Friday, May 27, 2011
Tom McCarthy: I feel bad ripping him because I understand he's a hell of a nice guy, but the problem is he's a hell of a terrible broadcaster. I listen to him and I want to fall asleep. Sure, some of that is the Phillies offense, but even when they're hitting, he makes me want to turn on the old school rap station.
Posted by bleh at 6:10 AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Here's an article by Joshua Folck from LeHigh Valley Live criticizing the Phillies broadcast booth. Although he is way too generous in describing TMac's broadcasting ability, at least it's good to see him being criticized in print... or blog text or whatever. He also says Franzke does a great job and should get TV time.
"Philadelphia Phillies broadcast crew doesn't match team's success"
Tom McCarthy, the play-by-play man on TV for the Phillies, has a great broadcasting voice and shows a lot of excitement throughout the games. However, sometimes it feels as if McCarthy gets more excited for the promos than he does the action on the field. I'm not sure how many more "New York Life's Safe and Secure" at second base ads I can take.
The major issue for McCarthy might be he talks too much. Great baseball announcers, like Kalas, allow the game to breathe on TV and don't talk every second. It seems like McCarthy needs to comment on everything happening on-camera, whether it's a fan eating ice cream or the ball girl chasing after a foul ball. Sometimes McCarthy should just let the sights and sounds of the game speak for themselves.
Posted by bleh at 1:27 AM