March 04, 2008

The Buck Stops Here: For the first time since 1960, there won't be a Buck in a Cardinals broadcast booth this year.

posted by justgary to baseball at 12:02 PM - 9 comments

Still can't believe he rooted for the Yanks in the 2006 playoffs (divison series), apathetic about the Redbirds. Jack was spinning in his grave.

posted by SFValley_Dude at 12:19 PM on March 04, 2008

This Cardinals fan won't miss him. He is careful to project this PC image, carefully distancing himself from the Cardinals, then he (and McCarver) can't wait to give all of his love to the Yankees. Note to Joe: unbiased means showing no favoritism to ANY team.

posted by whitedog65 at 12:53 PM on March 04, 2008

Joe has to save time to pursue his acting career. Still his best work to date.

posted by dyams at 12:57 PM on March 04, 2008

It will be good to see/ hear more of Rick Horton. He's got a great voice and excellent baseball knowledge. I would rather Hrabosky part ways with the Redbird booth-- he's a pompous buffoon.

posted by cardsfan at 01:08 PM on March 04, 2008

Also have to agree with cardsfan that Hrabosky is a buffoon. His antics on the mound were somewhat entertaining - his commentary in the booth is simply annoying.

posted by whitedog65 at 01:52 PM on March 04, 2008

Jack Buck was the best announcer ever. Joe? not even close!

posted by shudacudawuda at 07:03 PM on March 04, 2008

Jack Buck was the best announcer ever. Documentation please?

posted by tommybiden at 07:32 PM on March 04, 2008

Since when does an opinion require documentation?

posted by bobfoot at 10:57 PM on March 04, 2008

Jack Buck was the best announcer ever. Joe? not even close! Why is it that we have to compare him to his father? He is a fine announcer. one of the best in the business today. The job has changed. You have to be a little PC today in order to get respect. This isn't 1964. But I digress. The point is that he shouldn't have to live up to his HOFer father. I don't think anyone could possibly live up to Jack Buck. Because of that, I will miss hearing Joe and Tim spar in the booth when the game lags. I wish him well, but I also wish him back.

posted by elijahin24 at 05:35 PM on March 05, 2008

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