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Jeter-less Yankees And McCarver Doing "Who's On First" By Himself: Your Championship Series Open Thread

It's the Tigers in the Bronx again at 4:00 p.m. on TBS, in a series that has so far been essentially bereft of story lines, and robbed of any dramatic potential. Oh here's a story line—why are there so many fat guys on the Tigers? The Cardinals play the Giants in game one of their series at 8:00 p.m. on FOX; that…

McCarve'd Up: Your Weekly Look At The Stupidest Things Tim McCarver Said During Saturday's Game

MLB on FOX lead analyst Tim McCarver is entering a new phase of his career: the one in which he must be referred to as "Hall of Fame broadcaster Tim McCarver." Thus, we enter the 2012 baseball season wondering if McCarver might actually step up his game and provide color commentary worthy of such an honor (or, at…

"Do You Think Your Nomination Into The HOF Illegitimizes The HOF?" And Other Awkward Questions For Tim McCarver

The media conference call with Tim McCarver that accompanied this morning's announcement of his Hall of Fame award got off to a rocky start (which may have been our fault) when the first question was "What, exactly, is your vendetta against the New York Yankees?" It went downhill from there, especially once someone…

To Participate In The 11 A.M. Conference Call With Frick Award Winner Tim McCarver, Dial 1-800-269-4378

Today, sportscaster Tim McCarver was named the winner of the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award in honor of his "broadcasting excellence." The Baseball Hall of Fame is hosting a conference call with the honoree at 11 a.m. ET. To participate, dial 1-800-269-4378 and provide the password: "Frick." You may also have to give your…

Tim McCarver Is Being Inducted Into Honored By The Baseball Hall Of Fame For His "Broadcasting Excellence"

The Hall just announced that McCarver is the winner of the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award, which has previously gone to such notable voices as Mel Allen, Ernie Harwell, Vin Scully, Bob Prince, Jack Buck, Harry Caray, and Harry Kalas. McCarver is likely the only one in that club who thinks "strike" is a five-letter word. […

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Justin Timberlake At The All-Star Game: Drunk, Sarcastic, Drunk-Sarcastic, Or Just Obnoxious?

Justin Timberlake has redeemable qualities, doesn't he? He can sing and dance, he is a good SNL host, and he reportedly even has feelings. All this is more than we can say about Joe Buck. So no matter your opinion of the former boy band front-teen, he deserves some credit for agreeing to a live-broadcast television…