Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Initial Thoughts On The MLB Network - Thumbs Up



A big thumbs up to the new MLB Network. Love Harold Reynolds. No, I don't know if Trenni has served him a 10 foot restraining order yet. If you never see them sitting next to each other, then we can draw conclusions. Speaking of...Woz, I think your dreamboat Trenni has put on a couple pounds. She's wearing a sleeveless outfit on the commercials and those arms are going "lunch lady" ever so slowly.

I could see some of the on-air guys being pretty good: Barry Larkin, Tom Verducci, Al Lieter, Harold, etc... Vasgersian is cheesy, but enjoyable. Please, please, please, don't let Mitch Williams play the "Rob Dibble ESPN" role. Every night they'll have a Baseball Tonight-type show starting at 6 PM and going until the last pitch of the night. I'll take these guys over the likes of 'Nando Vina, Orestes Destrade, Jeff "The Trash Heap From Fraggle Rock" Brantley, and Karl "Toupee" Ravich. Seriously, has his hair EVER changed in 20 years? Look at it...he's sporting a rug - Book it!

The shows are pretty good, too. Cures the winter baseball Jones. Caught a show about the 82 Brewers. Man, what a group of slobs. And Ben Oglive...you don't have to jack your pants up to your teets. Hideki Matsui thinks these were too high.

Bottom line: ESPN and Baseball Tonight? K-Bye on my television, hello MLB Network.

9 comments:

Wrigleyville said...

MLB Network is the best.

While I haven't watched much, Channel 213 will be a fixture come baseball season.

AP said...

No Baseball Tonight?

Won't you miss all of that hard-hitting insight from Steve Phillips and John Kruk?

Anonymous said...

She may be adding more jelly for Woz to jam.

DOGY said...

Love it...


But like i said yesterday, i wish they'd also show horrible old games. For the entertainment value

Charlie Marlow said...

Really? You like Harold? I think he talks too much, and wishes he was back on Baseball Tonight.

And what's with Al Leiter? Does he have to get Harold to approve everything he says? What's with the furtive glances? And is he like the dork at the lunch table? They all seem to sort of gang up on him.

In any case, I like it.

Goldy said...

Have not watched much of the network yet and have not seen the recap/hot stove show, but I am guessing I will like it more than ESPN's junk. I guess the key will be, once the seasopn starts f the show is 25 minutes Yankee/Red Sox highlights and 35 min for the other 15 games. That will be the true test.

Anonymous said...

Brad, are the other guys on strike?

Anonymous said...

No, they're holding a prayer vigil for Brett Favre

brad said...

Yeah, they vowed to "stick it to management" this year. I don't blame them.