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Old 03-02-2008, 10:59 PM   #721
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You comment about baseball fans was dead on. A lot of people claim to know the game well, but, when you talk strategy and such, they get exposed. I don't lose any sleep over it, who really cares, but it's true. Even at my old job, where we televised baseball out the ass, there was a distinct lack of knowledge beyond stats and standings.

The best is going to a game and listening to the pedantic fans try to "explain" the game to their less knowledgeable friends "Ok, that was a suicide squeeze.....a good time for a squeeze is with the bases loaded and nobody out"
I love those people for occasional comments but when they keep a running commentary I want to punch them. I also love people who cheer wildly from the bleachers as a foul ball or ball right out of the infield dirt gets hit. And people who say "sac fly!" on a 2 out fly ball.
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You comment about baseball fans was dead on. A lot of people claim to know the game well, but, when you talk strategy and such, they get exposed. I don't lose any sleep over it, who really cares, but it's true. Even at my old job, where we televised baseball out the ass, there was a distinct lack of knowledge beyond stats and standings.

The best is going to a game and listening to the pedantic fans try to "explain" the game to their less knowledgeable friends "Ok, that was a suicide squeeze.....a good time for a squeeze is with the bases loaded and nobody out"
Nor do I lose any sleep over it, I was just giving Axver context of the joke I made. I think that's true in a lot of sports, especially American Football, where half the coaches don't even understand strategy.

Fans trying to pretend they understand is high on my unintentional comedy scale.
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Here's the whole thread: http://axver.livejournal.com/397296....3408#t19783408

Each of the five comments comes from a different IP. Unfortunately, the site I used couldn't trace two of them.

I reckon it's mofo82.

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I know everyone always wants to talk about Harry Carrey, but if God has a voice I bet he sounds just like Ernie Harwell.

Did you ever get a chance to hear him call a game?
Caray was a lovable figure, but, not exactly the gold standard for broadcasting.

I'd heard Harwell more than once.

Scully is my favorite of all-time, though. He's losing his fastball now, but, when I first got to LA it was a real treat to listen to him do 9 innings, by himself.

Remy/Orsillo are one of the better color/pxp teams in the Regional Sports business.
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I know everyone always wants to talk about Harry Carrey, but if God has a voice I bet he sounds just like Ernie Harwell.

Did you ever get a chance to hear him call a game?
Harry Kalas, man. Hometown as it may sound, his voice is it.
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I lived out in LA for a couple of summers in HS and considered it a privilege to listen to Scully everyday.
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I just watched ep #9 of Season 5 and it kicked my ass....alternately intense and moving. I'll miss this show badly, glad you finally got into it, prick.
Yeah I'm about to watch 9. I am confused about if I've seen 8 though, cause they changed the numbering after the DVD sent to reviewers leaked. I also haven't seen an ep since January when I watched all the leaked episodes.

I'm gonna miss it so much too, but it's not a show that'll get old to watch again.
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I was wondering what your opinion on Outsider and Earthling were?
Haven't gotten there yet.I've gone in this order so far:

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I'm on Low now. It gets better with each listen.
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People, you're all wrong about commentary. It's either Richie Benaud or the mute button.
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Here's the whole thread: http://axver.livejournal.com/397296....3408#t19783408

Each of the five comments comes from a different IP. Unfortunately, the site I used couldn't trace two of them.

I reckon it's mofo82.
I'm sort of pissed I wasn't mentioned by him. Is that wrong of me to think?
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Harry Kalas, man. Hometown as it may sound, his voice is it.
He does have amazing pipes.

Baseball for the mother fucking WIN, take that Crugby or Ricket or New Zealand rules soccer and shove it.

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Yeah I'm about to watch 9. I am confused about if I've seen 8 though, cause they changed the numbering after the DVD sent to reviewers leaked. I also haven't seen an ep since January when I watched all the leaked episodes.

I'm gonna miss it so much too, but it's not a show that'll get old to watch again.

Is it over at the end of season 5?
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in other news I my new jeans!! not as enthused about my new bras. Lovin' the new sweater. New shoes too. Not lovin' the dent in $.
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Yeah I'm about to watch 9. I am confused about if I've seen 8 though, cause they changed the numbering after the DVD sent to reviewers leaked. I also haven't seen an ep since January when I watched all the leaked episodes.

I'm gonna miss it so much too, but it's not a show that'll get old to watch again.
The Final episode of Season 4 was the best episode of television I've ever seen. Just amazing.

And, yes, it will be re-watchable, but, I'll want to give it time before I break it back out.
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