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12 hours ago, Moshagge3 said:

What's up with the sarcasm? I don't go to every home game; maybe she was just having an off day. Maybe the previous guy would have missed it, too. But you would want the MASN broadcast to tell you that there was a pinch runner and the Orioles' best hitter was out of the game, why shouldn't the people who paid money to be there be just as informed?

Maybe I think you are demanding too much of her, and being overly critical.

BTW, I thought she was the PA announcer and not the MASN broadcast person. 

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3 hours ago, Redskins Rick said:

Maybe I think you are demanding too much of her, and being overly critical.

BTW, I thought she was the PA announcer and not the MASN broadcast person. 

It's demanding too much to want her to announce a substitution? That's one of her (not that many) responsibilities. Why is she there otherwise?

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14 hours ago, spiritof66 said:

Generalissimo Franco is still dead

GENERALISSIMO FRANCO IS STILL DEAD*

 

*The above provided by Garrett Morris of the New York School for the Hard of Hearing...and below by the internets.

 

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2 hours ago, Moshagge3 said:

It's demanding too much to want her to announce a substitution? That's one of her (not that many) responsibilities. Why is she there otherwise?

I am not sure that PA announcers typically announce pinch runners.  I need to pay more attention.   Pinch hitters, yes.   

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I am not trying to be rude or anything but I have been to a handful of games this year and you can barely here the PA announcer.  The entire game is just very monotone. Again not trying to be rude but is this the best we have!?
 

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11 minutes ago, .500_OR_BETTER said:

I am not trying to be rude or anything but I have been to a handful of games this year and you can barely here the PA announcer.  The entire game is just very monotone. Again not trying to be rude but is this the best we have!?
 

I haven’t had that problem.   I was there last night and heard her just fine.   

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19 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I haven’t had that problem.   I was there last night and heard her just fine.   

We moved all around the stadium last night (lower level).  With the walk up music her voice was just drowned out.  Each batter it was the same. 

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On 6/2/2021 at 11:34 AM, eddie83 said:

I do find it amusing that when you call the Orioles, Wagner’s voice is still used to answer the call.  

I one point they were still using commercials on I think both 105.7 the fan and MASN that had Jim Hunters and Gary Thornes voice. 

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4 hours ago, .500_OR_BETTER said:

We moved all around the stadium last night (lower level).  With the walk up music her voice was just drowned out.  Each batter it was the same. 

I was at game last night. There is a major speaker issue in parts of the park. It’s embarrassingly bad. 

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1 hour ago, andrewochs615 said:

I one point they were still using commercials on I think both 105.7 the fan and MASN that had Jim Hunters and Gary Thornes voice. 

Yep. 

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1 hour ago, andrewochs615 said:

I one point they were still using commercials on I think both 105.7 the fan and MASN that had Jim Hunters and Gary Thornes voice. 

I have a friend who until very recently still had his ex-wife’s voice on his business voice mail message even though he’d been divorced for maybe 15 years.  

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7 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I have a friend who until very recently still had his ex-wife’s voice on his business voice mail message even though he’d been divorced for maybe 15 years.  

I take it he hasn’t found anyone else. 

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7 minutes ago, eddie83 said:

I take it he hasn’t found anyone else. 

He’s actually remarried.   Just never bothered changing the voice mail.   He finally did it recently, with his own voice, not his new wife’s.  

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5 minutes ago, Frobby said:

He’s actually remarried.   Just never bothered changing the voice mail.   He finally did it recently, with his own voice, not his new wife’s.  

Hmm. I got that one wrong. 😀

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