I think it's been pretty well established that he's not eating on the air, so he should get a pass on that one. If George Kell or Ernie Harwell wound up making those sounds into the mic for similar reasons, we would have forgiven them in a heartbeat (although, I think both of those guys most definitely knew when to step down). However, you are right on all other counts. I was stuck in a friend's car today for a good portion of the game, and the things you mentioned rang out loud and clear. Has anyone else noticed that Dan actually does most of the analysis, and Jim just confirms what he says? Examples:deadend wrote:Andy Sipowicz wrote:The late Scott B.? Well, a dead guy couldn't be worse than Price!
He needs to go. The eating on the air, the constant repeating of terrible catch phrases "wow", "nice area", "the art of pitching", "right, Dan. That's right", etc is just indicative of him not knowing what's going on. He relies on these phrases because he has no insight whatsoever. He kills the broadcasts. He sucks the joy out of every exciting moment every time he opens his yap to say his deadpan "wow", laugh his fake laugh at inappropriate times, or his heavy breathing in the mic and eating on the air.
Dan: The Rays have been relying too much on the fastball to Kinsler.
Dan: They've thrown mainly fastballs to Ian in this series, and they shouldn't do that as hot as he's been.
<Kinsler hits his 200th HR>
Dan "It's a DEEP FLY BALL! THIS IS A NO <Jim interrupts: Wow!> DOUBTER. THIS BALL IS <Jim Interrupts: WOW!!> GONE! Ian Kinsler with his <Jim Interrupts: That was deep!> 200th career Home run, off the <Jim Interrupts: did that hit the...> CATWALK!
It's just bad. And I don't feel like an "asshole" for pointing that out. Let's give Dan a game solo in the booth and see how it sounds. Jim could be an excellent ambassador for the Tigers and their many charity causes, if he gets over the need to sound smart and goes for sincere.