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Not sure if anyone else caught this but in the 9th when it became obvious the Giants were not really going to give Trumbo a pitch to hit Palmer said, and I am paraphrasing here, " yeah, but they still have to throw a pitch to Schoop. An 0-1 count later, boom. Not the first time it seemed like Palmer could see into the future.

I just enjoy listening to his analysis during a game. He and Earl may have had their issues but Palmer obviously paid attention during games.

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Not sure if anyone else caught this but in the 9th when it became obvious the Giants were not really going to give Trumbo a pitch to hit Palmer said, and I am paraphrasing here, " yeah but they still have to throw a pitch to Schoop. An 0-1 count later, boom. Not the first time it seemed like Palmer could see into the future.

I just enjoy listening to his analysis during a game. He and Earl may have had their issues but Palmer obviously paid attention during games.

Palmer has been around baseball since the 50's. He knows how pitchers think and how pitchers work. He's no dummy, and with the wisdom he brings is why I love watching the O's. Gary Thorne is either on his game or he's off in LF somewhere with his buddies Jack Daniels, Jim Bean and Johnny Walker.

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Palmer has been around baseball since the 50's. He knows how pitchers think and how pitchers work. He's no dummy, and with the wisdom he brings is why I love watching the O's. Gary Thorne is either on his game or he's off in LF somewhere with his buddies Jack Daniels, Jim Bean and Johnny Walker.

Friday's call of Trumbo's home run was hilarious. My buddies and I were watching and had to rewind it. The ball was like 40 rows up in left field and after the ball had already landed he says ".....and goodbye home run!"

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He's a top notch baseball mind. What makes him genius is how he dumbs himself down to the viewers and can relate with the lay fan. We are very lucky to have him.

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I talked to Palmer after the game. I said"you mightve called it"...he said 'Might've"?

That's an even better story than the call itself. Best analyst in the game. Wish we could have him in the booth for every game.

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I love listening to Palmer, very intelligent guy. One thing I wonder, why is he not a pitching coach? He knows just about everything there is to know about pitching.

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Oooh, he's Kreskin!

Ahh, no.

He was just pointing out that they hadn't escaped imminent danger by simply pitching around Trumbo. Nothing about any crystal ball here. Funny how baseball fans in particular keep the mantra of superstition and black magic a part of their realm.

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Palmer is the best in the business. Dare I say better than Scully. And I love Scully. :)

I will always love Jon Miller and no disrespect to Palmer, but Miller will always be #1 man in my book.

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I will always love Jon Miller and no disrespect to Palmer, but Miller will always be #1 man in my book.

Miller is great, too. Great pipes.

The thing about Palmer is I love how analytical he is about the game itself. And he's not a homer. Will always appreciate that about him.

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Miller is great, too. Great pipes.

The thing about Palmer is I love how analytical he is about the game itself. And he's not a homer. Will always appreciate that about him.

Miller's ability to mimic other announcers, like Scully, Uecker & Carey was very entertaining during long rain delays, back in the day, when they didn't break away to other programming.

Miller and Angel made the perfect duo in the booth.

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I will always love Jon Miller and no disrespect to Palmer, but Miller will always be #1 man in my book.

Miller is the best for play by play. Palmer is the best secondary/analytical guy. Win win.

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Miller is great, too. Great pipes.

The thing about Palmer is I love how analytical he is about the game itself. And he's not a homer. Will always appreciate that about him.

It's funny because I agree 100% that he's not a homer, but I'm also entirely convinced that he still loves the Orioles. But unlike some of us, he can turn off his personal feelings for the team and truly call it like he sees it. The games are much more enjoyable when 22 is in the booth.

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Miller's ability to mimic other announcers, like Scully, Uecker & Carey was very entertaining during long rain delays, back in the day, when they didn't break away to other programming.

Miller and Angel made the perfect duo in the booth.

Agreed.

That said, I might be in the minority here...but I like Angel just as much as I did Miller. :ducks:

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