Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

More Twitter goodness

When Tom McCarthy laughs, I contemplate pointing a nail gun down my throat & duck taping the trigger down #truestory #philliesFri Jun 24 01:49:27 via Twitter for Android

I hate Tom McCarthy. Makes every fly-out sound like a homer.Sun Jun 26 01:04:15 via web

Tom McCarthy has a laugh like a deranged serial killerSun Jun 26 00:28:27 via SocialScope

Would not b sad if TomMcCarthy took a line drive in the trachea his voice annoys me. most boring person ever bring back LA #philliesFri Jun 24 02:09:21 via Twitter for iPhone

@phillyjim76 Tom McCarthy is #HORRIBLE. Its like watching a really bad local D3 football broadcast.Thu Jun 23 01:00:10 via web

#watchingPhilliesonmute - Because Tom McCarthy SUCKSWed Jun 22 00:42:06 via web

Friday, May 27, 2011

TMac makes "worst announcers" list


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.

Please stop screaming the word "gone" at me

Note that I could have put about 100 of these together since his home run calls are almost all the same, but here are four from the last week.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Twitterers love TMac.

I absolutely can not stand tom mccarthySat Apr 23 02:21:49 via √úberSocial

Tom McCarthy you don't have 2 b talking all the time!! Really you don't. #PhilliesSun Apr 24 20:49:05 via Twitter for iPhone

Tom McCarthy is NOT a major league level announcer. He calls games like he's hawking shit on QVC.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Tom McCarthy has a creepy laughTue Apr 26 02:54:18 via Plume

the only reason id want to hang out with Tom McCarthy is to see if he makes bad segues in everyday conversations like he does on broadcastsTue Apr 26 02:01:51 via TweetDeck

I hear JC Penny may start selling "The Tom McCarthy Collection". HOW ABOUT THAAAAAT?Sun Apr 24 00:30:00 via TweetDeck

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Another article criticizing TMac (et al)

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.

Full article:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

He's Back!

Found on Youtube: