A reader wrote me today and seems a little put out:
Curt Gowdy, Ned Martin, Jim Woods, Ken Coleman, Jon Miller, Joe Castiglione, Jerry Trupiano - all of them servicable, some of them legendary Red Sox voices of the past 50 years ................... but Glenn F'n Geffner??????
Who can I write to in the Red Sox organization to voice my outrage, disgust and displeasure with this continued charade? I suppose sending a missive to the VP of Communications will do me no good. "Dear GFG, you $uck. Please fire yourself".
Seriously, I want those marketing and media obsessed owners and upper management to know how badly they have F'd up by repeatedly giving this NCAA or minor league broadcaster air time.
Please tell me that Lucchinno and his minions know that GFG $ucks.
Also, can there be anything more insulting than having GFG calling pennant race - or even worse - playoff baseball? Aside from the insipid Red Sox Nation nonsense and all things NESN, the Red Sox market themselves as a team prided on a rich baseball tradition and history, and rightfully so. Imagine GFG behind the mike at a critical juncture/moment of this season? Its nauseating to think of.
And while I am piling on - I heard the radio replay of Ortiz' upper deck blast from last night. Anyone with a base level knowledge of the game could see that as soon as that ball was struck that it was not only a HR, but a titanic, majestic clout (Ned Martin would have summed it up thusly "there it goes (five second pause) Mercy". But GFG had to go through the whole "there's a fly ball, deep to right, back BS". What a complete over-exposed, in over his head, amateur.
Keep up the crusade.