CavalierEternal: Hawk Harrelson is on the list, thus invalidating it.
SurfaceTension: I can't quibble with that list. Scully is #1, my Reds' Marty Brennaman got the nod about where he should have at #15, and no egregious omissions.
FrancoFile: But where is Nuxhall? He and Brennaman were a fantastic team; listening to them growing up, they were as much a part of the Big Red Machine of the 70s as Morgan and Bench and Rose were.
Generation_D: Here's mine:1) Harry Caray2) Jack Buck3) Bob Uecker4) Ernie Harwell5) Dave Niehaus6) Denny Mathews7) Joe Tait8) Vin Scully9) Mike Shannon10) Vince LloydMost of these are for their radio work a long time ago. I don't rate the current generation of announcers much at all. TV ruined true baseball announcing. East Coast very underrepresented on this list, because everyone else's list will do the opposite.
NakedReporta: Did I hear my name?
brightsun66: List needs Mike Shannon.
Generation_D: 5) Dave Niehaus
steamingpile: Not giving BR the clicks but if Joe Buck is on that list but not Ernie Johnson or Skip Carey then the list is complete shiat.
johnny_vegas: Long drive, deep left field....that ball is OUTTA HERE! Home run, Michael Jack Schmidt!
machoprogrammer: How did Ron Santo even make honorable mention? He was awful. A random homeless guy would've done better (and sound the same).Uecker should be higher, too.
Bareefer Obonghit: I'd rather watch my parents' honeymoon video than any game Joe Buck us announcing.
The Bestest: steamingpile: Not giving BR the clicks but if Joe Buck is on that list but not Ernie Johnson or Skip Carey then the list is complete shiat.1) Ernie Johnson is mediocre on a good day at baseball2) likely not included for bias reasons, as Johnson works for TBS.. who owns b/r
Shrugging Atlas: steamingpile: Not giving BR the clicks but if Joe Buck is on that list but not Ernie Johnson or Skip Carey then the list is complete shiat.If Buck makes the Top 25 anything then the list sucks regardless of who he beat out.
Super Chronic: Generation_D: 5) Dave NiehausThe omission of Niehaus makes the list an abject miserable failure. I don't care to pile on the Joe Buck hate, but it boggles the mind that there exists an actual person who would rank Joe Buck higher than Dave Niehaus as a baseball announcer.
oryx: Joe Buck, Bob Costas, Yuck. And who the hell is Jon Sciambi?
mikaloyd: A slideshow? Really?
RobDownSouth: FTA: 'Someone is already going to look at a list of 25 names and see that Skip Caray isn't one of them and probably decide to stop reading right now. 'That'd be me.C'mon man, the guy invented the phrase "Chopper to Chipper!"
Mid_mo_mad_man: brightsun66: List needs Mike Shannon.No.
Lionel Mandrake: He's an idiot for not putting Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow in the Top 25.
Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Kalas at 2 and Scully at 1 is dead-on. Joe Buck belongs nowhere near this list.
Delawheredad: Ralph Kiner as an honorable mention? The man was a malaprop machine. Once he got his OWN NAME WRONG and introduced himself as "Ron Kiner" I remember watching Mets telecasts as a kid just to laugh my ass off at how bad Kiner was.Phil Rizzuto? The man is one of the least qualified Hall of Fame inductees as a player and is ONLY remembered as an announcer for being in "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" He was better in his Money Store advertisements then he ever was in the broadcast boothHarry Caray I've heard Harry Call a ball game. It was so bad I wanted the commit Hari Kari afterwordsHow can you leave out By Saam? The guy had a great southern accent, not as pronounced as Red Barber's and called more losing games than any announcer in history. He never called a winning season yet he made every game interesting. He also got away with stuff to see if fans were paying attention to the game a great line of his was "That play again for all you guys scoring in bed was ..."
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Hank Greenwald belongs in the top five. Not a Giants fan, but he was mind-stimulatingly brilliant.Also missing: Bill King, although he was better known for Raiders football, and Ol' Diz, Jay Hannah Dean. He was once castigated during the Depression, by a fan for using the slang word "ain't". His reply was, "A lot of folks who don't say "ain't" ain't eatin'."
danieljay: I need a Twins fan to tell me if I'm crazy, but Herb Carneal deserves to be in the top ten. Didn't even make honorable mention?
Dafatone: We may be the Mets, but at least we have the best announcing crew not named Vin Scully.
Joe_diGriz: Dafatone: We may be the Mets, but at least we have the best announcing crew not named Vin Scully.As a Philly fan, let me say:I fully believe that the Mets have the best radio-TV combo in the business. Our radio guys (Franske and Anderson) are probably about equal, but your TV guys are so far above ours that it's embarrassing. Heck, if the Mets are playing an afternoon game, I'll sometimes turn on the radio while driving home (the benefits of living in Central Jersey), just to listen to them, even if I don't particularly care about the outcome.It sucks that they're getting kicked off WFAN in favor of the Yankees, though. Which station are they ending up at?
Mr_Juche: danieljay: I need a Twins fan to tell me if I'm crazy, but Herb Carneal deserves to be in the top ten. Didn't even make honorable mention?Yeah, Old Herb should definitely been on the list.
deadsanta: The fact that Joe Buck makes the list but Dennis Eckersley isn't even on the honorable mentions just pisses me off. Ecks is hilarious, and has coined more absurdly fitting baseball terms, including the "walk off", than anyone I've ever heard.He's also got more insight into pitching and an utter disregard for his own career that make for some amazingly pointed and on-target criticism.
Crewmannumber6: No Matt Vaskersian? I am disappoint.
skullkrusher: WWOR 710AM
Fear the Clam: Vin Scully is boring. If I wanted to hear an old man rambling all by himself about sports I'd visit my father in the home. Anyone who thinks "he's the man" is just patronizing the old bugger. Yes, you're nostalgic. Don't pretend you wouldn't give him up for a couple of blonde sideline commentator babes.
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