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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfingers8 View Post
    Seriously? He never tells you what's actually going on during the play. He's worse than Lonny from major league two.
    At least Lonny was accurate. None of this "the ball hit in the air to the outfield, and the shortstop makes the unassisted putout" or "the ball is heading towards the gap... and the first baseman makes the putout."

    Listening to Gladden do PBP is downright painful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibs View Post
    To be honest, I hardly care about who is commentating a baseball game on TV. I'm usually focusing on the baseball game, so I hardly hear them or what they are saying doesn't really register. It's like ambience to me.
    Ditto. I tune them out. I don't even have to mute it. At this point, it's mostly the same thing being said over and over every single game. At least it is if it's Dick/Bert.

    I like TK, but I zone him out quite easily and I can't handle him for more than 1-2 games in a row just because when I do hear him I want to fall asleep. I really haven't noticed Morris at all. Smalley bugs me the most just because of what benchwarmerjim said. It takes him 5000 words to get to the point. If someone keeps talking non-stop, then I notice. Take a breather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twins33 View Post
    Ditto. I tune them out. I don't even have to mute it. At this point, it's mostly the same thing being said over and over every single game. At least it is if it's Dick/Bert.

    Mostly I tune them out as well.

    I think it would be fun if they would just open up the mikes and broadcast the sounds of the game a few times a year. They could do a little studio update between innings just to keep things on track but forget the talking heads on occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfingers8 View Post
    Seriously? He never tells you what's actually going on during the play. He's worse than Lonny from major league two.
    Butterfingers, I get why some Dont like dazzle. There is no question he lacks polish, and always will. But that's actually what I like about him. I prefer him doing commentary as opposed to play by play. But I enjoy that he's a former player, that he's not a broadcaster, that he has a few rough edges. I like the stories and the perspective. Again, I prefer him in more of a commentary role.

    (See what I did there?)

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    I listen to the Twins on 57.0 WNAX out of Yankton as I have my whole life. The past couple of seasons, I watch on phone and IPad every game I can. But for whatever reason, I often miss the games where any of the mentioned are used as fill-ins, catching each only occasionally.

    I mentioned liking Larkin when hearing him before. Inexperienced but OK. I like Morris when I've heard him. TK is a little dry to be sure, but that's just TK, and I actually like his dry wit. Baseball wise, not sure you could find anyone more savvy.

    I still like Bert. He's casual, relaxed and makes me laugh. Not a bad thing.

    Having not heard the "candidates" in this post enough to vote properly, may I ask, other than Coomer who we probably can't get back any time soon, who else would you like to see "audition" for a role?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfingers8 View Post
    He's the main color guy for cubs radio
    I know, I haven't heard him and was wondering if anyone else had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    I know, I haven't heard him and was wondering if anyone else had.
    I think I heard him for a few minutes about a week ago. I'm pretty sure he was talking about hot dogs. So that doesn't really help you..

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    They all have their flaws that keep me from endorsing any of them as a "favorite".

    I like some of things Jack brings up and he's generally been fun in the booth (not taking too things seriously) but then he goes old school "strikeouts are an overrated out" and "pitching to the score" and he just loses me.

    Smalley has moments of brilliance. His highlights of Arica's hand drop as he "loads up" pre swing was brilliant and well explained. The issue I have with him is that he can become too verbose. He simply cannot make a concise point.

    TK is a brilliant mind with a droning voice. If he had ANY inflection or any sense of when to let a game breathe, he'd be my favorite. As it is, too monotone, too much non stop mumbling.

    All things considered, I enjoy Bert. He's uses too many cliches and can repeat the same stories (and he has a heck of a time with names) but he makes some good observations and has fun in the booth. Hopefully FSN doesn't have to worry about replacing him for a while.

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