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On 6/5/2024 at 6:04 AM, Kyyle23 said:

I don’t know if you guys can tell, but there is 100 percent a restrictor plate that has been put in place, I think the producer is heavily involved on presentation now.  You could almost hear someone tell him to keep his s%*# together when Sosa hit his homer.

 

That was probably about the same time I said in the game thread that John calmed down a bit and was doing a decent job just calling the game.

 

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1 hour ago, greg775 said:

Stoney is a treasure. I'm pretty sure he's cut his social media tweeting (X'ing) quite a bit. Hasn't he pretty much stopped posting on X? That should tell us something right there. He can't post anything about this team without getting hammered by the responses. I mean the team is completely irrelevant and no post would make any sense unless it's extremely negative. He can't do that and keep his job. Like after last night he could post how bad Kopech is, but didn't. Or getting on a guy like Maldy for his inept at bats. Or bury Vaughn. He can't do that. So I believe he's stopped tweeting for the most part.

Steve Stone is a bitter has been.

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My beefs, in no real order:

Gives a lot of generic calls.  For example he'll do stuff like "2-1 on the batter". Come on John, I know this is TV but just give us the names, your producer can whisper it in your ear. He also repeats phrases, and this is part of the generic feeling, almost like a video game announcer. Every time the last two nights the Cubs scored he used "and the Sox' lead is cut to ____". OK, that's fine, use that once, use it twice, but not every single time the Cubs score. How about you throw in a "And the Cubs score 2 to make it a one run ballgame".

Ballwashes the Sox and players. This one doesn't need much explanation we got the Iraqi defense minister in the booth.

Constantly is mentioning how it's his "first". All this does is remind us how he's not familiar with the Sox, isn't familiar with the opposition, isn't familiar with being a everyday MLB play by play guy in general.

Absolutely never mentions any advanced stats. I appreciated that Jason would sometimes attempt it.

All in all it adds up to a guy that is just a constant reminder of how excellence or even competence isn't required to work on the South Side.

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2 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

Steve Stone is a bitter has been.

He’s a company man now.  He is milking that gig of his.  He knows he can get away with being a dick to his partner and take “convenient” breaks from west coast trips.

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3 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

The Blackhawks basically just fired and replaced their PbP guy today.  That isn't going to help out John one bit.

Would JR be in charge of this process or would the new network get the final say?

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Just now, southsider2k5 said:

Technically this is a network hire, but since the teams own the network...

I think JR would be too lazy and cheap to pay Schriffen to leave and also look for and pay a new guy.  Just like the Getz hire in which he interviewed zero other candidates for the job.  A job which is way more important than a broadcaster job.  JR wants a yes man that he can control.  Schriffen is most definitely that guy in the booth.

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  • 5 weeks later...

I totally missed him doing the “growl” on the Robert HR, and while I have probably been one of his loudest critics, it was so stupid, so weird….I loved it. Credit is deserved where it’s due, and loved that call. 

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1 minute ago, Tony said:

I totally missed him doing the “growl” on the Robert HR, and while I have probably been one of his loudest critics, it was so stupid, so weird….I loved it. Credit is deserved where it’s due, and loved that call. 

I will also chime in that the AdEEEEEEEEEEos made me laugh.

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In the second Marlins game, talked about what a great day Benintendi was having on his birthday. True, the guy had two hits, but one was an infield dribbler off the end of his bat. He then grounded out to second. So, on his birthday, Benintendi got one ball out of the infield in three at-bats. Then he butchered a play in left. Schriffen is so annoying.

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I view Scrhiff as a hyperactive young kid that drives you nuts.

In this lost season I cannot stop laughing listening to the disdain for Schriff.  I am loving it, South Side Stand Up!

More Schriff disdain please, I find it very entertaining, much more than the everyday Jerry Reinsdorf hate  :)

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