Re: MLBN SUCKS!
posted at 6/15/2011 1:31 PM EDT
In Response to Re: MLBN SUCKS!
[QUOTE]I live in the panhandle of FL and everytime the Sox play the Rays, regardless of home or road, the Rays black it out except for their network. I have to listen to Staats call the game unless they decide to show the Marlins then I don't get it all. And, I have MLB Extra Innings with Direct TV!
Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]
Man, there's nothing worse than having to listen to the TB tv announcers. All they ever do is whine and moan, despite the fact that they have a cool, exciting, fun team.
The worst I've heard from them was once (last year or the year before), a TB batter hit the ball down the right field line, and it got caught up with the bullpen, which according to TB ground rules is an automatic, no questions asked ground-rule double.
It was a close game, and if the bullpen hadn't been there, it was pretty much certain that a runner that have been on first base would have scored...so the TB announcers spent the next five or so minutes whining that the umpire made a huge mistake calling a ground rule double, it was oh so unfair and the like.
After a commercial break, they began to CONTINUE their diatribe...until they were informed that the call had not been up to umpire discretion, and was made according to TB ground rules. The fools weren't even aware of THEIR OWN ground rules!!!
None to my suprise, rather than apologize to their audience for their ignorance, the announcers then continued to moan about the call, this time saying the ground rule is wrong and needs to be changed. Geez guys, you pretty much work for the club, take it up with them if you have a problem!