Re: bye bye, Leo
- From: "Tracey" <tmapou@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 02:24:12 GMT
"Art" <oh58_d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 09:05:17 -0400, "Joseph Richardson"
> <jmrich1spam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >"Art" <oh58_d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> >> On top of that, we may not like Petersen's "it was because of me"
> >> credit hogging, but we can't deny Jae Seo came back from Triple A a
> >> changed pitcher (more than likely due to Dan Warthen not Petersen).
> >> Aaron Heilmann did the same thing... a trip down to AAA and then he
> >> came back with that "eye of the tiger" Healy couldn't shut up about
> >> (does anyone else hate Healy as much as I do? I'd rather have Ratboy
> >> or Joe doing the broadcasts than hear Healy's voice... well, maybe not
> >> that bad, but it's close).
> >You can't be referring to me here: My voice is as warm and pleasant as Ed
> Not at all Joseph... I call you Joseph... Don't you remember that guy
> "Joe" who used to post here about 5 years ago who promised to leave if
> the Mets made the series? Everyone hated him. He would post
> unsupported absolute nonsense... he would lie... He was ALMOST the
> most annoying poster in the history of this board. There was only
> that other guy whose name I can't remember who was worse. The latter
> couldn't spell, use any semblance of proper grammar, or use any
> semblance of proper punctuation. He also made off the wall claims. I
> used to egg him on due to his horrid writing. He wrote so poorly I
> honestly couldn't understand what he was trying to say.
> Anyway, the Joe I'm talking about was prevalent from 1995-2000 or so
> and then he pretty much left. He left, as I said, because of his
> claims there were no quality players on the Mets and they would never
> have any chance at making the playoffs, let alone the series. He
> said, before the Mets had even made the playoffs in 2000, that he
> would promise to leave the group (as many had been begging him to) if
> the Mets actually made the series--something he claimed to be an
> absolute impossibility. Obviously it wasn't.
> You've been around for a long time and we generally share the same
> views. We're not die hard sabrematricians, but we do see usefulness
> in statistical analysis. We just also believe there's a mental side
> to baseball which can't be measured (at least I think you believe
> that). Sabrematricians claim they can't measure the mental side of
> the game, so it must not exist. Of course that's silly. We can't
> measure the size of stars in distant galaxies, but that doesn't mean
> THEY don't exist. For a long time we couldn't find the skeletons of
> the beings who breached the gap between humans and chimpanzees, but
> that didn't mean THEY didn't exist. We did eventually find them, of
> Anyway, I suck at keeping things short. I was by no means talking
> about you. I would welcome having you announce over Fran Healy. The
> best part would be for you to get to meet Seaver and Mex. I know I
> could do a better job than Healy (I actually played college ball at U
> of S.Carolina from 1984-1987. I was actually on the same field as
> Mark McGwire and went 1 for 3 w/2 k's against Roger Clemens in the
> college World Series. It was the only game I played as anything other
> than a pinch runner and late inning fielding replacement during the
> entire series :-), and my one hit didn't make it past the pitcher's
> mound. I was a walk on--no scholarship, so what do you expect? I've
> also, on occasion, been an announcer for football games, basketball
> games, and once even for the Columbia (A) Mets. I saw and announced
> some games Gregg Jeffries played in). Anyway, it's just my hatred for
> Healy as an announcer. His voice is like fingernails on a blackboard
> and he's not even very good. His knowledge of the game is worse than
> about anyone I've ever heard who has actually made the show. His
> usual answers are "How would I know? I never could hit..." or "How
> would I know? When I caught the pitchers called the pitches."
> Seriously though, can you STAND Healy? Do you really think he does a
> better job than either of us could do? Or Barry? I don't think I
> could take Harlan--he'd sit there complaining of the racism of the
> Mets because they didn't have the tilda over the n in Roger Cedeno's
> name, or because a manager had a no facial hair rule. It amazes me
> how much racism against Caucasions is accepted. Anyway, I'm sure
> there are several of us on this board, you included without question,
> Tracey as well, who would do a better job than Fran Healy. I just
> wish MSG, FSNY, and WPIX would realize it. I'd love to see a 3 person
> team of Mex, Seaver, and Kiner, or when Kiner's gone (soon I'm sure),
> then Mex, Seaver, and Staub. The other guy they have announcing next
> to Healy isn't too bad. At least he's knowledgeable and ranks on
> Healy regularly, pointing out the myriad of mistakes Healy makes.
> Healy doesn't even realize how stupid he is.
> Kiner's mistakes were fun... one or two gems I remember from him are:
> "And that's going, going, gone... it's a Grand Slam homerun for Kevin
> McReynolds, and would you believe it. It comes on the anniversary of
> his last grand slam homerun, by Darryl Strawberry."
> "Hahn is running back, back, he's not looking at the wall... will he
> catch it... OH no!! His head hits the wall... it's rolling towards
> the infield."
> There are others, but those were so funny.
> Anyway, apologies if you thought I meant you.
How kind of you to mention me. :) I don't really have a good voice for
broadcasting, but that's about the only aspect of broadcasting he could beat
me in. :)
He is awful. He knows nothing, and contributes nothing. All he ever
talks about is confidence--like a player can succeed with no talent, if he
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