Minnesota Twins play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer wasn't messing around during last night's Twins/Dodgers game.
As rookie Luke Hughes stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 5th inning of a tied game, Bremer felt something all the way down in his plums that Hughes was about to put one in the seats. Fresh and juicy, ready for the picking [H/T BLS]:
Bremer: "Hughes hasn't homered since the end of April. I got a call here."
Bert Blyleven: "I like it."
Bremer: "I got a call."
Here's how it played out:
Notice how Bremer just calmly announces that the Twins are back on top? I bet he left Blyleven hanging, too. That's a man who is all business. Now, the "call" wasn't quite as sweet as Mike Blowers predicting the count, pitch, and location of a dude's first career home run, but this is still a hell of a call (assuming he didn't make 100 unsuccessful predictions leading up to this one). When you've watched thousands of games like Bremer has, it's possible you can develop a relatively successful gut for this sort of thing. It didn't let him or Twins fans down here.
If Johnson moves to FOX he'll be in the middle of the pecking order where Stockton, Brennaman, Rosen are currently. Between the three of these crews they will get their fair shareof attractive and less attractive games.
As much as I would like to see Gus doing more high caliber games (like taking a leading role at FOX) March Madness would not be the same without him. Gus' March Madness calls are so exciting, so electrifying... he himself brings a portion of the tournament's excitement, at least to me.
I know this blog is not a fan of Joe Buck; personally, he doesn't bother me. However, the rest of FOX's "talent" is terrible; they are all so boring and quite frankly poor broadcasters. I can't see Gus Johnson's exciting style fitting in well at FOX. (This is all in reference to the NFL.)