Returning from an Adirondacks camping trip yesterday, I was provided with a newfound appreciation of the O's radio duo. For yesterday's game, I was required to listen to that painfully dull pair from Cleveland. I can't imagine having to bear that over the course of a season; baseball is long enough already. And things got only slighlty better when I followed up with the end of the Jays/Chisox game and hearing the home team pairing. A little more personality there; emphasis on little. I've always liked Fred Manfra, and missed him greatly during his time away with surgery. I swear to God that Jim Hunter must wash Angelos' car every Tuesday, given his hyper homerism. And while I feel that Joe Angel tries to be a bit too funny at times, the truth of the matter is that he is an entertaning guy. Baseball and radio together are nearly a perfect marriage, and that bond greatly depends upon those narrating the game.
So thank you, Fred and Joe.
On a related note, I wish we could hear more of Ben McDonald. God, I love listening to that guy.