Nothing to see here! This is the business side of "the shift." Every team will be doing it 2-3 years from now. Just because you're the first doesn't mean you're wrong or that the team is for sale - settle down.
Thorne and Palmer together make watching every game of a 100 loss season worth it. He has fun. Yes, some geeks will say he gets names wrong or may be drinking, so what. So do I.
LOVED Dempsey as welll.n Such a homer, but so excited. His homerism is the whole reason why I still have MASN versus buying MLB.tv and getting the games through a VPN. I wanted to watch the pre and post-game shows.
As an announcer, I didn't love Bordick but feel bad for a man with a ton of kids getting a pink slip. Let's hope he saved some of the $27 million he made during his career.
I just read the Sun article. Thorne summed up why I liekd him perfectly. He got along great with Thorne, they told stories and had fun. Them having fun made me have fun.
“We became great friends and will remain that way,” Thorne said. “It was great storytelling. We had a tremendous crew that broadcast the games. We genuinely had a good time, worked hard, but enjoyed it, and that’s the kind of stuff I’ll miss. We had a situation where I think we provided a really good broadcast, and it wasn’t accidental. It was because of the people who were working it, and I’ll miss those relationships.”
I guess the question is - what percentage of the viewing fan base is really interested in analytics? The people that tune in somewhere between 2 and 7 times per week to watch the Os?
It's entertainment after all. How much of an audience is there for an analytic slanted broadcast? And taking the pulse of a site like OH, which has a fairly sophisticated segment of the fan base, won't answer that question.