HOF robs Skip, inducts annoying gasbag

I knew it.

Tim McCarver, who has been a national analyst on television networks for three decades and simultaneously shined as part of broadcast teams with four big league clubs, was named on Wednesday the 2012 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Hard to take any committee seriously (click the link above to find out who’s responsible for this absurdity) that inducts Milo Hamilton but has no room for Skip, Ernie and Pete.

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11 Comments on HOF robs Skip, inducts annoying gasbag

  1. roadrunner // December 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm //

    I don’t care about the HOF. What counts is that Skip will be missed 50 years from now. Nobody will even remember McCarver as an announcer, at least fondly. It will be like trying to remember a meal you had at TGI Fridays.

  2. Jack Straw // December 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm //

    We need to advocate and vote for Pete while he may still enjoy the honor. The process is bullshit, but it would make him very proud.

  3. Viva Rufino Linares! // December 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm //

    I knew it would come to this. F’ning ridiculous.

  4. PepeFreeUs // December 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm //

    Is Sean McDonough next?

    No Skip, no Pete, no Ernie, no Tom Cheek and no Bill King. Looking at the committee, which is full of earlier worthless blowhard “winners” Kubek, Garagiola and Miller, this is no surprise. It’s like the old Frisch vet’s committee: endlessly rewarding cronies and fucking worthwhile candidates instead.

  5. Viva Rufino Linares! // December 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm //

    No, Joe Buck should be next.

  6. McCarver is a piece of shit. This is total bull.

  7. Ridiculous…

  8. PepeFreeUs // December 7, 2011 at 11:38 pm //

    I know a guy who lives in Toronto, is a Jays lifer and is as beside himself with anger as we are for them passing over Tom Cheek, again.

  9. rankin' rob // December 8, 2011 at 11:49 am //

    Pujols to the Angels? Ha ha ha ha. F St. Louis, and F the fish.

  10. PepeFreeUs // December 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm //

    Wilson, too. Not that I was all that terrified of him but, still…most of the fish’s recent cunning plans have turned out like the ones from Baldrick.

    Going to take a little shine off of that banner raising next year in STL, isn’t it?

    Hate it for ‘em.

  11. I’m not surprised. McCarver has done The Game of the Week on all four networks continuously for 25 years. Since that time he has gone from a broadcasting golden boy to being a whipping boy for fans and media critics. And he STILL, inexplicably, keeps his job. Pepe, your suggestion of a Frisch like good ol’ boys committee makes about as much sense as anything.

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