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@RJM posted:

I once saw a comedian demonstrating a baseball announcer compared to a hockey announcer broadcasting love making. Short version ...

Baseball announcer: Honey, wake up! We’re not done.

Hockey announcer: I love you, I love you, I love you, Scorrrrrrrrrrrrre!

Hahaha..

A-Rod:  "Jen, does my hair and make-up look OK?  I hope they got my belly line right with the waxing.  Be careful with my Gucci boxers...  can we go out to Le Sirenuse for eggplant parm after this so I can tell the guys?"

@RJM posted:

The names being mentioned are local guys. They’re not game of the week or playoff announcers. Most people probably don’t know who they are.

When Jon Miller did ESPN Sunday Night Baseball years ago was when it was at it’s best. Oh my! Dick Enberg was a great national announcer.

I looked up Dave Flemming. Apparently he’s done some ESPN baseball. It shows how much I pay attention at this point. ESPN should have gone after Orsillo.

Miller spent 20 years at ESPN until 2010.  He has also been with SF Giants since 1997 and is in the National Hall of Fame.

Flemming, a Stanford guy, does national work work for ESPN, NCAAFB and LLWS. I did say that he was an up and comer. Orsillo resume only local teams. He has big shoes to fill following Enberg departure in San Diego.

Agree, Enberg was great!

@Picked Off posted:

Miller spent 20 years at ESPN until 2010.  He has also been with SF Giants since 1997 and is in the National Hall of Fame.

Flemming, a Stanford guy, does national work work for ESPN, NCAAFB and LLWS. I did say that he was an up and comer. Orsillo resume only local teams. He has big shoes to fill following Enberg departure in San Diego.

Agree, Enberg was great!

The entire Giants broadcast team is excellent, and I enjoy listening to Miller work with all of them, but I think he's at his best when he has to go it alone on the radio, preferably during a blowout or other dull game and he starts spinning stories that last multiple innings as he weaves in and out of the game action.  Just great stuff.

As for his national career, back in the day ESPN found a way of ruining the pleasure of a Sunday night game even with a HOF broadcaster in Miller and a HOF second baseman (Joe Morgan) in the booth.  I think they did then what they do now, regardless of the on-air talent or the type of game covered: over-produce the product, work too hard to fill every second of air time with words, overpack the booth,  and try to create storylines rather than let the players dictate the story.  It just became unwatchable, which was sad then and seems even more so now with Morgan's passing.

I chatted Jon Miller up once, maybe 30 years ago, when we were both waiting for a train in the Baltimore Amtrak station.  Nicest, most approachable and engaging guy you would ever meet, and anecdotally more than happy to talk baseball with random strangers.

@JCG posted:

The entire Giants broadcast team is excellent, and I enjoy listening to Miller work with all of them, but I think he's at his best when he has to go it alone on the radio, preferably during a blowout or other dull game and he starts spinning stories that last multiple innings as he weaves in and out of the game action.  Just great stuff.

As for his national career, back in the day ESPN found a way of ruining the pleasure of a Sunday night game even with a HOF broadcaster in Miller and a HOF second baseman (Joe Morgan) in the booth.  I think they did then what they do now, regardless of the on-air talent or the type of game covered: over-produce the product, work too hard to fill every second of air time with words, overpack the booth,  and try to create storylines rather than let the players dictate the story.  It just became unwatchable, which was sad then and seems even more so now with Morgan's passing.

I chatted Jon Miller up once, maybe 30 years ago, when we were both waiting for a train in the Baltimore Amtrak station.  Nicest, most approachable and engaging guy you would ever meet, and anecdotally more than happy to talk baseball with random strangers.

I think Giants fans are spoiled with the high level of broadcast talent. It makes it hard to listen to others, especially whoever ESPN has doing the broadcast.

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