Well, Glenn Geffner called yet another game last night, a really exciting game at that (1-0 RS over Tribe).
You might have divined from listening to his play-by-play that it was the 100th game of the season. About 30 times.
Now, in fairness (and I always try to be fair to the Little Feller), he achieved his own milestone during the game. Sit down kids, and hold on to your hats: Glenn Geffner called an exciting play in real time! It was the play on which Youk grabbed a bunt attempt down the first base line and pegged it to second on a close play for the out. Geffner actually called they play as it was happening in synchronicity with the action. This is as opposed to his usual call, where he watches what happens on the field and then tells us what just happened, often consulting replay so as not to offend real baseball people.
I also learned that Glenn Geffner worked out at the hotel with members of the Counting Crows and they are "in shape". There's a mental picture I don't need to have painted within 45 minutes of having ingested my evening meal. Glenn then had to give us his trademark coda: "Life on the road is tough, you know". Hopefully, not long for you, pal.
Meanwhile, here's something from the old LC mailbag, which is reprinted here with permission from the writer:
I'm a die hard, life-long baseball/Red Sox fan for close to 40 years. I abhor the mere mention of the farcical, bush league "Red Sox Nation" and its incessant promotion (including the nightly three hour NESN marketing/promotion campaign that serves as Red Sox broadcasts). Call me a baseball traditionalist, I guess, as I am interested in what goes on on the field and not in the stands. But I digress.I just wanted you to know that you are 100%, right on about how disgraceful and annoying Glenn Geffner (GG) is. A radio baseball announcer is supposed to paint a picture for the listener through the ebbs and flows of a game and a season. He couldn't do this if his life depended on it and he makes Trupiano (who I actually liked) seem like Ernie Harwell or Vin Scully.His incessant, insipid, nonsensical and nonstop statistical-based and hackneyed storytelling is absolutely nauseous. He sounds like he should be doing games on a college radio station. Does he have compromising photos of Lucchinno? Can't Red Sox management take a tape from one game (he's already done far too many) and use that for his next resume/job posting? Keep up the crusade and hopefully, someone from Red Sox management will read your blog and pull the plug on GG before poor Castiglione or O'Brien winds up drunk during a broadcast.
Does he have compromising photos of Lucchinno? Got to be worse than that.
Can't Red Sox management take a tape from one game (he's already done far too many) and use that for his next resume/job posting? RS adminstration frequently visits this blog. They aren't idiots.
Keep up the crusade and hopefully, someone from Red Sox management will read your blog and pull the plug on GG before poor Castiglione or O'Brien winds up drunk during a broadcast.
Behold the power of grain alchohol.