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I am not sure I can tolerate another year of Hunter & Bordick

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1 hour ago, Ballmer Bruce said:

Every teams announcers are homers.  Some are entertaining homers......Bordick and Hunter are boring homers.

I still miss brother Lowenstein on the games.  

And of course were spoiled by Chuck and then Miller.

Chuck let the game "breath".  Now, and this applies to all telecast it seems as if they feel five seconds of dead air will lead to the end of the world.

 

 

Chuck and Brooks, doesn't get any better.

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Hunter is the worst broadcaster in all of sports. He is the absolute worst!

And Bordick is not far behind him. Dont get me started on how many times he says absolutely and the "Crusher."

 

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Bordick is good as an analyst and clearly knows the game, but he's too vanilla in his criticism.  Palmer is clearly more blunt.

That said, I'll share a story.  My Dad was in Toronto a few years back and caught the O's playing at Skydome or whatever it's now called.  Outside of the venue after the game, he ran into Bordick.  I don't recall the exact specifics of the conversation enough to quote it, but the general summary of it was that Bordick and any other analysts don't have the leeway to be as critical as Palmer is.  I guess being a HOFer and the greatest pitcher in franchise history has its privileges.

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43 minutes ago, bmore_heat said:

Hunter is the worst broadcaster in all of sports. He is the absolute worst!

And Bordick is not far behind him. Dont get me started on how many times he says absolutely and the "Crusher."

 

:)

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32 minutes ago, esmd said:

Bordick is good as an analyst and clearly knows the game, but he's too vanilla in his criticism.  Palmer is clearly more blunt.

That said, I'll share a story.  My Dad was in Toronto a few years back and caught the O's playing at Skydome or whatever it's now called.  Outside of the venue after the game, he ran into Bordick.  I don't recall the exact specifics of the conversation enough to quote it, but the general summary of it was that Bordick and any other analysts don't have the leeway to be as critical as Palmer is.  I guess being a HOFer and the greatest pitcher in franchise history has its privileges.

Interesting re: your dad's talk with Bordick.  

That being said, Bordick is awful.  He's so boring, compliments the Orioles ad nauseum, and is obsessed with baseball cliches.  And the Crusher? Please.  The Crusher stinks, call him by his real name.

That said, Bordick is a great guy.  I wish I liked him better as an announcer.

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Agreed, he gets too heavy into the schtick.  If he just stuck to speaking normally and analyzing, he'd do fine.  He does make a lot of good insights.

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12 hours ago, MDtransplant757 said:

Hunter’s Dad was the main TV voice for the Yankees. In a way, Hunter is the crappier, less successful version of Joe Buck. All hail the wonderful powers of nepotism. 

While it's true Hunter's Dad (who is also named Jim) was in the broadcast booth for Yankees games on WPIX, he was not there as  a Yankees announcer but rather as a member of the TV Production team.  He was the Assistant Director to Don Carney, the Producer/Director for Yankees games who worked outside the stadium in the production truck.  Carney was also the Director of Sports Programming for WPIX and among his many innovations he introduced Instant Replay to baseball broadcasts.  

Hunter, Jr. had a pretty respectable 15 year announcing career with CBS Radio Sports before joining the Orioles broadcast team in 1997.

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2 hours ago, bmore_heat said:

Hunter is the worst broadcaster in all of sports. He is the absolute worst!

And Bordick is not far behind him. Dont get me started on how many times he says absolutely and the "Crusher."

 

Try listening to the Nats guy or any other team announcer, they all suck and worse than our guys.

The Yankees guys probably the worse of the worse. :)

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37 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

Try listening to the Nats guy or any other team announcer, they all suck and worse than our guys.

The Yankees guys probably the worse of the worse. :)

Tigers Rod Allen is pretty good at least until Kirk Gibson took his job last year. 

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15 minutes ago, jabba72 said:

Tigers Rod Allen is pretty good at least until Kirk Gibson took his job last year. 

Ok, so, yes, they all dont really suck, but seriously, they are so many that do, its crazy.

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Look at it this way....we could still have Michael "See You Later!" Reghi.  Gag me with a spoon.

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4 hours ago, esmd said:

Agreed, he gets too heavy into the schtick.  If he just stuck to speaking normally and analyzing, he'd do fine.  He does make a lot of good insights.

If it wasn't for the schtick, I don't think I would mind Bordick as half as much.  I swear you could write a computer program that could recreate Bordick's game commentary.  

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I really don't have any problem with Hunter or Bordick. Sure, Bordick could be more entertaining, but I like his analysis. Personally, I've always liked having Ben McDonald in the booth and would like to see more of him. But Jon Miller was always my favorite. Really wished the O's had never chased him away.

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