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  • #91
    Easy. Harry Caray. Loved him.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by 3and2Fastball View Post
      I know he's not an "announcer" but Brian Kenny on the MLB Network is "must see TV" for me. Love how he brings sabermetrics and common sense into the conversation
      He always comes off as bitter and snarky. Of all the new SABR pumping pundits, he's the 'arrogant numbers guy' that I generally do not like -- at all. My favorite announcer of all-time is Ernie Harwell. Grew up outside Detroit and spent a lot of my childhood listening to him talk baseball.

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      • #93
        Anybody catch that bio of Harry Carey recently on MLB Network?

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        • #94
          Marty Breneman is terrible. He never tells u what is going on, and when he does, he is pissed off about it. It's like nothing matches the 75/76 team so why bother...

          he also seems to read a ton of ads.

          My favorite is the Padres radio guy. I belive his name is Ted Leightner

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          • #95
            I love Steve Busby. I feel that he does a great job in calling Rangers games. Then again, I grew up watching him and Jim Sundberg, so maybe I'm a little biased.

            Speaking of the Rangers, I loved Mark Holtz, and thought that his "Hello win column!" victory cry was underrated.

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Sabo-metrics View Post
              Marty Breneman is terrible. He never tells u what is going on, and when he does, he is pissed off about it. It's like nothing matches the 75/76 team so why bother...

              he also seems to read a ton of ads.

              My favorite is the Padres radio guy. I belive his name is Ted Leightner
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              • #97
                Anyone remember Al Helfer? Did the game of the day for Mutual, some world series, Dodgers and others...

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                • #98
                  I fondly remember Earl Gillespie and Blaine Walsh doing the Milwaukee Braves radio when I was a boy. He's forgotten now, but Gillespie was a fine, old-school announcer in the 50s and 60s.
                  They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by JMF View Post
                    He always comes off as bitter and snarky. Of all the new SABR pumping pundits, he's the 'arrogant numbers guy' that I generally do not like -- at all. My favorite announcer of all-time is Ernie Harwell. Grew up outside Detroit and spent a lot of my childhood listening to him talk baseball.
                    I agree on both counts. And to tie both your points together: Harwell's heir to Detroit's airwaves, Dan Dickerson does a marvelous job of integrating saber stats into his broadcasts without sounding like a snarky know-it-all the way Brian Kenny does. DD will explain a new stat, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, what new light it may shed on old assumptions -- and do it in a way that doesn't alienate his listeners, or try make them feel like they're stupid.


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                    • Garagiola and Kubek. Loved them. Harry Caray. Ditto.

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                      • In all the talk about Joe Garagiola as a broadcaster--and he obviously was a great one--I remember him doing "The Baseball World of Joe Garagiola" and just doing a lot of funny and sweet programs.

                        I probably mentioned it before, but Pat Hughes of the Cubs has done some terrific tributes to broadcasters. It's really interesting to hear the differences--I grew up with Vin, and the first time I heard Harry, I thought someone or something from outer space had invaded the booth! But of course he was great to listen to as well.

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