10 Most Annoying Things on the FOX Broadcast

1. The insufferable pregame, particularly the contrived and demonstrative delivery of Jeannie Zelasko, the clueless commentary Kevin Kennedy, and the overabundant hype of Barry Bonds. Newsflash to FOX: no one outside of San Francisco cares one aota about Barroid.

1a. Elayne Boosler’s weak attempt at an entertaining lineup introduction.

2. The dumb-ass Pac-Man-dying sound every time someone struck out.

3. Tim McCarver (shut up!)

4. McCarver’s sidekick Matt Vasgersian incredibly boring play-by-play, plus his getting all the Mets’ players’ names wrong. The only thing going for Vasgersian was the fact he wasn’t Joe Buck.

5. Stopping coverage of the Mets-Dodgers game and cutting to every at-bat by Barroid Bonds.

6. Tim McCarver (shut up!)

7. TV cameras isolating on has-been Hollywood actors in the stands every two minutes (this isn’t a Knicks game, for crissakes!).

8. “Aloha Adam”

9. The often unsteady, abrupt, and sloppy work by the FOX cameramen. Were these the same guys who shot the The Blair Witch Project? I was seasick by the sixth inning.

10. Tim McCarver (please, please shut UP already!)

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  1. JIMMYJ723 July 22, 2007 at 5:50 am
    Shut-Up Tim McCarver
  2. sincekindergarten July 22, 2007 at 9:32 am
    I noticed that “Aloha Adam” looked pretty sunburnt by the end of the game. Good.
  3. isuzudude July 22, 2007 at 10:09 am
    I couldn’t agree more. The only sports coverage Fox doesn’t slaughter is Nascar, but
    that’s usually intolerable to watch anaway. To me it seemed like the cuts to Aloha Adam
    were to promote the all-you-can-eat seating section at Dodger Statdium. Isn’t that all
    the guy talked about? Food? I mean really, how credible does the broadcast sound when
    you have McCarver first talking about being on the same field as Stan Musial and Willie Mays
    and then say, “over to you, Aloha Adam.” Not like McCarver ever sounds credible…but you
    get my point. Weekend baseball coverage on television always sucks though. ESPN is just as
    pathetic, with Joe Morgan talking out of his ass half the time, John Miller still groggy from making
    the red-eye flight from San Francisco, and their non-stop self-promoting and insessant
    love for the NFL. Let’s just put all the games on SNY and be done with it. They’re the only
    ones who do it right.
  4. joe July 22, 2007 at 12:31 pm
    amen, isuzu brother!
  5. sincekindergarten July 22, 2007 at 3:25 pm
    Now, now–NASCAR being intolerable to watch is a sentiment definitely not shared by me. But, the other stuff . . . oh well. Joe Morgan should be consecrated to the scrap heap, and so should Jeannie Zelasko, and “Aloha Adam” should just go get completely sunburnt somewhere.