There weren’t a whole lot of games on
yesterday, so I’m going to focus less on the individual games and players and
more on those wonderful people who bring us the inside info on our favorite
game: the analysts. There are all
sorts of analysts and commentators, from those on the local sports channels to
the big-time, national show anchors.
It has come to my attention lately that there are certain analysts who
are not held in high regard. A
long time ago, people started bashing Steve Phillips, and while I kind of felt
bad for him at the start, it has come to my attention that he really does stink
at it. I’m sure he knows a lot
about baseball after spending several years as the Mets’ GM, but he seems to
have a hard time translating that to TV.
So, my question for you: who is the best
analyst today? I know many of you
are partial to your local announcers.
But, I’m also interested to know your thought about some of the national
guys. What makes them good or bad?
Also, congrats to Randy Johnson for getting
his 298th win last night.
He might not pitch like he did 10 or 15 years ago, but here’s to hoping
he picks up the 300th soon.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how we might see fewer 300-game
winners in the future, but Randy Johnson seems to be a lock. The final countdown to his 300th is in full swing.
And speaking of countdowns, I’ve started a countdown for the days until I can join them: 30. There’s a full schedule of games on
today, so they’ll create some nice background noise for my studying. Enjoy the games, everyone!