Did you know that Terry Francona did everything he could tonight to avoid pitching Scott Kazmir? Or that, if he was forced to use Kazmir, Francona would limit him to a strict pitch count?
I learned that during the All-Star Game because Joe Buck mentioned it no less than 18 FUCKING TIMES!
It is understandably difficult for an announcer to consistently add to the TV viewing experience by saying smart things. The corollary is that an announcer can make the experience worse by saying dumb things - or, in this case, by repeating the same damn two sentences over and over and over and over again.
Tonight's All-Star Game was a classic, full of some great pitching and defense, plenty of compelling storylines, all set against the historic backdrop of Yankee Stadium and all those Hall-of-Famers. What a damn shame that the most overrated announcer in the country made watching tonight's game that much less enjoyable.
Joe Buck: Shut your babbling repetitive piehole!
I'm going to bed.