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JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by Bobbert » Sun May 02, 2021 6:29 pm

Trophyhead wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:08 am
I met Jim on the Tigers Winter Caravan in '93, when he was joining the PASS broadcast crew. Can't recall now if he replaced Marty Adler, shared color commentary with Jim Northrup, but, there he was. I had seen him do College World Series games on ESPN and began our interview conversation in that regard. He answered the questions well enough, was complimentary in our departure and, since we carried the Tigers where I worked, his comments got mixed in with those I gained from Sparky Anderson, Travis Fryman, John Doherty, Mike "Give me 22 minutes, and I'll give you an appearance" Moore, etc.

That was then, and this, now, is "Wow." I can count on "that young man" coming from his mouth in the first five minutes of any game action, it has also degenerated to nearly every safety struck being a "buggy whip." I mean, all indications are that the Tigers are going to suck this year, unless a sea change occurs in the offense, so do we have to listen to that which comes from Ol' Jim, while we suffer the result?
Around the same time, I saw Jim Price at Tiger Stadium when I was visiting with the Mayo Smith Society. He was the team's community relations director. He spoke like an "insider" who knew that he had a secure place in the Tigers organization. And he was right.


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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by DAC » Mon May 03, 2021 1:02 am

deadend wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 5:58 pm
Jim Price really ruined the 2006-2012 resurgence that the Tigers had. For the first time in about 15 years they were generating a lot of excitement and new fans. Jim Price sucked the life out of every broadcast and took exciting moments and ruined it by his monotone “wow”, “the art of pitching”, “nice area”, eating on the air and random, inappropriate laughter.
I think that the best example of this is what I would call the hallmark of the Tigers resurgence; the home run by Magglio Ordonez that put the Tigers into the world series in 2006. That is constantly replayed, and instead of just letting Dickerson make what would be a historic call, you hear Price in the background saying "wow," completely ruining the moment.



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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by Bobbert » Mon May 03, 2021 5:05 pm

DAC wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:02 am
deadend wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 5:58 pm
Jim Price really ruined the 2006-2012 resurgence that the Tigers had. For the first time in about 15 years they were generating a lot of excitement and new fans. Jim Price sucked the life out of every broadcast and took exciting moments and ruined it by his monotone “wow”, “the art of pitching”, “nice area”, eating on the air and random, inappropriate laughter.
I think that the best example of this is what I would call the hallmark of the Tigers resurgence; the home run by Magglio Ordonez that put the Tigers into the world series in 2006. That is constantly replayed, and instead of just letting Dickerson make what would be a historic call, you hear Price in the background saying "wow," completely ruining the moment.


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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by Realist » Mon May 03, 2021 5:34 pm

DAC wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:02 am
deadend wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 5:58 pm
Jim Price really ruined the 2006-2012 resurgence that the Tigers had. For the first time in about 15 years they were generating a lot of excitement and new fans. Jim Price sucked the life out of every broadcast and took exciting moments and ruined it by his monotone “wow”, “the art of pitching”, “nice area”, eating on the air and random, inappropriate laughter.
I think that the best example of this is what I would call the hallmark of the Tigers resurgence; the home run by Magglio Ordonez that put the Tigers into the world series in 2006. That is constantly replayed, and instead of just letting Dickerson make what would be a historic call, you hear Price in the background saying "wow," completely ruining the moment.
Completely and totally agree.

I was at that game but have heard the radio replay of that moment numerous times. He sounds like an absolute dolt, both then and now, saying WOW at that time. Always interjecting needlessly


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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by atariboy » Mon May 03, 2021 7:16 pm

The product on the field is so historically awful that I find I don’t even care how bad Price is. Sell the team, Chris.



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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by Mega Hertz » Mon May 03, 2021 9:44 pm

God damn. I remember watching that. It was not one of the happier times in my life. Just lost a close relative, was holding out hope with a girl that was an absolute wreck, started a new job I wasn't so keen on...and watching that gave me some much needed happiness. Just a damn shame what happened in the WS. We may not see that again for a while.

Jim Price: Wow. Nice area.


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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by Steve B » Tue May 04, 2021 6:52 pm

DAC wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 1:47 am
originalzzmfmjock wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:39 am
...We're the customer in this situation, it makes NO DIFFERENCE what Price did in a previous job that few people ever achieve. There are even fewer MLB announcers than there are ballplayers. Are we supposed to put up with this incompetence because he has the job while we, again the customers, don't?...
Actually the advertisers are the customers, the team & radio stations are the sellers, and the listeners are the products. When we're attending the games, then we become the customers.



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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by format this » Tue May 04, 2021 7:46 pm

After following this thread since it’s debut, I am so happy to have Pat Hughes and Ron Santo on my radios… and now Pat and Ron (Coomer).


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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by DAC » Wed May 05, 2021 1:20 am

Steve B wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:52 pm
DAC wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 1:47 am
originalzzmfmjock wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:39 am
...We're the customer in this situation, it makes NO DIFFERENCE what Price did in a previous job that few people ever achieve. There are even fewer MLB announcers than there are ballplayers. Are we supposed to put up with this incompetence because he has the job while we, again the customers, don't?...
Actually the advertisers are the customers, the team & radio stations are the sellers, and the listeners are the products. When we're attending the games, then we become the customers.
I understand what you are saying, but I ultimately disagree. Who are the would-be customers for these advertisers?



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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by CurlyHoward » Thu May 06, 2021 2:25 pm

On today's broadcast, any mention of how Cabrera is sitting because he's hitting even worse than albert Pujols who just has been released?

Nope it's "haha the Minnesota Twins sure are underachieving aren't they"



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Re: JIM PRICE STINKS !!!

Post by WOHO » Thu May 06, 2021 3:02 pm

I'm worried that Mig Cabrera is in danger of destroying his .300+ lifetime batting average if he has 3-4 crap years with the Tigers? It might be to his HOF advantage to be remembered as the last Triple Crown batting Winner and retire while his average is still above 0.300; plus, I think he has surpassed Babe Ruth's hits count, hasn't he? How does his home run count compare to Kaline, who retired one homer too early? (probably hit more, but they didn't count because of games called, rainouts, etc).
And back on topic, did Ernie and Paul have grandchildren, who might possess the rare "How to Call A Baseball Game on the Radio" GENE?



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