Softball: ESPN Broadcasters

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  1. G2MGA
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    +1 to this entire thread.

    Just caught the end of Oregon-Nebraska and I agree that Finch and her play-by-play guy (Adam Amin?) did a pretty nice job.

    The pbp from Gainesville was some of the worst I've heard, with an honorable mention to Holly Rowe (Texas regional? can't remember?) who should definitely stick to sideline reporting.
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    I hope they bring back John Kruk. He was easily the best commentator they had.
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    He does the wcws, not regional/supers.
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    All About MEchelle Smith is tough to listen to as well. Always critical and full of "this is how I did it, or would have done it". I lost any taste for her after they way she ripped Steph Brombacher in the CWS during the whole illegal pitch debacle
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    Kruk only did it for 1 year. The last couple of years up until the Finals they rotated between the day and night sessions.

    The afternoon sessions are usually the god awful Pam Ward and Michelle Smith. The night sessions Beth Mowins and Jessica Mendoza. Holly Rowe is the roving or grazing reporter.

    The finals is a 3-woman booth of Mowins, Mendoza, and Smith.
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    ^^^ Thanks for clarifying.
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    No matter how bad they are, nobody is worse at calling college softball games than John Kruk. He's like having Bob Uecker try to call a NASCAR race, only without the charm, wit or human decency.
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    I went to High School w/ Michelle Smith, Voorhees High School, Glen Gardner NJ. Class of 1985. She is about 6'0 tall. She couldn't be a nicer person and obliviously knows what she is talking about. I think people on here just like to bitch about everything.
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    They were horrible.
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    Mute button and listen to Gatorzone, if available.
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    Sounds like no commentators are good enough for you guys. Wow.
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    "obliviously" :whistle:

    I know you didn't mean this, but in the context, it is kind of funny.

    Michele is fine. I'm OK with most of the analysts they bring in, they know what they
    speak of. Its the pbp that drive me crazy.
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    Just wait for the World Series tomorrow when they bring up last year over and over again.

    Since we play early, we get Pam ward. Shield your eyes and ears.

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