Best game announcers

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    Believe it or not, I watched the bottom of the ninth of Game 7 of the '92 NLCS on mute (the Francisco Cabrera/Sid Bream game). I was going to turn up the sound, but Pendleton hit that leadoff triple and I didn't want to do anything to derail it.
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    One of the great moments in my life.
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    I use to go to all the gator baseball games and loved it!! I use to be one of the third baseline hecklers..man, thos were the days!! "NO TUNA SUB!!"
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    We've been butting heads a little, Oak, but the Harry Doyle post closes out any animus. Thanks for the smile of the day. "Juuuuust a bit outside."

    Back in the day, all we had was WGN and TBS, so a steady diet of Harry and Steve and Skip and Ernie kinda spoiled me. Vin said he used to call games with a 3 minute egg timer-pitch count, MOB, outs and score, and...flip.
    As a kid, Sumerall (sp) and Madden.
    I remember Otis "There's a penalty on the Gators, a five yarder...no, 10...15 yards...that's the end of the 3rd quarter." EVERY made Gator kick was "Right between the uprights."
    Loved Ron Franklin and Nessler.
    "Go get it, big fella!" "And with a kissss off the tin." Raftery. And Dickie V.
    Love Mick, but I agree, less is more w/ the "Oh my".
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    FWIW, Dick Enberg is very solid at all sports (didn't even know he did baseball till I caught a Padres game on MLB one night). Best thing about Enberg is that he's just a really affable, pleasant and likeable personality.

    Come to think of it, I always liked Don Criqui too.
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    All good aj.

    Absolutely classic memories you got there.
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    another great duo back in the day

    Dizzy Dean and PeeWee Reese
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    I was also so a Red before I got locked in to the Rays. Love em
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    Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Davey Concepcion, Tony Perez, Joe Morgan, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Pedro Borbon... great team.

    I was a Pirates fan but had to appreciate those guys.
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    Vin freakin skully.
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    I spent a season in Cincy as a kid. Erik Davis, Sabo, those guys....
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    That team was silly good!
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    I remember watching the Kurt Gibson home run live...no legs underneath him but knew eckersley was going to throw the slider...get chills just thinking about it!
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    And fun. I wish we had a home team in Florida when I was little. My childhood memories of baseball are of a team I dont even pull for anymore.
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    I remember teams but I had players I loved to watch regardless of who they played for:
    Kirby Puckett hitting, Dave Stewart closing a game, wizard of oz playing shortstop, Dave Winfield hitting line drive home runs....those guys were gamers!
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    No Braves? Granted, I spent a good deal of my childhood n atlanta. Born and a larger part in St Pete so always a big Cardinals fan too (Plus, both sets of grandparents - Indiana and Mississippi - big cards fans).

    Liked Rays from day 1, but 2008 really sank the hook for them and baseball in general (again).
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    My Dad came to Florida from Cincy as a kid. So he is a Reds fan to this day. I liked the Dodgers as a little kid (Garvey, Lopes, Cey...etc.) Moved to Cincinnati for my Freshman year (1987-1988), and then almost immediately back to Florida (Due to my Dad's job)...Kinda fell in love with that Reds team after going to a bunch of games...They were my team for the next 20 years.

    I followed the Rays from the start...but I agree. The winning won me over. I had always wanted a home team to root for, and though I no longer live in Florida...I finally have a home team.

    My love for the Reds lessened and I had become just a casual follower of baseball, and really only watched the playoffs. It made me a bit sad, as I LOVED baseball for most of my life. The Rays success, coupled with my little boy, who already at 3 years old wants to watch the "Ways" game and wear his "Ways" hat everywhere he goes, has certainly reignited my love for baseball. I'm hoping my dad and I can take him to the Trop this year for his first game.
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    I remember in 1990 my bed time was something like 8 o'clock (I was 7). However when the World Series came on, my dad would let me stay up under the condition I took a nap in the afternoon. One week a year I got to break my bedtime, the World Series. The first World Series I actually remember was the Reds in 1990. Then the Twins and Kirby Puckett in 1991. The Twins series was a good series.

    I always felt baseball had it right. You play 162 games and only the winners of each division played for the right to go to the World Series. The Wild Card adds excitement but it lessens the regular season. Now the only reasons to watch a June baseball game is either you need an excuse to drink beer at 1 o'clock on a Tuesday in Chicago or you simply can't help listening to the announcers as they somehow make a mundane Rays-KC game interesting.

    I do like inter league play. It adds some freshness to the schedule.
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    Same here. No teams In Fla, became a Yankees/Braves fan since they were always on tv and usually winning. Hank Aaron was my fav player as a tyke, then Reggie Jackson.

    Became a huge Marlins fan when they came to town (attended both WS wins), but have no team now due to the Loria debacle. Kind of sad really, big baseball fan here.

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