FP does a very good job as a color analyst
By definition a color analyst is supposed to impart his wisdom and knowledge to fans. His job is NOT to be a stand up comedian and entertain
Ditto. I'm starting to enjoy all the F.P.-isms.
"Are you kiddin' me???"
"What do I mean by that....?"
"I think if you were to ask so and so, he wants that one back."
His overall enthusiasm for the game, this team and his job are infectious.
Yes! There goes the NO HITTER!
And "good ole country fast ball" or "good piece of hittin'"
Okay folks, FP just caught a foul ball from the broadcast booth.He's staying.
(I totally thought Bob was joking when he said FP caught it!!...then they showed it on the replay)
>>"Would have thought there would have been a noise of some sort."
They've got enough slack in their mic cords so they can stand-up and move around a little bit. There would have been plenty of noise if he hadn't caught it.
As you might recall, a foul went into the Sox's radio booth yesterday. Since Gameday Audio has a huge lag, I switched over to their radio feed. When the ball came into the booth, it made a racket as it ricocheted a bit.
F.P's mic was either dead or he muted it before he leaned out.
I dig both of the guys in the booth. I hate when Nats games air on ESPN or FOX and I have to listen to other dudes call the game. I don't even like it when the Nats play the Orioles and Bob has to split time with.... whoever that other dude is. FP's voice is easy on the ears, he doesn't get caught up in long and seemingly pointless rambles, and to me his commentary is insightful.
I think Dibble was trying to be funny when he was saying Strasburg needed to man up. The comedy thing didn't work out for him too good ;-)
I like F.P.
Brief example, he made me laugh out loud during a May broadcast in which he and Bob were doing an ad for Miller Lite's new Punch Top Cans. I recall F.P. gleefully adding, "they just made it easier to shotgun beers!" Only heard the joke once, though...wonder if MASN/Miller pulled him aside to "get his mind right"? LOL.
In 2012 he's toned down the occasional ultra-long explanations of 2011, and stopped over using certain phrases ("good old fashioned county hardball" is one example, although personally I've always liked that evocative baseball phrase).
Other than 2012's grating habit of mispronouncing "La Roche," I like F.P.