Mellow Dramatics

Two games in and there is no denying that the 2008 World Series is a close one between two teams who are relatively new to the national spotlight.  For the most part, the pitching has been excellent, the fundamentals have been executed and scores have been close.  But despite Joe Buck’s irritating methodology of forcefully over-dramatizing each and every word, this Phillies/Rays series has been putting me to sleep.

And I swear it’s not the booze this time. 

For some intangible reason, I just get the feeling that this World Series is somewhat inherently spurious.  Perhaps it’s the fake grass that rubs me the wrong way… or the cheeseball John Williams-like teaser music that makes me feel like dinosaurs will suddenly take the field… or maybe it really is that I’m sick and tired of Joe Buck, who turned his back on his demographic earlier this year and sullied one of the greatest names in the history of the game.

The good news is, I have a mute button; I will use it liberally.

And it’s Friday and Fridays are always awesome.  In fact, since it’s Friday and there’s no baseball today and we’re getting down to the wire in all things important (baseball and politics) and I’m feeling good about life and it’s raining but not snowing and Halloween is around the corner and North Korea hasn’t blown anyone up yet, I thought: what better way to celebrate than to enjoy a good old political dance-off:

If that didn’t make your day, nothing will.

Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.





  1. PAUL

    Who ever came up with the idea that Joe Buck is such a brilliant broadcaster that he’s not only the number one baseball voice but for football as well? I’m still trying to get past their attempt to have Buck host the pre-game show AND call the main game of the week by moving the whole set to wherever the game was. (Jimmy Johnson must’ve LOVED that.) If his last name were Joe Whatever, would he be in this position? And how much longer is Tim McCarver going to be the number one analyst? He should’ve been downgraded five years ago, but now the same script I’ve been hearing for the past twenty-five years isn’t just tiresome, it’s painful. It’s enough already. Time for some new blood. Ron Darling maybe?

  2. redstatebluestate

    I think Darling’s great, Prince. Buck bothers me way more than McCarver, but I have to agree that I’ve heard all the stock analysis I need to hear from now until I’m dead out of Tim’s mouth. It’s just Buck’s arrogance and self-aggrandizing nature that makes my skin crawl. His father wasn’t like that at all and you’re right, Paul, I gotta believe his father had a lot to do with his success. And Jane, Joe… that vid had me falling out of my seat laughing. “I’d tap that”??? Hilarious.


    Am I the only one who thinks John McCain cursed the Rays by calling them by their former name out loud at a rally the other day?

    Fine, call me superstitious, but if they lose this Series, you heard it from me on the MLBlogosphere first.

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