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GKR

Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:58 pm

Great article, great writing, great ending (like this season):

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/maga ... h-ron.html

Re: GKR

Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:27 pm

“Too many local booths are like the pizza shop down the block that’s cheap and it’s not very good but you still go a couple times a week because it’s right there,” Curtis said. “It’s comfort food.”

When I floated this theory past Keith — that baseball is filled with booths where the guys just sound on autopilot — he didn’t wait for me to finish.

“Oh, yeah,” he said. “Cross town.”


Dang, shots fired :lol:

Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:23 am

AllWrightNow wrote:
“Too many local booths are like the pizza shop down the block that’s cheap and it’s not very good but you still go a couple times a week because it’s right there,” Curtis said. “It’s comfort food.”

When I floated this theory past Keith — that baseball is filled with booths where the guys just sound on autopilot — he didn’t wait for me to finish.

“Oh, yeah,” he said. “Cross town.”


Dang, shots fired :lol:


Oh, snap!

Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:16 am

He called it -they suck

but no crew could be as bad as the crew that did that Jet/Lion opening MNF game -
Beth Mowins on play-by-play and Brian Griese as the color analyst

Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:26 am

Will be a sad day when Gary, Keith and Ron have their last game together. Selfishly, I hope it's not for another decade. These guys are a joy to listen to even when the team stinks and I'm not sure the average or casual Mets fan realizes just how much better GKR is compared to most announcing crews and how lucky we all are to have them as "our guys".

Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:36 am

The Juice wrote:Will be a sad day when Gary, Keith and Ron have their last game together. Selfishly, I hope it's not for another decade. These guys are a joy to listen to even when the team stinks and I'm not sure the average or casual Mets fan realizes just how much better GKR is compared to most announcing crews and how lucky we all are to have them as "our guys".

Yeah even if they're a little bit crusty and old school, they have personality, chemistry, and are a good fit for NY. Of course, Gary makes it go. He's gold.

Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:04 pm

HeyNowHK wrote:
The Juice wrote:Will be a sad day when Gary, Keith and Ron have their last game together. Selfishly, I hope it's not for another decade. These guys are a joy to listen to even when the team stinks and I'm not sure the average or casual Mets fan realizes just how much better GKR is compared to most announcing crews and how lucky we all are to have them as "our guys".

Yeah even if they're a little bit crusty and old school, they have personality, chemistry, and are a good fit for NY. Of course, Gary makes it go. He's gold.

I'll take "crusty and old school" over whatever passes for "fresh and new school". I've been exposed to tons of other broadcasts the last couple years via MLB.tv (where you can choose which feed to watch/listen, which is quite a nice feature I might add) and the majority are worthy of the mute button. Like you said, it takes individuals with a personality as well as the ability to work well with the other broadcasters, on top of actually being good at calling a game. Sadly, it seems most others don't have that ability. Either they lack charisma, aren't any good at calling a game, or the "pro" broadcaster has absolutely no chemistry with the former ballplayer they've stuck him in the booth with.

We've been spoiled with this group.

Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:42 pm

My only complaint is they eschew SABR/advanced stats to the point of obnoxiousness.

Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:39 pm

As much as they're great, I think this is perhaps the one area where ownership deserves credit. It's been said that they actively avoid having homers in the booth, and really want a more intellectual crew that reflects the fan base. I'm confident that their replacements will also be good when they eventually move on. Ownership understands that Mets fans won't tolerate anything else.

Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:44 pm

northway wrote:As much as they're great, I think this is perhaps the one area where ownership deserves credit. It's been said that they actively avoid having homers in the booth, and really want a more intellectual crew that reflects the fan base. I'm confident that their replacements will also be good when they eventually move on. Ownership understands that Mets fans won't tolerate anything else.


Bobby O sez hi!


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Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:07 pm

northway wrote:As much as they're great, I think this is perhaps the one area where ownership deserves credit. It's been said that they actively avoid having homers in the booth, and really want a more intellectual crew that reflects the fan base. I'm confident that their replacements will also be good when they eventually move on. Ownership understands that Mets fans won't tolerate anything else.

What do you mean tolerate? Would they tolerate a bad booth less than they do perpetual losing? For the record, I would take a lousy booth for a perpetual winner. I loathe the Yankee booth (radio of course), but would take that in a heartbeat for a perennial winner.

Re: GKR

Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:10 pm

HeyNowHK wrote:
northway wrote:As much as they're great, I think this is perhaps the one area where ownership deserves credit. It's been said that they actively avoid having homers in the booth, and really want a more intellectual crew that reflects the fan base. I'm confident that their replacements will also be good when they eventually move on. Ownership understands that Mets fans won't tolerate anything else.

What do you mean tolerate? Would they tolerate a bad booth less than they do perpetual losing? For the record, I would take a lousy booth for a perpetual winner. I loathe the Yankee booth (radio of course), but would take that in a heartbeat for a perennial winner.


The Mets don't have a normal fanbase. It's a lot more cynical. Pure homerism won't play as well as it will in most other markets. I'm looking at the booth as a separate thing from the product on the field.
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