[SIDE NOTE: If you're not interested in baseball, feel free to stop reading now. I'm afraid that there will be a lot of baseball-related content herein until the Giants either (a) win the World Series or (b) are eliminated. This could be a while yet. Sorry. One positive note: This post is going to be very snarky, so if you like that, maybe stick around.]
The problem is that the National League Championship Series is on the Fox Network, and while I don't expect stories about how the Giants are forcing socialism on America!!! or Lower taxes for millionaire ballplayers will help you out, Mr. Unemployed Pipefitter!!!, Fox Sports' baseball coverage has two enormous problems. I'll list them below.
1. Joe Buck
2. Tim McCarver
This is the face of annoyance in America today.
The problem with this Duo From Hell is that, together, they are the worst Baseball Announcing Team in recorded history. Joe Buck doesn't really care about baseball and calls the games with all the passion of a man picking up dry cleaning. Meanwhile, Tim McCarver is borderline functionally retarded and points out things like "The pitcher, he's the one that throws the ball," or "He has gotten a hit. Now he can take first base." (For more real-life Tim McC gems, look here.)
Tim McCarver on the Chilean miners: "They were trapped in a mine, but now they are at the surface. This is different from being trapped in a mine. In a mine, you are underground, but at the surface, you are above ground. They are above ground now."
I'm going to try and work out some way of syncing up KNBR's radio coverage with the TV box, but if that doesn't work, I guess I'm fucked. Take it away, Tim! "Now, TK, he's going to keep drinking just to drown out our voices. That's what the drinking's good for. Drinking."