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  • SABR Matt
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    I think I remember that one...

    He says these things that are completely and totally obvious and he sounds like he really truly believes he's made a stunning breakthrough in baseball commentary! You gotta love this guy...even if he is a *******.

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  • Rennie Stennett
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    The bases are loaded and there is zero outs. Now, who is in trouble here ? Well, the pitcher is in trouble.

    If that ball would have gone over the wall, it would have been a home run.

    - Ron Fairly

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  • Zito75
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    Heck yeah! We can make it fun and just post the quotes as they come. We can start by posting the good ones we've already seen.

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  • johnny
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    Originally posted by Zito75
    Let's go ahead and do a whole thread- And we can build on it this season! Yeah baby!
    Great. Maybe something casual on the Mariner thread line? Then as they come we post?

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  • Zito75
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    Let's go ahead and do a whole thread- And we can build on it this season! Yeah baby!

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  • SABR Matt
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    beautiful quotes guys...keep 'em coming.

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  • johnny
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    Originally posted by Zito75
    Those are hilarious. I was just laughing away at the Bruce Sutter one. How would you know if someone faked a bluff?

    Here's one more for you guys:

    "In order to win, you must score more runs than your opponent."
    ~Ron Fairly

    Do you think we should start a Ron Fairly Thread. This might have some possibilities here...

    "In all the years I played, he (Stan Williams) was the only guy who ever scared me and he was on my team."

    "That's another example of the lack of the speed the Giants have - or don't have." (1988)

    "The Giants are looking for a trade but I don't think Atlanta wants to depart with a quality player."
    Last edited by johnny; 02-23-2006, 01:36 PM.

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  • Zito75
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    Originally posted by johnny
    Here are some other ones I just pulled off of the net.

    Bruce Sutter has been around for a while and he's pretty old. He's thirty-five years old, that will give you some idea of how old he is.
    Ron Fairly

    He fakes a bluff.
    Ron Fairly

    If I had to name the number one asset you could have for any sport I'd say speed. In baseball, all a guy with speed has to do is make contact.
    Ron Fairly

    Last night I neglected to mention something that bears repeating.
    Ron Fairly
    :radio

    Those are hilarious. I was just laughing away at the Bruce Sutter one. How would you know if someone faked a bluff?

    Here's one more for you guys:

    "In order to win, you must score more runs than your opponent."
    ~Ron Fairly

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  • johnny
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    Originally posted by Zito75
    I'm telling you all, Fairly is the worst announcer ever.

    Here's a few of his best quotes of Ron Fairly:

    "When you win a game, the stats are good. When you lose a game, the stats are bad."

    "If Ichiro could bat right handed, he'd be a pretty good switch hitter."

    "When a pitcher gives up a homer, that means he made a mistake."

    Here are some other ones I just pulled off of the net.

    Bruce Sutter has been around for a while and he's pretty old. He's thirty-five years old, that will give you some idea of how old he is.
    Ron Fairly

    He fakes a bluff.
    Ron Fairly

    If I had to name the number one asset you could have for any sport I'd say speed. In baseball, all a guy with speed has to do is make contact.
    Ron Fairly

    Last night I neglected to mention something that bears repeating.
    Ron Fairly
    :radio

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  • Captain Cold Nose
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    There were several great candidates this year, and Elston is well-deserving.
    That being said, I doubt Neihaus would have to wait much longer. He's earned his reputation. I haven't heard too much from him, but he's excellent to these unbiased ears.

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  • johnny
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    Originally posted by Zito75
    I'm telling you all, Fairly is the worst announcer ever.

    Here's a few of his best quotes:

    "When you win a game, the stats are good. When you lose a game, the stats are bad."

    "If Ichiro could bat right handed, he'd be a pretty good switch hitter."

    "When a pitcher gives up a homer, that means he made a mistake."
    Man I agree, and fought it for years both when he was in Northern Cali and then when he followed me up to Seattle. So I have logged in some serious Fairly time here and It's just over time he becomes like the crazy-lovable uncle at the family reunion. You just kind of put up with it but somehow it becomes sooo bad it is kind of fun in a perverse sort of way.

    PS: I do love the Ichiro comment. And Fairly can deliver these type of lines of stating the obvious as if he is revealing some hidden truth to the unwashed masses.
    Last edited by johnny; 02-23-2006, 01:01 PM.

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  • SABR Matt
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    LOL...

    I'm not gonna argue. His line-up calls in which he mispronounces half the names on his own team are just ghastly.

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  • Zito75
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    I'm telling you all, Fairly is the worst announcer ever.

    Here's a few of his best quotes:

    "When you win a game, the stats are good. When you lose a game, the stats are bad."

    "If Ichiro could bat right handed, he'd be a pretty good switch hitter."

    "When a pitcher gives up a homer, that means he made a mistake."
    Last edited by Zito75; 02-23-2006, 11:29 AM.

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  • SABR Matt
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    Forget that Fairly guy...the way he reads line-ups off is just PAINFUL...

    Anyway, I like most of the Mariner announcers...including the exciteable Rick Rizzs, Dave Valle, and Dave Hendu...but really...Neihaus is still the main reason to listen to games...even if he is a little slow these days.

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  • johnny
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    Originally posted by Zito75
    I agree with you... It's a shame that Dave is stuck working with Ron Fairly. I hope they don't hold that against him getting the award!
    When I left Northern California in 1992 one of the happy thoughts were I'll never have to listen to Ron Fairly state the obvious for 9 innings again. Damn, what happens the Red-head gets canned from the Giants and ends up in the Puget Sound. :grouchy

    Oh well, either I am aging gracefully or he is getting better. But Fairly has kind of grew on me over time. I even like it when he say's things like 'Strikes, why yes Lou likes it when his pitchers throw strikes'

    But Dave certainly is an institution here.

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