Wednesday, July 12, 2006

All-Star Garbage

posted by BH

Was it just me, or was the intro for last night's game the worst thing ever? Firebombing of Dresden, Holocaust...Fox's intro to the 2006 All-Star Game. Who thinks of this garbage? It looked like the intro to a bad 1986 pilot that was never picked up. Why is Fox interested in single-handedly trying to ruin baseball? Why is their entire broadcast concept seemingly centered around appeasing those people who are the least interested in baseball? Why does anyone think Tim McCarver and Joe Buck are the least bit good at their jobs? Hey douchebags. Do you know why everyone in baseball thinks the best broadcast team is Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow? Because they don't talk and act like Buck and McDipshit. They don't tell me what a good play is, they just tell me what has happened. They let me decide. So I guess it all comes down to the idea that as a broadcaster, you probably shouldn't talk as though you think of fans as a brainless mass of ogres. Remember when Buck immediately, upon seeing Randy Moss mimic mooning fans in Green Bay, self-righteously chastised him, calling it a "disgusting act" and apologizing for having shown it on a Fox broadcast? You aren't the approval police, Joe. You don't get to tell me what is or is not good. You get to call the game, maybe adding witty little observations from time to time. Please, stop. Just stop. You're ruining baseball.

I'm totally looking forward to the Giants having one representative in next year's ASG at AT&T Park. It should be sweet seeing Jeremy Accardo get an out in the seventh inning. Yay Giants!


Stapes said...

That's a good point. I wonder who the giants all-star will be next year? Maybe Matt Cain?

bh said...

Fuck. Maybe Eliezer Alfonzo.

sondog said...

I'm voting for Dan Ortmeier