Prince Fielder Hitting A Triple While McCarver Recites “Enter Sandman”

Some strange things happened at tonight's All-Star Game in New York. A Kansas City player got a hit, for one. (The last Royal to do that was Bo Jackson.) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera entered the game in a save situation, but didn't earn the save. The weirdest parts, though? That Prince Fielder hit a triple, and Tim… » 7/16/13 11:35pm 7/16/13 11:35pm

This Will Be Tim McCarver's Last Season At Fox

Whoa, it actually happened. Tim McCarver's 17-year-reign at Fox (and at CBS and ABC before that, and in our autumn nightmares every year) is all over. The 71-year-old poet of the obvious will stop calling games for Fox at the end of this season, the network announced today. This is especially good news since Fox has… » 3/27/13 12:49pm 3/27/13 12:49pm

Jeter-less Yankees And McCarver Doing "Who's On First" By Himself: Your…

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… » 10/14/12 4:00pm 10/14/12 4:00pm

Tim McCarver Blames Global Warming For The Increase In Major League…

We'd normally save this sort of thing for McCarve'd Up (which will be back next week after being pre-empted for NFL draft coverage) but Tim McCarver said one of the stupidest things ever spoken on a television broadcast today, blaming global warming for "making the air thin" and thus leading to a rise in home runs. » 4/28/12 2:50pm 4/28/12 2:50pm

McCarve'd Up: Your Weekly Look At The Stupidest Things Tim McCarver…

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… » 4/20/12 4:05pm 4/20/12 4:05pm

"Do You Think Your Nomination Into The HOF Illegitimizes The HOF?" And…

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… » 12/07/11 12:45pm 12/07/11 12:45pm

To Participate In The 11 A.M. Conference Call With Frick Award Winner…

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… » 12/07/11 10:55am 12/07/11 10:55am

Tim McCarver Is Being Inducted Into Honored By The Baseball Hall Of…

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. [… » 12/07/11 10:35am 12/07/11 10:35am

A Partial Defense Of Joe Buck And Tim McCarver

"Buck should commentate funerals." "Fire this emotionless prick." "Buck makes Jim Nantz sound like Gus Johnson." "Tired and lame." The criticism of Joe Buck from the Internet peanut gallery is harsh—and even our friends at The Classical used this very space to describe his announcing as "fistful-of-Ambien disinterest." » 10/27/11 4:20pm 10/27/11 4:20pm

Justin Timberlake At The All-Star Game: Drunk, Sarcastic,…

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… » 7/13/11 11:35am 7/13/11 11:35am