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Buck Martinez Is Leaving MASN


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Beyond the constant "sure is"s and his very distinctive voice, he brought a very good perspective as a color man. He was a serviceable back up to Palmer for color, though there were definitely times where he'd say something and I'd think "there's a reason you aren't a ML manager anymore, Buck..."

I'm also well on board the Bill Ripken bandwagon. I actually really want him to do color on radio with Angel, I think that would be an A+ pairing, but if they could get him to be the B-team color man for TV, I'd be okay with that, too, and maybe being the back up would fit in to his already hectic schedule.

Just not another former pitcher or catcher. We have enough of those types of color men/analysts. But odds are they take the easy path and simply hand it to Dempsey and/or Johnson.

Heck, pull Boog off the grill and put him up in the booth.

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What is wrong with some of you people!?! Do you lie awake nostalgic for the insights of Michael Reghi or something?!

I know, I've asked the same thing many times, but I've grown tired of saying the same things ad nauseum, like "he purposefully says things different to be unique (he's said that's the reason himself)", "he's not biased for NY/Boston teams, he's equally excited for any big play by EVERY team, you just notice it more because you hate the Yankees/Red Sox," "who cares what he thinks a pitch was if you can see it and know it was something else," etc.

He's the best TV guy we've had since Proctor. Him being around has actually made Jim Hunter BETTER, has anyone but me noticed that? Hunter seems more willing to not be a Pollyanna and I think its because he's seen/heard that Thorne can and will be critical, but still be enthusiastic.

And the big thing: he has VERY good chemistry with Jim Palmer. Palmer's color is always good, but it's elevated by Thorne, who knows how to set up a drop in for Palmer. Listen for yourself sometime the difference when it's Thorne/Palmer and Hunter/Palmer. Hunter will just sort of stop talking, and Palmer will have to "cold call" his way in, while Thorne will actually turn it over to Palmer for analysis.

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Maybe Joe Angel can make the move. :clap3:

You want the one person on the broadcast staff who can paint a wonderful visual image off of radio PBP to do TV color? Um, pass. :D

Maybe Roch can be the color guy? Visions of goofy stuff like Lowenstein used to do on the classic HTS broadcast.:D:eek::clap3:

Now that's an interesting idea. However, most color guys are ex-players for a reason.

What's Brady Anderson up to these days? Or Devo?

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So the sound of a guys voice trumps his knowledge? :eek:

Think I'm in the wrong thread. :)

If you have to listen to it for 3 hours on average and the voice is displeasing to your ear...it kinda does. You can't discount the knowledge, but you'd rather read it and not listen to it, you know?

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I know, I've asked the same thing many times, but I've grown tired of saying the same things ad nauseum, like "he purposefully says things different to be unique (he's said that's the reason himself)", "he's not biased for NY/Boston teams, he's equally excited for any big play by EVERY team, you just notice it more because you hate the Yankees/Red Sox," "who cares what he thinks a pitch was if you can see it and know it was something else," etc.

He's the best TV guy we've had since Proctor. Him being around has actually made Jim Hunter BETTER, has anyone but me noticed that? Hunter seems more willing to not be a Pollyanna and I think its because he's seen/heard that Thorne can and will be critical, but still be enthusiastic.

And the big thing: he has VERY good chemistry with Jim Palmer. Palmer's color is always good, but it's elevated by Thorne, who knows how to set up a drop in for Palmer. Listen for yourself sometime the difference when it's Thorne/Palmer and Hunter/Palmer. Hunter will just sort of stop talking, and Palmer will have to "cold call" his way in, while Thorne will actually turn it over to Palmer for analysis.

Great call on the Thorne/Palmer dynamic. I did far less channel-flipping when it was one of their broadcasts.

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