Verlander has lived up to his CY Young reputation of the game, and now the Tigers just won 5-4 and what a great game played by both teams.
But this is not about the outcome of the game; it is about the TBS announcers I had to endure throughout it.
Whoever put that group together for this series should be fired. I mean Mets fans cannot even listen to Darling do home games in Queens.
Obviously as a Yankee fan, but also as a baseball fan the rah-rah Tigers and antiYankees was an absolute atrocity. It went along great with the two different strike zones the homeplate umpire had, with the Yankees being smaller than the Tigers.
I happened to be watching this game with a die-hard Phillies fan friend, and he described the announcing as “worse than listening to FOX’s Joe Buck.” And he also acknowledged, “I thought the Phillies got it bad, but that this was the most obvious hating he had ever heard.”
This commentating sounded more like a Tigers fan club meeting, or an anti-Yankees protester group. Look, I get that Darling and Smoltz probably can’t help themselves for obvious reasons, but the blame falls on TBS.
It is expected that a broadcasting station should be able to figure out a how to put together an even-keeled and neutral bunch of hosts.
As far as I am concerned, MLB should not sell TBS the rights to the postseason ever again. It is just total crap and it is not fun to listen to the announcers’ give zero credit to one team, but at the same time defend and excuse every mistake made by the other.
In the third inning when the Tigers were losing 2-0, Darling went on a rant about how the Tigers game plan was working out absolutely perfectly and that the Yankees were falling for it. At that point the Yankees were winning the game, so what exactly was working out???? It is not as if Verlander shut the Yankee hitters down…
Please, don’t think I am making excuses for the Yankees loss, as I want to completely CONGRATULATE the Detroit Tigers for a great victory and a well-played game.
The Tigers fought harder and deserved to win this one…as the Yankees had many missed opportunities, as most losing teams usually do.
- B&C Morning Show: John Smoltz Has Plenty To Say About The Yankees (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Yankees (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- 2011 MLB Playoffs: New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers Face Crucial Game 3 in ALDS With Series Tied (ballhyped.com)
- 2011 MLB Playoffs: Burning Questions after Game 2 of the Tigers-Yankees ALDS (bleacherreport.com)
- MLB Playoff Schedule Announced (inquisitr.com)
- 2011 MLB Postseason Schedule: Yankees Vs. Tigers In ALDS (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- New York Yankees: Official 2011 ALDS Roster (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- New York Yankees: Want To Know Who Will Be Starting Game 4? (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- 2011 MLB Playoffs: 4 Reasons the Tigers-Yankees Series Won’t Return to the Bronx (bleacherreport.com)
- You: 2011 MLB Playoffs: 3 New York Yankees Bats That Need To Wake Up in the 2011 ALDS (bleacherreport.com)