27 July 2012

2012 MLB on FOX announcers & distribution: July 28

Yeah we got Red Sox-Yankees but I really have my eye on Dodgers-Giants as these hated rivals are only separated by three games in the National League West. This weekend's three game set in the West Bay has a lot at stake in the Senior Circuit race so that's where my attention will be. But don't tell that to FOX.

As usual, continue reading for announcing assignments as well as distribution splits for FOX Saturday Baseball.

26 July 2012

Rick Manning: Shin-Soo Choo "needed a little more sushi before the game"

Not sure what Indians color commentator Rick Manning was going for when he said that Cleveland outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, one of the best outfielders in baseball that you may not know, "needed to eat more sushi before the game" after he hit a double that was not that far from going yard. Maybe sushi is a performance enhancer. Maybe Manning is doing his best Bob Griese impersonation. Anyways, what a stupid thing to say, especially in this day and age. Let's go to the videotape.

24 July 2012

Why the NCAA sanctions on Penn State (mostly) miss the mark

NCAA President Mark Emmert absolutely dropped the hammer on the Penn State football program today as a result of the Jerry Sandusky sexual molestation case and the findings of the Freeh Report that found that "Four of the most powerful people at Pennsylvania State University -- President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance and Business Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno -- failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade." While the death penalty (suspension of the football program for a year) was not handed out, the sanctions that were handed out by the NCAA are worse and for the most part are too excessive.