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(Washington Post)   Radio call of Werth's walkoff last night. any sports fan, regardless of team affiliation will enjoy this   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 59
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2012-10-12 11:15:46 AM
I didn't enjoy it.
 
2012-10-12 11:19:28 AM
That gave me chills. I'm a life-long Phillies fan, and if I can enjoy the Nationals' triumph via one of our former stars, then it should be fairly easy for anyone not rooting for the Cards as well. That was just a cool moment.
 
2012-10-12 11:19:51 AM
Um, I didn't enjoy it.

/Cards fan
 
2012-10-12 11:19:57 AM
I would have enjoyed it more if I was home watching the game instead of what I was doing. Also, I wouldn't have to hear Charlie Slowes. I hated listening to him when he did Bullets or Wizards games. He might still do them...don't know. Haven't lived in DC for a while.

/Nats fan stuck in South Florida
 
2012-10-12 11:21:14 AM
Mets/BoSox fan, loved it.
 
2012-10-12 11:21:16 AM
I already put this over in the Orioles thread, but it really belongs here.

pbs.twimg.com

/hot
//and stolen
///GO NATS
 
2012-10-12 11:22:30 AM

Tanukis_Parachute: I would have enjoyed it more if I was home watching the game instead of what I was doing. Also, I wouldn't have to hear Charlie Slowes. I hated listening to him when he did Bullets or Wizards games. He might still do them...don't know. Haven't lived in DC for a while.

/Nats fan stuck in South Florida


Dave Johnson (not to be confused with Davie) has been the radio voice of the Wizards for years now. He also does DC United TV. He's great.
 
2012-10-12 11:25:16 AM

proteus_b: Um, I didn't enjoy it.

/Cards fan


Same here, but I'm glad it was Werth at least...I honestly like the dude. If it had been Mr. Eye Black on the other hand.....
 
2012-10-12 11:27:37 AM
Didnt bother, since its that dirty hippie werth I know I would hate it.......

/cut you hair hippie
//filthy hippie
 
2012-10-12 11:27:38 AM

Rustybumperjack: I didn't enjoy it.


Mega dittoes.
 
2012-10-12 11:38:32 AM
I chose the wrong game to go to.
 
2012-10-12 11:44:56 AM
I walked in the room just in time to see the pitch. That had home run written all over it before the bat met the ball.
 
2012-10-12 11:45:08 AM
That was a good call.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go back to laughing at Mat Latos some more.
 
2012-10-12 11:45:45 AM
:)

Heading to the park tonight. Let's do this Nats.
 
2012-10-12 12:02:16 PM
It is amusing (kind of) how quickly people can get deflated. Myself included.

/Go Birds!
 
2012-10-12 12:09:04 PM
Holy fark, talk about homers. They sound like two teenagers turning their hats inside out and holding on to their lucky glove.
 
2012-10-12 12:16:53 PM

JerseyTim: Holy fark, talk about homers. They sound like two teenagers turning their hats inside out and holding on to their lucky glove.


Slowes has been calling games here since the team came to town in 2005. He's been with this team through the two 100-loss seasons, so he's entitled to some elation.

/But yeah, they're homers
 
2012-10-12 12:20:18 PM

JerseyTim: Holy fark, talk about homers. They sound like two teenagers turning their hats inside out and holding on to their lucky glove.


They're the local radio announcers. That's what local radio announcers calling games sound like. Have you never seen a Sportscenter segment playing local radio calls over big NFL plays?
 
2012-10-12 12:22:35 PM

troymccluresf: That was a good call.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go back to laughing at Mat Latos some more.


The best part about Buster's slam was that it hit the LATOS sign on the upper deck facing.
 
2012-10-12 12:29:19 PM
JerseyTim: Holy fark, talk about homers. They sound like two teenagers turning their hats inside out and holding on to their lucky glove.

National announcers aren't the same as local radio guys. Hardcore fans are their market.

Also, if you don't get excited as announcer with a series extending, walk-off home run, you're a shiatty announcer.
 
2012-10-12 12:53:29 PM

kronicfeld: They're the local radio announcers. That's what local radio announcers calling games sound like. Have you never seen a Sportscenter segment playing local radio calls over big NFL plays?


NFL radio guys are the worst homers. Carl Banks does color for the Giants on the radio and it's hilarious when they go through their annual slump and he's openly upset. He sounds like he wants to say, "Screw this, get me some pads. I'll show them what to do!"

Daniels: National announcers aren't the same as local radio guys. Hardcore fans are their market.

Also, if you don't get excited as announcer with a series extending, walk-off home run, you're a shiatty announcer.


