Re: Perhaps they can stop drooling over the Tigers starters
posted at 10/16/2013 12:26 PM EDT
In response to croc's comment:
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
I always have the sound off and closed captions on, which means I basically ignore what they are saying.
From my perspective the Tigers pitching is a great story in this ALCS. Their rotation has been downright unreal, giving up 2 runs in 3 starts and, what, 21 innings? Against the best offense in MLB. So I don't blame them for drooling. They have, however, missed the story of the Sox pitching especially the Sox bullpen and of course Lackey last night and, for that matter, Lester in game 1, who lost, 1-0.
Tigers starting pitching has been sensational, no doubt. So has been the Sox ability to deal with it. They got Sanchez out early in game 1 albeit the Tigers' pen held. They got to the Tigers' pen in game 2, and they actually hit some decent shots off of Verlander (Gomes foul, Papi's long shot) prior to Napoli's homer.
Agreed keep the sound down, but Fox is still substandard. They virtually never show the positions of the players, like Cabrera plays ridiculously in for Ellsbury & Victorino. Not just the 3rd base bag level in, way, way in. The show the stike zone and some other close plays only when McDipstick wants to make a point. It's frustrating to listen to radio only to not see a close call re-run.
croc, completely agree on the failure to show where the defense is positioned. I am beginning to think Fox Sports is a talk show with accompanying live video which only serves as fodder for further discussion. Those interviews during the game are just plain horsehockey. I would far rather read a sportswriters summary/synopsis of what he found out in the locker room after the game. And during the game, I want the focus to be on the field, including the whole field.