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Dumb Baseball Commentary on TV

The erudite minds on this site are not the only ones to notice how horribly, horribly bad the baseball commentary on TV is. See this article on Slate:

http://www.slate.com/id/2201954

I'd have to agree that John Kruk is amazingly lame. And the guy's idea for a show is a good one:

Instead, my show would take a cue from sites like Baseball Prospectus and Hardball Times and put crucial decisions in context. Consider BP's observation that the Angels-Red Sox series turned on three characteristically bold base-running decisions by the Angels that all turned out badly, which they used to illustrate the point that Mike Scioscia's managerial style has not kept up with the particular skills of his roster. Or their breakdown of the Phillies-Dodgers NLCS, which observed that the Phils' decision to bat Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in succession will allow Joe Torre to use his left-handed specialist, Joe Beimel, against both of them in key spots. It isn't as if this kind of analysis can't be put together on short notice—you just need analysts who aren't John Kruk.

Plus, the article led me to this nifty site:

http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/

 

 

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