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Old Thu Oct 19, 2006, 11:09pm
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The Official Tim McCarver Intelligence Thread

Yeah, yeah, so the thread's title is an oxymoron, and yes, I am sure I am being a broken record, but I'm beginning to have fun trying to figure out just WHICH Tim McCarver statement is the stupidest. So, during the course of the World Series, if anyone hears this doofus make a stupid/asinine/foolish/"duh!"/false comment or statement, please share it. I'm guessing this thread should end up being a few hundred pages long as a result. In fact, we might overload the forum's servers.

Some real examples:

Quote:
From tonight's game:

"The difference between a safety squeeze and a suicide squeeze is that on a safety squeeze, the runner on third doesn't run until the batter makes contact with the ball."
Duh!

Quote:
From game 5 (IIRC):


After David Eckstein bunted one foul that looked like it may have just nicked his fingers, McCarver said, "He may have gotten wood on that one, in which case it would be a foul ball."
Uh, Tim, if Eckstein was attempting to bunt and the ball hit his hand, it's a dead ball strike.

Quote:
From Sunday's game 4 when the Cardinals pitcher had a quick set

You have to have one thousand one when coming to a stop. And you have to stop your glove in the same place every time in front of your body.
Quote:
From tonight's game when the Cardinals left-handed pitcher from the Set threw to first for a pickoff attempt:

"When he throws to first, he can't hesitate with his left leg."
I'm still trying to figure out just how a left-handed pitcher in contact with the rubber in the Set position can "hesitate" with his left leg, which is his pivot foot leg. Am I missing something?

Had I been watching the NCLS more consistently, I'm sure I'd have dozens--hundreds--more examples. Hopefully the masses here can pitch in during the course of the World Series.

What amazes me is that McCarver, more so than any other present day announcer IMHO, actually thinks he knows what he's talking about, that he's educating the viewers. He's such a condescending and pompous @ss.

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Old Thu Oct 19, 2006, 11:35pm
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Old Thu Oct 19, 2006, 11:40pm
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Old Thu Oct 19, 2006, 11:56pm
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I'm sure Timmy will come up with some new ones this Series. I can't wait to read them here.
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 06:53am
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He predicted game 7 of the Mets/Cards would be a battle of the bullpens, with 12 or more runs scored.
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 07:46am
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Last night

I was watching game 7 of the NLCS in bed last night...in about the 8th inning my wife woke up (she fell asleep in the 4th) and said the TV was bothering her...so I watched the rest of the game on "mute".

Needless to say, it was the most enjoyable two innings of baseball I've ever watched on FOX. I think I'll watch this entire World Series on "mute" (or maybe I'll have the TV on "mute", but turn the radio to ESPN radio.)
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 08:28am
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But doesn't that other "genius," Joe Morgan, broadcast on the radio?
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 08:29am
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 09:24am
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From the site:

"If you leadoff and you play every day, you're guaranteed to bat with the bases empty at least 162 times." - July 8th, 2006

Classic!
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 09:35am
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If somehow McCarver and Morgan were on the same broadcast, I think there'd be some kind of imbalance in the universe causing heads to spontaneously explode after Morgan said "...you know..." for the 100th time.

Either that or a spike in TV purchases the next day.
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 09:41am
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Kinda like matter meets anti-matter, eh?
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 11:13am
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I was reading and semi-watching the game, but I thought, when the Met player was hit in the face by the bouncing pitch, one of the announcers made a comment about it not being a hit-by-pitch because it hit the ground first.
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 12:33pm
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McCarver: "Well, David Eckstein, like most of us, has 20 digits. Ten fingers. Ten toes."

What would we do without this guy?
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 01:04pm
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I was reading and semi-watching the game, but I thought, when the Met player was hit in the face by the bouncing pitch, one of the announcers made a comment about it not being a hit-by-pitch because it hit the ground first.
Please tell me that was Tim McCarver!
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Old Fri Oct 20, 2006, 01:10pm
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McCarver: "Well, David Eckstein, like most of us, has 20 digits. Ten fingers. Ten toes."

What would we do without this guy?
1..I guess Tiny (brain-wise) Tim never met Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown.

2..Enjoy baseball broadcasts more.

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