Tuesday night's All Star Game was unwatchable. An 8-0 exhibition baseball game falls somewhere between the Pro Bowl and racewalking for excitement value. But that's just me. At least we can all be in agreement that it'll be nice to turn the page from the thrilling R.A. Dickey/Matt Cain debate and Tony La Russa returning from the shadows.
And then there was another element working against the All-Star Game - Tim McCarver. McCarver's popularity is perhaps only matched by Chris Berman, and we just happen to be blessed with them on back-to-back nights during MLB's All-Star break. And people wonder why baseball isn't attracting younger fans.
I'm becoming more and more convinced that Joe Buck (who I grew to like during last year's NFL Playoffs) would be much more palatable for baseball fans were it not for McCarver. I'm sure Tim McCarver was once a fine broadcaster, at least before I achieved cognitive development, but his time has passed him by.
McCarver provided his usual slew of oddball commentary for the All-Star Game including his amazement at "new" baseball terminology, putting teams in wrong divisions, and "buggy-whipping." At least this time no charities were harmed. As always, these are Real Tweets from Real People...no comments