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Really? Tim McCarver is being honored by the Hall of Fame?

English: Former MLB player and broadcaster Tim...
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Between the Jose Reyes news conference, the Marlins spending money like it’s going out of style, and rumors about Ike Davis and Jonathon Niese that I hope Joel Sherman was starting  just to get a reaction, I almost overlooked this bit of news yesterday.

Tim McCarver won the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award, which is given to a baseball broadcaster each year. In the past, it’s gone to legends like Mel Allen, Red Barber, Ernie Harwell, Vin Scully and Bob Murphy.

Can we please hurry up and start baseball season, while I still have some desire for it to return?

5 thoughts on “Really? Tim McCarver is being honored by the Hall of Fame?

  1. When McCarver was a Mets broadcaster he was excellent. Really good analysis. Got Kiner to come out of his shell and talk about his playing career, which he did very little of with Lindsey Nelson and Bob Murphy.

    Then he went to the dumbed down national broadcasts where it’s constant “paralysis by analysis” and assuming every fan knows next to nothing about baseball.

    The early version of McCarver deserves the award. The current one doesn’t.

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    1. My memory of Tim McCarver in the Mets booth is a bit fuzzy. Mostly I remember him making valid points about Darryl Strawberry playing in the same spot, regardless of who was batting or Mackey Sasser double-clutching when he threw the ball back to the pitcher… over and over again.

      Still, he had to be a better broadcaster then. If he was as bad as he is now on the national telecasts, I can’t imagine that I ever would have become a Mets fan.

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