I come to bury Hunter, not praise him. He was always awful. A well-informed baseball fan is not interested in hearing from a guy who sounds like a Top-40 DJ or a car salesman trying put me in a car. HIs praise of utility infielders alone was vomit-inducing. One of Angelos's original sins was driving away Jon Miller - a radio superstar - and replacing him with..........Hunter. The minor league correspondent of this website - i believe it was Mr. Hoffman? - during the period around 1998-1999 -used to drive between Bowie, Frederick, maybe Delmarva and Aberdeen during those summer baseball seasons. He described his pain at having to listen to the fool Hunter instead of Miller. I know how he felt. You never got the feeling from Miller that your intelligence was being insulted the way Hunter operated. Good riddance.
Yeah, no. Paul, YOU'RE better than that. It's very different because in your female boss scenario, you're making a comparison based on a female having a position of power and influence on day to day work responsibilities. Comparing someone I'd hypothetically have to answer to (and not that I should have to justify it or that you even care, but my favorite boss ever was female) and have to work with in order to make a living wage isn't even remotely in the same stratosphere as a preference on who'd I'd like to call a baseball game on the radio while I'm driving home from work. That's not a valid comparison. Slightly less poor is your comparison about having a "black manager" who was bad and therefore sticking to white managers.
Never said women couldn't be broadcasters. Never said women shouldn't be broadcasters. In fact I'm pretty sure that I said that the new broadcaster has to know her stuff in order to get where she is. But that doesn't keep both of you from making leaps in conclusions and putting words in my mouth and telling me what I need to get "accustomed to," because it doesn't jive with your social agendas. In regards to being open minded, of course I'm going to listen. It's not like I'm going to boycott the games if she's in the booth. C'mon.
Guys, I'm not apologizing for a personal preference and what I'd like to listen to. It's as simple as that.
I don’t agree with Moose’s position, but I understand his point. I’m sure it’s not going to affect how often he watches or listens to games, and hopefully she will do a good job and those who don’t think they’ll like listening to her will find out that they do in fact like her.
I agree that Herrera has the most offensive upside of the group. I always thought they signed him to compete at 3B, but it sounds like maybe he's more of a 2B. Either way, there are some questions about both Alberto and Ruiz, so he helps protect those areas a bit.
Hi all. With the Mods help I'd like to have this thread closed, since this thread's purpose was to take an early off-season look at some of the top prospects.
Now that the seasons have gotten underway, we should look to shift the chat to this one instead: