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A couple final season notes… Miller and Flemming , homers that they are, seemed very upset as Arizona clinched the NL pennant against them 9 /23. Miller took a shot at Arizona fans for failing to sell out the park by 3,000 (Arizona is a much smaller market than SanFrancisco. Several times he commented on Arizona’s ‘peculiar’ ‘resort’ in center field , where the players celebrated clinching the pennant against the Giants, in the pool, rather than ‘ circling the stadium giving ‘high fives’ to the fans.’
So., the ‘wows’ and ‘indeeds’ and umpire criticism are silenced for the winter. Can’t say as I’ll miss it. Like the giants’ players, their announcers are quite the ‘homers’ over-rated, which I’m sure the non-Giants baseball fans would agree with Personally, I’m glad to see Arizona bust their pompous chops. Where across the bay, A’s announcers would suggest that players must overlook blown calls by umpires, the Giants announcers spent so much time harping on them- as if umpire calls ONLY go against the Giants – when they could have been telling some interesting sidelights ala Viu Scully…. Sayanara ‘Hall of Famer’ and ‘Flem’. The real Hall of Famer, Bill King, who never sought the national spotlight on the quiet side of the Bay, is still missing from the Hall. At least Kruko got more ‘real’ towards the end, finally getting after his hometown boys, the worst hitting team in the league and the worst to ever win, er, back into a World Series. Guillen and his bag of tricks are long gone and the real Giants are showing. No dynasty for these boys.
And, a sad demonstration by Giant’s corporate ownership to end the season- effectively firing head man and good guy Bill Newcomb (sp), who was instrumental in bringing the Giants a world series, though tarnished as it was (in this writers opinion) with steroid users (more to it than you know and was ever reported in the papers… but that’s another story, Jose Guillen and the boys, we’ve touched on elsewhere. Kudos to Newcomb for standing tall. Brickbats to Baer and Sabean for playing the corporate, money line ((Sabean consistently has gone after former – and current(?) – steroid users, ala Guillen, Mota, Tejada, etc that other teams wouldn’t touch after blowing it with trades and overpaying washed up players (Zito, Rowand, Huff, Ross, etc. etc. We’re now told that Sabean only took on Cody Ross, who had the one ‘magic’ month that propelled the Giants to the Series more than anyone, after Guillen was cut from the team by the leqgue after getting steroids thru the mail. And, we can go on about that ‘magic’ month for not only Ross but the entire team-interestingly coming just after acquiring Guillen and his ‘bag of tricks.’
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We talked recently about the SF Giants sinking back to their true reality, the worst hittin team in baseball. If you listen to the Giants announcer, they seem to be following suite. Rather than announcers, they might be characterized as the ‘Giatns radio cheering section. Messeurs Fleeming, ‘Kru’ and thje “hall of Famer’ Miller seem to constantly be urgint eh Giants on, to little avail in recent days. They seem to spend much of their time complaining about the the bad breaks the Giants get, the injuries and especially the umpires and how they make bad calls on the Giants but not their opponents. And, their announcing prowess is sprinkled with cliches. We should nickname Flemming ‘ Big time’ and Miller ‘Indeed’ or ‘Wow’ or ‘Just Like That’ orany number of other over-used terms. And then there’s Miller’s pregnant pauses, eg ‘Your (pause) Giants’ (pause) announcers’ Does he think he’s cute? The Giants are said to have one of the best announcing teams. I don’t think so. The A’s , who could use some ‘homers’ more than the Giants have a much better announcing staff, who better use their time to discuss topics of interest other than the bad breaks of the team.
The big culprit of the Giants is ownership. They are the ones who do everything in a calculating way, ie win at any cost, including not considering letting the Oakland A’s exploring a move to ‘their’ territory in San Jose (which is kind of crarzy as they would have the Eastbay market pretty much their own if the A’s moved to San Jose. It’s ta team not hesitant to pick up prior known steroid users that other teams won’t touch.
Am then there’s Kruko, who is over the top at defending the Giants, though of late I think he is finally realizing he’s been making a fool of himself believing the Giants are a good team.
A couple final season notes… Miller and Flemming , homers that they were seemed very upset as Arizona clinched the NL pennant against them. Miller took a shot at Arizona for failing to sell out the park by 3,000 in a much smaller market. Several times he commented on Arizona’s ‘peculiar’ ‘resort’ in center field , where the players clebrated in the pool, criticizing them for not ‘ circling the stadium fans.
So., the ‘wows’ and ‘indeeds’ and umpire criticsm are silenced for the winter. Can’t say as I’ll miss it. Like the giants’ players, their announcers are quite over-rated, which I’m sure the non-giuants baseball fans would agree with. Where across the bay, A’s announcers would suggest that players must overllook blown calls by umpires, the Giants announcers spent so much time harping on them when they could have been telling some interesting sidelights ala Viu Scully…. Sayanara Miller and flemming. At least Kruko got more ‘real’ towards the end, finally setting aside all his former Giants kudos.
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