Chicago TV announcers...
As a Twins fan on the west coast, I have to rely on DirecTV's MLB package to see all my Twins games, which of course means I get every other baseball game being played, except Padre games. Occasionally (as today, Thu. 7/29) when the Twins are not playing, I am watching the White Soxgame with the hope that their opponent (Sea tonight, sigh) will somehow help the Twins by beating the White Sox.
I have held this belief for awhile now, but wanted to put it out there for my fellow Twins fans to comment on and let me know if I'm just being a total Homer or if there is any legitimacy to my following claim:
The White Sox announcers are the worst, most biased, asinine, annoying announcers in all of baseball. I realize that almost every team has "home" announcers. I also realize that all home announcers root to some degree for their home team, including Dick and Bert. But my contention is that the White Sox announcers go far and above the meager home town cheering of other announcers.
Whether its his "He Gone!" or his "Hell Yes", Ken Harrelson has to be the worst play-by-play man in the game today. He routinely over exaggerates White Sox plays and rarely gives other teams credit for making a good play. Even when he does credit the other team with doing something well, there is an obvious negative underetone. He just can't be objective, as I believe Mr Bremer does on a regular basis, and its beyond disgusting to listen to, regardless of whether the White Sox are winning or losing (when their winning, he's borderline giddy; when their losing he's depressed).
I actually don't have much of a comment for Darrin Jackson, because he has so little actual input into the broadcast. I will say that his voice is mind-numbingingly dorky.
So Twins Territory, I am just being a blind faith Twins fan in hating the White Sox announcers, or is there any agreement that the White Sox announcers are awful?
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