One thing on which Sox and Yankees Fans Can Agree…
Written on September 19, 2007 at 3:47 pm, by Eric Cressey
While Red Sox and Yankees fans were clearly at odds during this past weekend’s series, as usual, there was one thing on which they could agree: Tim McCarver is still the worst sports commentator in television history.
Listening to McCarver makes me wish that audio was never invented for TV; I’d rather watch a game in silence than listen to him. As a Sox fan, listening to Jerry Remy – a guy who knows the game inside and out – every night and then having to hear McCarver babble like a drunk chimpanzee on weekends is like going from a Boston Pops show to your third cousin’s first clarinet recital. In both latter cases, you know you have to listen, but you still want to cut your eardrums out with a rusty butter knife.
At this point, I’m pretty sure that it’s going to take a phone call of complaints from McCarver’s own relatives to get him off the air. Then again, they probably disowned him already, so I bet it’s out of the question. Still, McCarver family, if you are listening, do the right thing.