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|2012-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Outside of Orel and Larkin, most sports analysts on baseball related programs are desk jockeys or mediocre players(who may have all-star nods to careers, but barely much above that) or failures as former GMs. Why should fans believe the likes of hacks like John Kruk or Harold Reynolds, both ramble on without much proof or research to back up their claims/points? That's like listening to Jim Bowden, John Hart and Steve Phillips when it comes to the inner workings of a front office. If I wanted a "How to" on what not to do, I'd listen to them.|
(jlarsen from chicago)
|Kruk is as painful to listen to as he is to watch, but I've kinda come around on Reynolds. There's a lot of bluster and bullshit, of course, but he'll occasionally say something interesting.
Ultimately, they don't make these shows for you or for me; they make them for the "average baseball fan"/ESPN viewer. That person probably uses counting stats like AVG and RBI to gauge player value and probably does get something out of what those guys say.
The solution isn't to try and fix Baseball Tonight; it's to find venues for people who discuss the sport in ways that resonate with you, like the various BP podcasts. (Ian Miller)
|2012-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Point of order, jlarsen! John Hart should in no way be lumped in with a group of Jim Bowdens and Steve Phillipses. He won 6 division titles in 7 years with 2 World Series appearances! AND he hired Jon Daniels. Pretty nice resume to my eyes.|
(Roger from Washington, DC)
|Point taken. Bowden and Phillips both play parodies of GMs on TV, and I'm not sure you can say the same for Hart. (Ian Miller)|
No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.