McCarver A Hero Among Boston Sports Media

Tim McCarver, roundly mocked by the Boston sports media in the past for his work on the FOX baseball broadcasts, is now their new hero for his comments about Manny Ramirez as recorded by Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“It’s extraordinary – the dichotomy between what he was in Boston and what he is in Los Angeles,” McCarver said. “I mean, talk about wearing out your welcome in a town, and it was a long welcome with the Red Sox. But some of the things he did were simply despicable, despicable – like not playing, refusing to play. Forgetting what knee to limp on. And now it’s washed, it’s gone.”

Joe Sheehan of Baseball Prospectus has a rebuttal to McCarver’s quote.

Hey, some guy named Bruce Allen is analyzing the Patriots/Chargers game with the NBC Football Night in America crew. (And its not the Tampa Bay Bucs GM.)

Nice article in the Baltimore Sun: Ex-Colts connecting again. It about legendary Colts receiver (and former Patriots coach) Raymond Berry reconnecting with Leroy Vaughn (Mo’s father) after the two were rookie teammates on the Colts over 50 years ago.

Comcast SportsNet has their Celtics broadcast schedule for the new season. The big news is that for the first time in 28 years, Tom Heinsohn will only be doing the home games with partner Mike Gorman. Donny Marshall will go on the road with Gorman, and Heinsohn will remain in the studio for those games. Greg Dickerson will again serve as the sideline reporter. All games this season are in HD.

Tony’s Top 5 reasons to root for a Sox-Dodgers World Series. Tony’s all about the Stoooorry Lines. Not whether the games would actually be good or not. I’m rooting hard for that series NOT to happen. I want either team in the series, but not both.

I’m occasionally accused of ignoring Boston College athletics, and I’ll plead guilty to that charge, not because of lack of desire, but a lack of time. Here are two good blogs for keeping up with BC, first, Eagle in Atlanta wonders if BC could host the ESPN Gameday set on October 18th. A second blog is BC All Access.

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  • Jerry

    I hope that if the Red Sox do not make the World Series but the Dodgers do that you will NOT cheer for no. 99. He QUIT on his team, and by extension, every single person who ever cheered for him.

    • NP

      - Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
      Woo, woo, woo …

    • john

      Read the Baseball Prospectus article and you’ll come to a different conclusion on the, “quitting.”

  • http://www.jonvssports.blogspot.com Jon

    BC is odd. As a PC grad, I’m not too fond of them. But I don’t think they get enough press in this town for all the success they have in football, hoops, and (ESPECIALLY) hockey. Still, I’m glad I don’t have to hear Teddy every night anymore…

  • EageleUnderwear

    The only things I don’t really like about BC are the students, alumni, faculty, and their fans. Otherwise I have a voracious appetite for all things Eagles…

    • Tony

      Is that you Felger??

  • Angry Old Bastard

    I must admit, there is a little part of me that wouldn’t mind seeing Manny lead the Dodgers to a World Series title and then just a couple of days later seeing Obama win the election……I truly believe Gerry Callahan will spontaneously combust and I mean that literally…….that would be cool…..yeah, Callahan spontaneously combusting…..yeah….cool

    • http://www.jonvssports.blogspot.com Jon

      I love hearing the Manny talk from Golf Boy and the Giant Forehead. Especially since the Red Sox haven’t played one ALCS game yet and the Phillies are up a game. I’m sure there’s more than enough pictures of Sara Palin on the internet to keep them busy until the WS starts (keep up the bad karma, you clowns).