There's a difference between being excited and being a pandering homer. All the stuff before the home run call is ridiculous. They're rooting for a home run to happen. That's silly.

They're not as bad as the White Sox guys, who do things like yell "Stay fair! Stay fair!" on balls hit down the line.
 
2012-10-12 12:56:16 PM
I prefer the simple understatement of this one Link, "high fly ball to rightfield, she is(sss) gone!", and then nothing else but crowd noise for a good solid minute.

Vin is the man
 
2012-10-12 01:44:29 PM
I would've watched this live but my farking DVR decided to reboot for no goddamn reason RIGHT BEFORE IT.

/cox
//farkers
 
2012-10-12 01:47:23 PM

JerseyTim: kronicfeld: They're the local radio announcers. That's what local radio announcers calling games sound like. Have you never seen a Sportscenter segment playing local radio calls over big NFL plays?

NFL radio guys are the worst homers. Carl Banks does color for the Giants on the radio and it's hilarious when they go through their annual slump and he's openly upset. He sounds like he wants to say, "Screw this, get me some pads. I'll show them what to do!"

Daniels: National announcers aren't the same as local radio guys. Hardcore fans are their market.

Also, if you don't get excited as announcer with a series extending, walk-off home run, you're a shiatty announcer.

There's a difference between being excited and being a pandering homer. All the stuff before the home run call is ridiculous. They're rooting for a home run to happen. That's silly.

They're not as bad as the White Sox guys, who do things like yell "Stay fair! Stay fair!" on balls hit down the line.


You do understand that because they are doing radio, the only people listening are locals cheering for the home team right? And that the Cards most likely had their own radio guys? I don't understand getting upset about a local affiliate being excited for their own team. I've listened to away broadcasts of football and soccer games and while I get a bit perplexed at some of the obvious misses, I understand that they are just pandering to their viewers.
 
2012-10-12 01:53:13 PM
 
2012-10-12 01:59:29 PM

Stimied in a Rut: You do understand that because they are doing radio, the only people listening are locals cheering for the home team right? And that the Cards most likely had their own radio guys? I don't understand getting upset about a local affiliate being excited for their own team. I've listened to away broadcasts of football and soccer games and while I get a bit perplexed at some of the obvious misses, I understand that they are just pandering to their viewers.


As a matter of taste, I don't want to hear a homer rooting for the team. It's OK to get excited. In fact, it's necessary. But, to be rooting for the team in such an open manner is hackish. It's for amateurs. It sounds like the PA in a Little League game. Especially bad are the ones who say "we" and "us" and whatnot.

I already root for my team, I don't need a cheerleader.
 
2012-10-12 02:23:18 PM
JerseyTim: There's a difference between being excited and being a pandering homer. All the stuff before the home run call is ridiculous. They're rooting for a home run to happen. That's silly.

No, it isn't. National announcers shouldn't take sides. Home team announcers are an entirely different animal and market. People listening to radio broadcasts of baseball games are, by a huge majority, fans of the team. It's silly to think they're supposed to be neutral. If there's any local radio announcer who doesn't come across to a non-fan as homerish, I'd be surprised.
 
2012-10-12 02:25:44 PM
I couldn't listen to the call live because I was about 200 feet to Charlie's right watching it from the stands.
 
2012-10-12 02:28:37 PM
Bob Lamie is my homer and nothing will ever, ever beat "...and he fumbled the ffffreaking football...I tell yo-wha-wait! TOUCHDOWN!!"

/I don't need to tell you when this was.
 
2012-10-12 02:34:47 PM
This is probably Chariles best call.
 
2012-10-12 02:38:03 PM
and boom goes the dynamite
 
2012-10-12 02:42:25 PM

JerseyTim: Holy fark, talk about homers. They sound like two teenagers turning their hats inside out and holding on to their lucky glove.


Which is exactly what people want out of a team's local radio announcers. Their audience is 99% hard-core fans, and the announcers are supposed to act like fans too--if they aren't, then they won't be popular with their audience. They aren't supposed to be objective.

Anyway, I'm not a Nats fan or a fan of Werth (and in fact I hope the Cards win this NLDS), but damn, that was one helluva at-bat that Werth had there. What was it, 12 or 13 pitches, then he finishes it with a no-doubter walk-off blast? He--and the announcers--ought to be excited about it.
 
2012-10-12 02:48:34 PM
I despise the Nats. And their logo looks like the "W" in Walgreen's logo.
 
2012-10-12 02:54:58 PM

martissimo: I prefer the simple understatement of this one Link, "high fly ball to rightfield, she is(sss) gone!", and then nothing else but crowd noise for a good solid minute.

