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Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« on: September 28, 2017, 05:12:45 pm »
The Lineups:
Astros

    RF: George Springer
    3B: Alex Bregman
    2B: Jose Altuve
    SS: Carlos Correa
    DH: Evan Gattis
    LF: Marwin Gonzalez
    1B: Yuli Gurriel
    CF: Cameron Maybin
    C: Brian McCann
    SP: Brad Peacock

   Red Sox

    SS: Xander Bogaerts
    2B: Dustin Pedroia
    LF: Andrew Benintendi
    RF: Mookie Betts
    1B: Mitch Moreland
    DH: Hanley Ramirez
    3B: Rafael Devers
    C: Christian Vazquez
    CF: Jackie Bradley
    SP: Eduardo Rodriguez
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 06:19:11 pm »
Top of the 1st Springer, walk. Bregman, out. Altuve single, Correra single, Gattis batting with the bases loaded and one out.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 06:20:52 pm »
Joe West behind the plate, looks at Gattis' bat, Evan gets a new one from the BB. Down 0-2
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 06:23:52 pm »
Gattis works the count full. takes struke three looking for the second out.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 06:26:08 pm »
King Marwin drives a double to the LCF wall and clears the bases. 3-0
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 06:28:32 pm »
Yuli batting, 2 outs, Marwin on second. Pops up to catcher Vasquez in foul territory near the first base dugout.

Astros lead 3-0
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 06:29:33 pm »
Texted a few friends in Boston today. One of them informed me that he doesn't start to pay attention to a sport until Boston's inevitable postseason starts.


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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 06:32:26 pm »
MarGo! Strangest thing just happened where I was following on Gameday and thought Gattis was the third out. I just found fifty bucks, is the feeling!!

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 06:34:54 pm »
MarGo! Strangest thing just happened where I was following on Gameday and thought Gattis was the third out. I just found fifty bucks, is the feeling!!

I've had gameday fake me out.  Sometimes it'll flash the strikeout animation,  sometimes the homerun one.

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 06:39:29 pm »
Boston goes down in the first, no runs, no hits, one error (on Bregman), one man left on base. End of one Astros lead 3-0.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 06:46:53 pm »
Bregman smoked that over the monstah!


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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 06:47:41 pm »
The sound off the bat was slightly erotic.


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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2017, 06:48:42 pm »
The sound off the bat was slightly erotic.


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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2017, 06:49:41 pm »
I called the Bergman bomb.

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2017, 06:51:39 pm »
I called the Bergman bomb.
Only counts if you post it on the GZ thread before it happens.
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2017, 06:52:28 pm »
Ummmmm . . .

What? That's how I start all my adult fiction prose.


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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 06:53:49 pm »
What? That's how I start all my adult fiction prose.


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I never thought it would happen to me . . .

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2017, 06:53:59 pm »
When Bregman was down 0-2 on pitches that looked like balls, I was about to post bitching about the strike zone, then BOOM!
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2017, 06:54:23 pm »
Top of 2
Rodriguez pitching

Cam Maybin - leading of the 2nd, Hits a grounder to Devers at third. Out 5-3.
Brian McCann - out on a broken bat blooper to shortstop on the first pitch.
George Springer - works the count full and singles into LF.
Alex Bregman - (strike out in his first at bat) knocks one over the Monster, Astos take a 5-0 lead.
Jose Altuve - bounces one over the fence in CF for a GR double.
Carlos Correa - walks.

pitching change
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2017, 06:56:28 pm »
I never thought it would happen to me . . .
Seems like a good time to RIP Hef.
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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2017, 06:59:16 pm »
Top of 2
Rodriguez pitching

Cam Maybin - leading of the 2nd, Hits a grounder to Devers at third. Out 5-3.
Brian McCann - out on a broken bat blooper to shortstop on the first pitch.
George Springer - works the count full and singles into LF.
Alex Bregman - (strike out in his first at bat) knocks one over the Monster, Astos take a 5-0 lead.
Jose Altuve - bounces one over the fence in CF for a GR double.
Carlos Correa - walks.

pitching change
Boyer pitching

Gattis FO to LF

Middle of 2 Astros lead 5-0
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2017, 07:00:47 pm »
Moreland sent Peacock's 0-2 pitch over the wall near that Pesky foul pole.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2017, 07:01:25 pm »
Bottom of 2

Peacock pitching

Moreland HR to LF
Ramirez FO to LF.
Devers grounds out pitcher to first.
Vasquez single to CF.
Bradley Jr.  pops to shallow CF, Maybin can't get there, Correa almost catches it but it bounces off the glove.
Bogarts batting with runners on the corners, hits one on the ground past a diving Gurriel into LF,  Vasquez scores, Bradley Jr. to second.
Pedroia down 0-2, foul, ball, ball, grounds out 6-3

End of 2  Astros lead 5-2
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2017, 07:04:46 pm »
Seems like a good time to RIP Hef.

It's as if thousands of teenage boys cried out at once,  and then suddenly lost interest.

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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2017, 07:25:09 pm »
Top of 3

Boyer pitching

Marwin - leads off with a single
Gurriel - FO to CF
Maybin - bunt single down the third base line. Marwin to 2nd
McCann - ball, ball, foul, ball, foul, FO LF, Marwin tags and moves to third
Springer - ball, ball, foul, foul, foul, strike swinging.

