseball fans are weird with their fascination with announcers.

    It’s a voice that’s in your home and all of your neighbors home for basically half the evenings of the year. Regular season baseball is background TV, but the announcers voice is constant. That’s the best description I have. When Harry Kalas died years ago I was crushed. I associated that man with summer evenings growing up all the way through being a young adult. Worldo I assume is the same with Scully.
    Last edited by ivegostdacityblues; 08-03-2022, 05:09 PM.

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  • tOSUfanboi2
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    Baseball fans are weird with their fascination with announcers.

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  • CheaterMichael
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    Scully calling Hank’s 715 with Craig Sager waiting to interview him a home plate. All gone.

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  • riker7
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    Originally posted by Pollaski View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4nwMDZYXTI

    So many sportscasters would try to make some quip to try and make the call legendary. Scully just shuts up for a minute, because he knew enough to just let it soak in.
    That was back when I still watched baseball. I pulled for the A's and wanted to be like Jose Canseco but my parents wouldn't buy me steroids.

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  • FuqMizzou
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    Ugh, why couldn't it be Joe Buck?

    RIP

    Sent from my SM-S901U using Tapatalk

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