You are a d-bag. You make Debbie Downer seem positively bubbly with sunshine. Get off your knee pads and stop vocalizing your love for everyone but the mariners. If you could have gotten a gig with a national venue, you would have. Go watch some old Niehaus footage, you could learn a thing or two, or three, or four..... One more thing, I think you should stop waxing your own eyebrows...
Someone who really dislikes you in Oregon......
"If you could have gotten a gig with a national venue, you would have."
Obviously you didn`t know he is the play-by-play man for Westwood One on their Sunday Night Football games.I don`t much like him either...just sayin`
I'm not gonna join Dave's fan club, but over time I have gotten used to him.
Local play by play guys are what they are, imo it could be worse. They all have annoying habits. For example, I like Rick Rizz, but how about being more imaginative than referring to players alternately as either young or little ... example, young Jesus Montero, little Dustin Ackley, little Brendan Ryan, young Casper Wells. Geez Rick, get a thesaurus that has more than 2 words in it.
And based on interviews done with various media guys I've heard over time, I believe the toughest job in broadcasting is when your team blows. Dave's not in an easy position right now. If the Ms were in 1st place, you might like him as much as you liked Niehuas.
Okay, the eyebrows comment ... funny!
What a well thought out and insightful response. I applaud you. That is something I have never even thought of before.. become a White Sox Fan.... So profound.... Truly.... wow... become a White Sox Fan. Thank you... You are truly a lyrical assassin. I shan't cross thy hairs nor opinion of Brotherfox or its dueling pistols I say!! Muwahaahahaha...
It is ROOT sports. We all work for the man in our daily lives, including Dave. Even Vin Scully and the late Harry Caray know/knew who butters/buttered their bread.
And btw, the chances of Felix being traded in 2012 are 0.0001. In addition to a bunch of factors, he's pitched poorly of late, his MV isn't high right now.
Speaking of high, don't know what the As announcers are smoking, but given they are in the bay area, it's probably primo.
I make an effort to play well with others. I will not have to work for 50 years. I am not poor.
Possibly, there is a connection between these facts.
If you have nothing further on the subject of Dave Sims, baseball announcing, or related topics, we're done. People don't come here to read endless strings of complete nonsense.
"My complaint is that I want the annoucers to be more candid about the team, but I guess that is impossible"
It is for any team. I never hear announcers get critical of the players. You mentioned Blowers, who is, I think, one of the more critical color guys I've ever heard. He will let you know what he thinks about a guy struggling. He'll point out what the player is doing wrong and often times will provide great insight into what a player is thinking, feeling, or trying to do to get better. We've had lots of former baseball players as color guys trying to explain X or Y or Z but they always come off sounding <dickish about it. Blowers cuts to the chase and sounds like a coach more than a former player.
Blowers might be the best color announcer period. I've really enjoyed listening to him.