OT: 6-12-12 World Series Preview Tigers vs Cubs

Submitted by Blue boy johnson on June 12th, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Tigers flashing leather early. Good sign?

Comments

ckersh74

June 12th, 2012 at 8:29 PM ^

The Cubs shitcanned their hitting coach today. 

And the field at Wrigley Field does look awful. I'd quit having concerts there for a while. 

ckersh74

June 12th, 2012 at 8:41 PM ^

Going back to that conversation this past weekend, I'd rather have Dickerson and Price than Rizz and Rathbun. I don't need to hear R&R tell us that "Gee, the Tigers dropped a 14-2 heartbreaker to the Sweet Valley High School Raiders. We'll be right back to look at the happy totals right after this." 

The best thing they did was take the PBP away from Price. He was brutal there. If they keep him to short comments, he does quite well, and he's been quite blunt this season about things he has seen out of the Tigers. 

Listening to some others (the White Sox radio guys, and the Indians' Tom Hamilton come to mind immediately), I think we've got it pretty good here. 

ckersh74

June 12th, 2012 at 8:46 PM ^

Too much Hawk Harrelson-type commentary (note: I find him to be a completely unprofessional hack who needs the living shit kicked out of him).

Every homer from Mark McGwire or Ken Griffey Jr. was a little wind-blown pop fly that just happened to creep up into the 23rd row of the upper deck, and every Gary Pettis homer that barely got out was a rocket that almost knocked down Tiger Stadium all by itself. 

ckersh74

June 12th, 2012 at 8:51 PM ^

I liked Dickerson back in the day when he did Michigan football games, too. I guess that's what got me hooked on him. He seemed to be a natural replacement for Ernie when it was time.

When they were auditioning TV guys a few years ago, the one I really liked was Darrell Evans. I liked what he had to say, he made sense, but he mumbled too much. Had he been more vocal and a little more emphatic, he could have been wonderful. 

MichFan1997

June 12th, 2012 at 8:54 PM ^

with his 7th home run of the season already and he's only in his 40th game. Walks a decent amount too. Amazing how immediately he's fit in at the MLB level.

Blue boy johnson

June 12th, 2012 at 9:05 PM ^

Not trying to thread jack but.... What is the worst commercial that runs on FSD during Tiger games? All the Bernstein commercials are bad, but I think Rod Allen's Ace commercial has to be the worst. The worst Bernstein commercial is the one when the visually impaired Bernstein talks about what a great guy his brother is. Horrible commercial

bacon1431

June 12th, 2012 at 10:19 PM ^

Is it just me or has the home plate ump been epically bad tonight? Just because the pitcher doesn't hit the catcher's target does not mean it is a ball.

alwaystrueblue

June 12th, 2012 at 10:37 PM ^

watching Coke pitch.  He spits 5,847 times every outing and the camera has to catch almost all of them.

At least tonight they are showing the far shot of him and we dont have to see that.

 

Vivz

June 12th, 2012 at 11:12 PM ^

Peralta fucks up but doesn't get helped by Ump as it looks like Santiago was on bag.
Also similar looking play and he goes to 1st insteada 2nd and pulls Prince off the bag (didnt see replay? looked close). Result: 1 run for the cubs Not Cokes Fault.

WMUgoblue

June 12th, 2012 at 11:23 PM ^

Defense isn't going to win us any games but they certainly can't continue to lose them for us. Ugly ugly display in the bottom of the 8th there.

Vivz

June 12th, 2012 at 11:25 PM ^

Fuck. We're going to lose a series to the fuckin cubs. Porcello is getting drunk right now realizing he needs to become a strikeout pitcher.