The Evil of the Thriller

craig_sager.jpgWhat could be more spooky than changing locations for a pivotal game 3 on Halloween night? The answer: not much. I think I’d even rather face the terror of national health care than show up wearing Yankees gear in Philadelphia tonight. No matter which side of the debate you find yourself on, the fright of getting dropped from your health insurance because of a pre-existing condition or sending Nana in front of a “death panel” because her health is no longer viable sure beats the horror of beer and hot dog wielding phanatics. 

However, no matter how insane Phillies fans may be, I am hard pressed to believe there is anything more scream inducing than listening to Joe “I don’t even pay attention to baseball anymore” Buck doing the play by play. Although they could have made it even worse by bringing TBS and the corneal abrasion that is Craig Sager in on the act. Even Michael Jackson couldn’t make that outfit look good.

What would be really nice is if just for one night they would bring in a voice that could give the World Series the gravitas it deserves. And since it’s Halloween I think you all know where I’m going with this. Exactly. We should raise Vincent Price from the grave and let him do it. Hey, it worked for Thriller:

-A

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4 Comments

Yes! I could definitely hear Vincent doing some play by play. How come the networks aren’t smart enough for this time of tom foolery? : ) Nice job Alan.

Buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

One of the things I’ve come to hate about all big sports events broadcast nationally is the inherent neutrality of the analysts and play-by-play guys…they’re all just fking boring. It’s much more exciting to listen to the local guys. e.g. Josh Lewin/Tom Grieve on FSRangers, or the local radio broadcast of the event.
–Jonestein, aka Master of the Obvious

“the corneal abrasion that is Craig Sager”

That is literary gold, sir. Kudos.

Jonah (http://jonah77.mlblogs.com/)

“the corneal abrasion that is Craig Sager”

Probably the most apt description of this man’s sorry sartorial sense. Kudos to you, sir, for that metaphor.

Jonah (http://jonah77.mlblogs.com/)

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