Vin is the man


Funny, but people bash Joe Buck when he does that in similar calls...
 
2012-10-12 02:55:20 PM

Daniels: No, it isn't. National announcers shouldn't take sides. Home team announcers are an entirely different animal and market. People listening to radio broadcasts of baseball games are, by a huge majority, fans of the team. It's silly to think they're supposed to be neutral. If there's any local radio announcer who doesn't come across to a non-fan as homerish, I'd be surprised.


I'm saying that I don't need that, even from my home team broadcast. I'd much rather hear a broadcaster who does a professional job and gets excited for the game than some hack who sounds like a parent in the stands with a camcorder taping their son's game.

Cyberluddite: Which is exactly what people want out of a team's local radio announcers. Their audience is 99% hard-core fans, and the announcers are supposed to act like fans too--if they aren't, then they won't be popular with their audience.


Those people are rubes.
 
2012-10-12 03:02:06 PM
Holy shiat those last three innings were fun to watch. 8 strikeouts and then an amazing catch by Desmond. Then Werth starts out 0-2. 11 pitches later...victory.
 
2012-10-12 03:13:55 PM
And now we have JWerth Riding Things

Love it. 

/Not mine, I swear
//Just find it hilarious
 
2012-10-12 03:15:37 PM
I'm not a fan of either team and I never get tired of listening to that stuff. Awesome.
 
2012-10-12 03:24:57 PM

IlGreven: Funny, but people bash Joe Buck when he does that in similar calls...


There was at least some emotion other than indifference in what Vin said.
 
2012-10-12 03:35:25 PM
So let's recap:

Nats win to force a game 5: Thread
O's win to force a game 5: Thread
Tigers win to advance to the LCS: Thread
Giants first NL team to come back from 0-2: No thread
 
2012-10-12 03:51:36 PM

neuroflare: IlGreven: Funny, but people bash Joe Buck when he does that in similar calls...

There was at least some emotion other than indifference in what Vin said.


if (vin == joe buck)
{
shoot_self();
}
 
2012-10-12 03:51:43 PM

Crewmannumber6: and boom goes the dynamite


I was in Anthony apartments on Ball State campus waiting on my wife to return from class when I saw this unfold on the Ball State closed circuit TV channel live. It was as uncomfortable for me to watch as it was for him to do it.
 
2012-10-12 03:56:27 PM
Didn't each series go to a 5th game? How many times has that happened?
 
2012-10-12 03:57:01 PM

marius2: Didn't each series go to a 5th game? How many times has that happened?


First time since they've gone to the divisional format that all four series have gone the distance.
 
2012-10-12 03:59:20 PM

rag819: marius2: Didn't each series go to a 5th game? How many times has that happened?

First time since they've gone to the divisional format that all four series have gone the distance.


Interesting, thanks for the quick reply/info!
 
2012-10-12 04:03:11 PM

JerseyTim: Stimied in a Rut: You do understand that because they are doing radio, the only people listening are locals cheering for the home team right? And that the Cards most likely had their own radio guys? I don't understand getting upset about a local affiliate being excited for their own team. I've listened to away broadcasts of football and soccer games and while I get a bit perplexed at some of the obvious misses, I understand that they are just pandering to their viewers.

As a matter of taste, I don't want to hear a homer rooting for the team. It's OK to get excited. In fact, it's necessary. But, to be rooting for the team in such an open manner is hackish. It's for amateurs. It sounds like the PA in a Little League game. Especially bad are the ones who say "we" and "us" and whatnot.

I already root for my team, I don't need a cheerleader.


Lighten Up Francis.
 
2012-10-12 04:14:55 PM
In my opinion, while Charlie and Dave are rooting for the Nats, it doesn't keep them from calling out the Nats when they do something wrong or acknowledging when the other side does something right. It is an intellectual homerism, if you will.
 
2012-10-12 05:25:43 PM

Hells_Nachos: So let's recap:

Nats win to force a game 5: Thread
O's win to force a game 5: Thread
Tigers win to advance to the LCS: Thread
Giants first NL team to come back from 0-2: No thread


East coast bias? Like about now when new threads stop until after 7 or 8pm
 
2012-10-12 05:42:24 PM

Wellon Dowd: In my opinion, while Charlie and Dave are rooting for the Nats, it doesn't keep them from calling out the Nats when they do something wrong or acknowledging when the other side does something right. It is an intellectual homerism, if you will.


Yeah, now the Redskins guys (Sonny & Sam), while hilarious, are the epitome of dumb homers.
 
2012-10-12 06:11:46 PM
I heard this live. Put a big smile on my face and turned around a shiatty day.
 
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