Re: Buck and Mccarver sound so distraught over SOX win
posted at 10/15/2013 12:51 PM EDT
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
Just nonsense. I'm sorry but it is. There is absolutely no basis for assuming announcers have a bias against a particular team. If anything, Fox should favor the Sox because we are likely to bring in higher ratings for the WS.
Unless you were blind, you had to see in both games 1 and 2 that the story was the complete dominance of the Tigers starters Sanchez and Scherzer. The Tigers set a playoff record for the most K's in two games, 32. Sanchez had 12 in 6 innings, and the bullpen had 5 more in the last 3 innings. Plus we got one scratch single by Nava. If you were't talking about the dominance of the Tigers pitching for the entire first 16 innings of this ALCS, you were blind and deaf. Then the 8th inning rally in game 2 swept in like a tornado with absolutely no warning. Every Red Sox fan in the entire RSN was as astounded as the Fox announcers must have been.
As for Joe West, I don't like him because he is a prima donna, but I thought he called one of his better games in game 1. He was not the problem. Sanchez and his assortment of 6 different pitches, including a 95-96 mph fastball, was the problem.
For as much as the Tigers pitchers dominated, the Sox still had a great chance to tie it up in the 9th in game one and perhaps steal a victory. It did not happen, but they had a chance. Too only lose 1-0 with such a dominated Tiger's pitched game has to also say something about how the Sox pitched and played too. But they were too focused on Scherzer. As for game 2 much of the same dominance until the Sox capitalized on their chances. So for all the Tigers dominance the series is 1-1. Not too shabby SOX.
So, the question is, will we hear anything about the Sox tonight or will the broadcast be dominated by the announcers parading on and on about Verlander? Well, I don't think so. I think the SOX get to Verlander today leaving the announcers looking for the Scherzer show again. HA. GO SOX