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#1 BigSlick

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:30 PM

Words can't describe the excitement I am feeling.

Jon Miller is history too.


http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=5782045

Edited by BigSlick, 08 November 2010 - 07:48 PM.


#2 BigSlick

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:46 PM

Edit: Damn it, I wish the delete post worked.

Edited by BigSlick, 08 November 2010 - 07:47 PM.


#3 LargerMass

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:00 PM

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:19 PM

While this does seem like great news on the surface, I'll wait until the replacements are named to celebrate. I can imagine a team like Chris Berman and Suzyn Waldman making Jon and Joe look like Don and Jerry.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:32 PM

While this does seem like great news on the surface, I'll wait until the replacements are named to celebrate. I can imagine a team like Chris Berman and Suzyn Waldman making Jon and Joe look like Don and Jerry.


Considering that I made the subtitle of this thread "Christmas Comes Early This Year", the following is you.

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Douchebag.

Edited by BigSlick, 08 November 2010 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:37 PM

comeeeee on suzan waldman. I'd love to just hear her intellectual, non-biased news reporting day in and day out!

#7 yazgoesbacklooksupitsgone

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:24 PM

While this does seem like great news on the surface, I'll wait until the replacements are named to celebrate. I can imagine a team like Chris Berman and Suzyn Waldman making Jon and Joe look like Don and Jerry.


That's pretty much how I feel. Just look at their Baseball Tonight crew and it will tell you all you need to know. They'll have a semi-serious play-by-play guy as the anchor buttressed by two charismatic yet semi-literate ex-jock buffoons in ill-fitting suits. I'm thinking Ravich with Kruk and Eric Byrnes, or maybe Bobby Valentine. I wonder if Millar will audition.

Meanwhile, I just turned on PBS for a repeat of the Tenth Inning in time to see Wade Boggs riding on the back of the horse. I almost forgot about that.
I said almost.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:41 PM

While this does seem like great news on the surface, I'll wait until the replacements are named to celebrate. I can imagine a team like Chris Berman Michael Kay and Suzyn Waldman making Jon and Joe look like Don and Jerry.

Fixed to account for worst possible scenario.


Glad to hear Morgan is gone - I liked Jon Miller though.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:04 AM

I don't understand why Miller was let go, as he is one of the best in the business. As for Morgan, his VORP as a color commentator was a negative number.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:25 AM

I used to like Miller but his quality seemed to drop dramatically over the years. Maybe it was because of who he worked with though.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:58 AM

I don't understand why Miller was let go, as he is one of the best in the business. As for Morgan, his VORP as a color commentator was a negative number.


Supposedly, Miller was beginning to tire of the travel. ESPN offered him the Sunday Night radio gig, I don't know if he has decided whether to take it or not.

I wish they could have paired Miller with Orel Hershiser. Instead, it looks like we go from Miller and Morgan to Shulman and Hershiser and maybe Bobby Valentine.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 09:32 AM

Bobby V is the devil. He cheated my little league team out of equipment in 1979 in a shady business deal. I hope his restaurant burns down the day after he cancels fire insurance.

Joe Morgan was horrible, and everytime the Fisk homerun came up he ruined it by talking about how that game didn't matter and that he was the hero of game 7. Enjoy telling that to your grandkids, hero. (poor kids)

#13 Mike LansWho

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:29 PM

I don't understand why Miller was let go, as he is one of the best in the business. As for Morgan, his VORP as a color commentator was a negative number.


I agree with Slick. It's a guilt by association thing. He'd probably be much more enjoyable with a better sidekick.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:38 PM

Awesome! Finally won't have to put the TV on mute.

Didn't mind Miller either, as appears to be the consensus here... it's just that he got thrown in with that stinking piece of crap who didn't seem like he needed to do any homework on the players prior to the game. Morgan always struck me as someone who thought he could just show up on the day of the game and wing it. Unfortunately, Joe, your improv skills were like that of Drew Carey.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:28 PM

Praying that they give the gig to Sean McDonough and team him with someone worthwhile.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:55 PM

Praying that they give the gig to Sean McDonough and team him with someone worthwhile.


Wow, good call. I have almost completely forgotten about Sean. I just don't watch enough college sports. He would be perfect. It almost doesn't matter who they get to do color. Maybe a former player like Orel. Perhaps Eck or even Tony Gwynn. Tony Gwynn would be sweet, but his illnesses might keep him from taking a full time gig.

Scratch that part about it not mattering who does color. There is plenty of bad to choose from.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:17 PM

This may be piling on.

I feel as though there may be nothing wrong with that, though.

Chad Finn:

Believe it or not, there are some people who enjoyed hearing Joe Morganís perspective on a baseball game through the years. Skeptical, cynical reader? Well, hereís a short list:
■ ESPN decision-makers, who liked the Hall of Fame second baseman enough as ďSunday Night Baseballíí color analyst to retain him for 21 years, since the telecastís debut in 1990.

■ Morganís former Cincinnati teammates must have appreciated his work, for no other reason than knowing they could always expect a shoehorned Big Red Machine reminiscence or 10 during a broadcast.

■ And donít forget Sports Emmy voters, who bestowed Morgan with their statuette not once, but twice, thus sparing him the there-must-be-some-mistake-here suspicion reminiscent of Marisa Tomeiís 1993 supporting actress Oscar.



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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:50 PM

As long as I've lived, they have always been the voices of Sunday Night Baseball for me. I can't say that I hated them as a team (because I certainly did not) but they were FAR better than Joe Buck and What's his first name McCartney (the color commentator guy that always gets on my nerves).


Maybe TPTB at ESPN will wise up and lure folks from the MLB Network.

#19 BigSlick

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:27 PM

Joe Buck and What's his first name McCartney (the color commentator guy that always gets on my nerves).


McCartney is Paul, and you have to remember that he grew up in England so he isn't exactly a baseball expert... Unless of course you mean Tim McCarver. :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:42 PM

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