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Thursday, April 13, 2006

I love XM satellite radio!

This may be the greatest invention of the 21st century.

On a recent trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, I was able to listen to virtually any major league baseball game being played and it certainly makes for an easier 3 1/2 hour drive.

San Francisco's Jon Miller is probably the best guy out there right now. He's fluid, easy, doesn't get too emotional into games or over-the-top with his calls (like the Yankees John Sterling).
Cincinnati's Marty Brennaman is also at the top of the list. His been doing it for more than 30 years, but he, like Miller, is very smooth in the booth.
One of the underrated guys out there is Milwaukee's Bob Uecker who calls one heck of a game. Very entertaining, but again, not over-the-top with his homerism.

My all-time favorite announcer is Ernie Harwell, who broadcast Detroit games for what seemed an eternity. His soft southern accent was the perfect complement to listening to a game. His mind was like an anecdotal encyclopedia. I remember as a kid him telling stories about games from the 1920s or 30s and casually talking about players through the golden age. He didn't shove statistics down your throat (like ESPN does), but kept the game interesting as if he was your grandfather. He has been sorely missed since he retired a few years back.

1 Comments:

Blogger Michael Messerly said...

I love Sirius satellite radio!

OK, XM has locked up MLB, but Sirius has the NFL, picks up almost every NBA game and next year has locked up NASCAR.

There's nothing better than satellite radio as a whole. From the business side of things, I understand why each would want exclusivity over professional sports, but the consumer side of me wishes both XM and Sirius would broadcast both.

On a side note, you don't need to leave the city limits to get the incredible value of satellite radio. This product is incredible and offers so much great content besides the sports. In fact, I'm listening to a little music right now while blogging this on sirius.com since I'm a subscriber.

In fact, I have yet to meet anyone who has purchased a satellite radio package who wasn't completely satisfied.

Join the revolution, go out and get yourself satellite radio!

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