Pay Attention, Jon Miller

Sunday, June 17, 2007

(posted by OMDQ)

Chien-Ming Wang is pitching very well for the Yankees this evening. As you mentioned, Ron Guidry pitched a great game for the Yankees 29 years ago today.

This does not mean you have to continually reach to compare the two performances.

Example: "Taiwan Lightning" might be the dumbest thing I've heard recently.

***WE INTERRUPT THIS MILDLY ANGRY ANALYSIS OF JON MILLER TO BRING YOU THE LATEST AWFUL STATEMENT FROM HIS BROADCAST PARTNER, JOE MORGAN***

Joe Morgan just said, in all seriousness, that Alex Rodriguez "might be working his way toward being a true Yankee." Jon Miller is now off the hook with regards to the whole "dumbest thing I've heard recently" thing.

***WE NOW RETURN YOU TO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING***

...and on top of that, there was the "they're on their feet just like they used to be on their feet for Guidry" statement that Miller pulled out of nowhere. Enough, Jon. The connection is tenuous at best - don't try to make it out to be more than it is.

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 10:41 PM

9 Comments:

I gave up in the fifth inning. Joe Morgan had just mistaken so many players in the infield (Jeter for Cano, Gotay for Valentin and Gomez) that it was just becoming too much.

Can't they just call the game?

Signal to Noise said...
Jun 17, 2007, 11:35:00 PM  

Is it me, or does Joe seem to get more and more self-serving every week? I mean, I know he only cares about himself, but c'mon; there has to be a limit to the amount of douchebaggery he exhibits every week, isn't there?

Bruce said...
Jun 18, 2007, 12:26:00 AM  

Well he had to say that Jeter has a long way to go in catching Pete Rose for the all-time hits record. Uh thanks for the tip Joe.

Steve said...
Jun 18, 2007, 12:30:00 AM  

Ya'll should lay off Joe "I drink a lot of Captian before announcing games" Morgan. It's gotta be tough to be old, black, and have freckles. Hell, I'm not that old, am of Irish descent, and so white I'm almost transluscent. And I know first hand what a hazer freckles can be. It makes you wanna sound smarter than you really are to compensate for the ugliness.

Dummy said...
Jun 18, 2007, 12:44:00 AM  

It's equally frustrating, if not more so, as a Yankee fan to have to deal with this. Nearly every Saturday game is on Fox so I have to deal with McCarver and then Morgan/Miller on Sunday night. By Monday morning I've lost more brain cells than an alcoholic falling down a flight of stairs head first (on second thought, this might be a less painful route).

REAL BOLD PREDICTION JOE, CALLING FOR A PITCH OUT AFTER IT HAS HAPPENED AND THE RUNNER HAS BEEN THROWN OUT.

BigAT said...
Jun 18, 2007, 12:55:00 AM  

AA, I feel bad for you. If you can't see that Guidry and "Hey, Wang" aren't twins like Jon Miller and myself, then I just feel terrible for you.

GMoney said...
Jun 18, 2007, 10:20:00 AM  

Signal to noise,
I was wondering what game Morgan was watching. Although that could have been a riff on the Who's On First routine.

Bigat I feel the same way, the best broadacast coverage was from the METS radio team. Everyone else was awful.

Anonymous said...
Jun 18, 2007, 2:16:00 PM  

The A-Rod being a true Yankee comment was actually funny, because it was totally sarcastic. It was a jab at all the people saying he isn't and never will be a true Yankee.

I remember when John Miller was actually good. Must be eating too much.

Mantlemurcer said...
Jun 18, 2007, 3:19:00 PM  

mantlemurcer, I'll give Joe the benefit of the doubt on that one. It could very well have been meant in jest.

The problem is, though, that everything he says is delivered in the same dull monotone, so it's hard to tell when he's joking around and when he's serious. Same thing happened earlier this year when he told Rachel Robinson not to cheer in the press box - he SOUNDED serious, but was probably just messing with her.

Jun 18, 2007, 9:38:00 PM  

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