If there is one downside to the internet these days, it's trolling. Social media has made it all the more prolific. Everyone does it, whether intentionally or not. The more high profile the person, the more often they will deal with trolls on the interwebs. We can side step the obvious jealousy issues and just hunker down and accept the fact that this form of "communication" is not going away.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions and to freely express them if they so choose. However, it is key to be accurate. You can, for example, hate the things Joe Buck is saying during the Yankees vs. Red Sox game. Just make sure it is, in fact, Buck who is behind the mic.
On Saturday, Buck was getting ripped left and right for his comments... except they were coming from Fox's Kenny Albert. Buck was assigned to a preseason NFL game on Sunday and therefore not in Boston or a broadcast booth:
Buck certainly wins a point back from the internet with his tweet - it's hard to argue with the man on this one. If people feel THAT negative about an announcer but don't even bother to remember what he sounds like, they should hold off on blasting angry 140-character messages. If you can't tell the difference between Buck and Albert on the air, well... we can't help you.
Also, the man can't win - it appears those who thought he was calling the game were angry no matter what he said: unfortunately a common occurence announcers have to deal with. Too many fans think a certain announcer is biased against their team for no other reason than vast conspiracy theories that aren't worth anything.
Side note: I'd much rather call a Yankees-Red Sox game than a random preseason NFL game, but that's neither here nor there.
Joe.... why are you such a biased bitter man ? So very tired of your announcing and sure wish that the NFL would give you the 'boot' out the door !! Listening to the Seahawks vs 49ers.... you keep referring to Packers in a rather negative way ...hey they won today and just do what you are being paid to do ..announce for the current game !! Announce for Baseball and stay out of NFL !!!
Realize he doesn't want to be biased towards his home town, St. Louis, but he has avoided that so much that he downgrades the Cards. When they win it certainly because the opposing team had a bad night, certainly not that the Cardinals are a better team. His father is probably turning over in his grave.
His last name rhymes with suck. What does that tell you? I hate his biased announcing, his mono tone voice and his peanut shaped head. When he's announcing baseball I always tune in our local radio station to tune him out.
Yes, Joe Buck does at times seem biased toward or against certain teams. He can be very negative and seemingly unknowledgeable. My biggest complaint against him is that his voice is beyond annoying and is monotone. Isn't one of the criteria for announcers to have a pleasing voice? PLEASE!!!
The best way to "fight back" would be to understand the game he is calling.
He is passable doing baseball...but after all these years he still lacks enough knowledge to be calling NFL games.
I don't know Joe Buck, never met him and probably never will so I can't say anything about his personality. Having said that, I have listened to him over the years (not necessarily out of want) and I just can't stand his voice. If he was doing regional coverage that's one thing but to not only be the national voice for baseball but also football?
In regards to the last sentence of the article, the trip from Boston to East Rutherford is grueling and no human being should be expected to make the trip with only 25 hours to spare.
Not sure why everyone piles on announcers. Nobody seems to approve of anyone in the booth these days. It's bizarre.
My bad. Actually 24 hours. The point is no reason the #1 announcer for MLB and NFL could not have done both games.
@tonyc Tonyc it could also do with the fact that Kenny Albert did PBP for the FOX NFL Preseson game between the Tampa Bay Bucanneers a New England Patriots on Friday night too, because after that game he wouldn't have to drive that far to broadcast the MLB game between the New York Yankees at Boston Redsox on Saturday afternoon!!!