Wednesday, December 07, 2011

What the Frick?


Do these awards just grow on trees nowadays? Craig Calcaterra reports that Tim McCarver has won the Ford Fricke Award for broadcasting excellence. If the criteria involved driving me to drinking and causing muted television sets across the country during broadcasts, then McCarver is your man, I suppose.

Calcaterra makes a point about how McCarver's color commentary has changed the way baseball is broadcast, but also argues for a single broadcaster in the booth. Those of us blessed to listen to Vinny couldn't agree more.

18 comments:

Spank said...

Gag me with a spoon.

Franklin Stubbs said...

What. Ever.

Hideo Nomo said...

The Ford C. Frick Award for Broadcasting Existence.

Fred's Brim said...

Scoop out my eyeballs and earballs with a spoon

Neeebs said...

He should have been a candidate for the Frack award, not the more prestegious Frick award.

Neeebs said...

sp

Fred's Brim said...

Will the New Sons ever post with their old accounts? I am sad that I may never see the Regal Andre avatar that Mr C used

Jason said...

Looks like a there is a new Emo option on the trade market.

Franklin Stubbs said...

"The Laughing Ethier" may yet return in some other capacity. That's the great thing about multiple (online) personality disorder. They're always lurking around in there somewhere.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Yes, I will.

Fernie V said...

I may have missed it. Franklin is the artist formerly known as Mr. what's his name and Nomo is whom?

Hideo Nomo said...

I had my old self frozen in carbonite. He should be quite well protected...IF he survived the freezing process.

Spank said...

I'm Nomo.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm Batman.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm Malcolm X.

rbnlaw said...

I'm Banksy, bishes.


I miss Mr. C.

Mr. Customer said...

*streaks*

Franklin Stubbs said...

*chases Mr. C off wielding a spatula*