At least he doesn't dye his rug and use the word "goofy."
I feel like he's just a bridge to the next long-term, broadcasting icon. An icon really can't follow up an icon- this was mentioned during the "Who's going to follow up Joe Paterno?" days.
So in 2015, when the Phillies say goodbye to Comcast, I'd imagine that's around the same time they say goodbye to T-Mac and hello to, hey, who knows, Todd Kalas?
T-Mac has been a professional sports broadcaster for many years..(Pro, college, semi-pro) for both baseball and basketball. I doubt he is a big fan of any one team. Broadcasting is his job. That is what he does. I don't mind him or any of our announcers either way. This subject has been beat to death because everyone has their own opinion when it comes to sports broadcasters. And as someone on this thread pointed out, I would bet most people base their opinion on "He is no Harry". Of course not, he does not pretend to be. He knows he is sitting in a legends seat.
@Helll I still miss Mel Allen. But, you move on.
Todd Kalas was working for the phillies back in the Prism days. I don't remember if he called play by play then or not as I was too young. Back then they had different broadcasters for each network. For example I don't think Harry normally called games on Prism. In fact, I think Jim Barniak called a lot of the games on Prism and Terry Mullholland's no hitter was called by him.
I think McCarthy tries to get too much information out there so fast which is why he makes a lot of mistakes. Does anyone know how many years he signed his contract for?
All in all, I don't think he is the worst in the world but I wouldn't mind hearing Scott Franzke call the middle innings on the TV.
someone please remind me why Scott Graham was shown the door....I like him a lot
and I do not want Franske and L.A. going anywhere....perfect for the radio
Yep..listened to a lot of "Ballantine Blasts", back in the day
Also remember "White Owl" cigars getting into some HR calls