Friday, July 3, 2015

The good ole days.... when baseball was just a fun game? Not on and weep

Umps with TOO much power

Baseball broadcast legend Harry Carey and open mics...

I was a disc jockey at WGEM Quincy, Illinois back in the Harry Carey/St.Louis Cardinals era....long before the Cubbies.
About an hour before game time the St Louis engineer(s) would often test Harry and Joe Garagiola’s mikes and then leave them open.  
oh boy!
Harry was great at play by play...the best EVER in my opinion.  But he did have an eye for the ladies.
When he spotted one in the stands that impressed him he’d shout over to Joe:
“Look that the boobs on that blond would ya!”
It was fun for any anyone listening in cue (off the air we hope) on some 150 or more stations each day!
To paraphrase Harry Carey’s famous home run cheer:
“It might could is...a buxom blond!”
He WAS the best!
  One new thing that disgusts me is the Umpires in Major League baseball and their new pretty stupid rules for deciding calls on controversial plays.
Tonight they stole a probable win from the Marlins allowing Cincinnati to score a couple of more runs in a tight game in the eighth inning. They had no rhyme or reason to overturn a home plate “out”
...and it took them FOREVER to do it....we were waiting what seemed hours for them to get the word from some nud-nick in New York looking at tv replay monitors on a play which was basically a simple out and that should have been it.
But no...they've got to stick their nose in where it isn’t needed and overturn the ruling with little or NO evidence for doing that.
Our Manager Mike Redmond went ballistic and you can’t blame him.  Of course he got kicked out but at least he spoke for all of us letting the umps know they were full of crap.

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