The Radio Broadcast


I really do wish that the Giants broadcast team would disassociate their collective selves from David Fleming. I’m certain that I want him gone because I’m from a different generation, and view baseball radio announcers as something other than whining, nit-picking, depressing, overly-critical, children who don’t appear to have a decent grip of the game.

Or maybe it’s because he peppers his diatribes with the word “literally”.

Irritating. Literally irritating.

I’m also certain that the radio broadcast managers are happy with him. I don’t know why that is, but I’m sure that they are.

I catch the games on Sirius Radio, so I’m stuck with him unless I re-subscribe to MLB.TV, which won’t likely happen. The problem with MLB.TV is their insistence in abandoning fans like me in favor of younger fans. Problem being that the younger fans aren’t really baseball fans. They’re highlight fans. Home Runs. Spectacular Catches. Facebook TV. YouTube broadcasts.

Baseball is to professional sports as fishing is to the outdoors. You’ve got to be able to enjoy the ride without an expectation of success when you’re finished.

That’s why it’s called “fishing” and not “catching”.

If you want to fish, go to a river. If you want to catch, go to the supermarket.

If you’re interested in watching baseball, watch baseball.

If you're interested in highlights, stick to the NBA. Ya’ know, I can barely spit out the initials “NBA” without throwing up in my throat a little.

But I digress. The Giants broadcast team is better without Fleming than with him.

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