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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Diamdond Dirt: McCarver's commentary needs pre-approval

  • Tim McCarver seriously needs to be on tape delay.
    This way when he starts talking about something so off the wall the folks working for Fox can save him from embarrassment.
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  • Tim McCarver seriously needs to be on tape delay.
    This way when he starts talking about something so off the wall the folks working for Fox can save him from embarrassment.
    If there's any color commentator to tune out it's good ol' Tim, but now I find myself wondering whose name he'll butcher next and what senseless opinion he has to offer, I can't help but listen.
    Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso is his latest victim as McCarver refers him to "Decalsco."
    But during Game 1 of the NLCS good ol' Tim was rambling on and on once again, and yet it was another rant that didn't make sense.
    McCarver was expressing his displeasure in how ballplayers celebrate these days; most especially after walk-off wins and postseason advancements. He said the players over do it at times, the way they come together at home plate and bounce around, or when they run out into the field and pile on top of one another, and when they chase after the guy who got the winning hit and eventually tackle him to the ground in celebration.
    Nope, according to McCarver, who is a two-time World Champion with the '64 and '67 Cardinals, the MLB commissioner's office should set some rules on the players for those special moments, because someone could get hurt.
    Really, Tim? Really?
    Doesn't the commissioner and his associates have much more to worry about? I'm pretty sure how players celebrate after a big win, a win they've dreamed to experience at the big leagues their whole lives, is one of the last things the commissioner is worried about. Besides you're supposed to celebrate in baseball and every sport when you get those big wins and playoff advancements. How could anyone, especially the players, sit or stand still after all that? Footage in the '60s shows McCarver having a fun time on the field with his teammates.
    I tell you what, McCarver has gone from the former ballplayer in the booth to the old man who has nothing left to do but complain. He kills the fun.
    Who knows what he's going to say next? Who knows if it's going to make sense?
    I can tell you the response to about 90 percent of it though.
    "What?!"
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