Middle of 3

Astros lead 5-2
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2017, 07:32:03 pm »
Bottom of 5

Peacock pitching

Benitendi - grounds out to Bregman 5-3
Betts - ball, foul, ball, strike swinging, strike out swinging.
Moreland - pops up to Bregman

End of 3
Astros lead 5-2
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« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2017, 07:35:35 pm »
Dinner time, got to go. someone want to do PBP?
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2017, 07:47:36 pm »
The hit parade continues, 12 hits with 1out in the 4th. 
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« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2017, 07:55:41 pm »
bases loaded again!

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« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2017, 08:00:47 pm »
PBP -

well a lot of stuff happend

Good guys scored 4 and lead 9 - 2.

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« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2017, 08:08:26 pm »
PBP -

well a lot of stuff happend

Good guys scored 4 and lead 9 - 2.

Yada yada yada 9-2

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2017, 08:09:45 pm »
Peacock had was quick,

Line out,
Fly out,
Ground out.

Less than 10 pitches I think... maybe the game wont go more than 4 hours after all.
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« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2017, 08:12:17 pm »
Yada yada yada 9-2

Yeah, thats what I was trying to say.  Actually working from home and trying to watch the game, doing a piss poor job at both.
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« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2017, 08:33:15 pm »
 McCann crushes one to provide the Astros with a 10-2 lead in the 6th.


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« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2017, 08:34:31 pm »
According to the twitter, the Astros have now scored 10 runs in four consecutive games for the first time.


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« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2017, 08:38:01 pm »
According to the twitter, the Astros have now scored 10 runs in four consecutive games for the first time.


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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2017, 08:52:53 pm »
Correa hits a two run shot to the opposite field to extend the lead to 12-2. One out in the 7th.


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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2017, 08:54:36 pm »
I see that vauntin' is back in style. Just in time for Fall!
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« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2017, 09:06:05 pm »
Not Astros related, but I'd give my life savings to anyone who could eliminate Tim Beck (OC for UT).
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« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2017, 09:09:23 pm »
I'm gonna miss Blummer during the post season.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2017, 09:11:14 pm »
Correa’s last three games:
 11-for-14, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs

Two dollar pistols think he is hot.
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« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2017, 09:44:56 pm »
Good guys kick the crap outta the sawks 12 2,

TB beat the goddamn Yanks,

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« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2017, 09:54:04 pm »
 This Correa kid might just make the postseason roster.

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« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2017, 10:43:39 pm »
I'm gonna miss Blummer during the post season.

Blummer far surpasses any color commentary we've been privileged to.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2017, 11:07:58 pm »
Blum is really good, but he is no JD.
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« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2017, 12:08:15 am »
Blum is really good, but he is no JD.

That was my first reaction, too.

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2017, 12:12:55 am »
I'm gonna miss Blummer during the post season.

When ESPN aired the Astros-Rangers game on Wednesday, AT&T SportsNet Southwest aired the game on their network with the home announcers.  They should really allow the home TV crew to do the same in the playoffs.   They have home, road, and national radio broadcasts. 

IIRC, the NBA allows home TV crews to air playoff games up until a certain point. 

The MLB fun police says no, though.  Of course, it's all about the money. 

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2017, 06:33:42 am »
Blummer far surpasses any color commentary we've been privileged to.

There won't be any oppotacos or mccannon bombs.

And how great would it be for him to tell one of them, you look?

He's no JD but he's gotten so much better. Imagine how good he would be if he hadn't had to work with Ashby for so long?
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2017, 06:46:14 am »
There won't be any oppotacos or mccannon bombs.

And how great would it be for him to tell one of them, you look?

He's no JD but he's gotten so much better. Imagine how good he would be if he hadn't had to work with Ashby for so long?

This. His humor is much different than JD’s, but he is just as funny, and his baseball insight is just as knowledgeable. JD doing pbp with Blum on color would be HOF. MCCANNONBALL! cracks me up every time.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2017, 06:54:17 am »
Bottom of 2

Peacock pitching

Moreland HR to LF
Ramirez FO to LF.
Devers grounds out pitcher to first.
Vasquez single to CF.
Bradley Jr.  pops to shallow CF, Maybin can't get there, Correa almost catches it but it bounces off the glove.
Bogarts batting with runners on the corners, hits one on the ground past a diving Gurriel into LF,  Vasquez scores, Bradley Jr. to second.
Pedroia down 0-2, foul, ball, ball, grounds out 6-3

End of 2  Astros lead 5-2

You have LF and RF confused in this post and in two others above. As you look as the field like a catcher does, RF is to the...wait for it...right, and LF is to the left. Moreland’s HR was to deep RF.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2017, 07:25:27 am »
You have LF and RF confused in this post and in two others above. As you look as the field like a catcher does, RF is to the...wait for it...right, and LF is to the left. Moreland’s HR was to deep RF.
but when you're on a stage....    Well, I was cooking dinner and mostly listening to Kalas. I tried while I could but I always struggle typing anything. Thanks for the correction. Although it is extremely rare, I like it when you do play by play, Really like Mark's pbp most of all.

Edited to take out typos...
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2017, 08:30:34 am »
While I think JD is the superior color guy, he also had the advantage of working with Bill Brown.  Blum was saddled with horrible Ashby and now solid Kalas.  Vs JD getting to work years with Brown.   JD/Brown's chemistry is part of what made JD so great.

At the end of the day, Im really happy with the TV broadcast, Blum/Todd/Julia are excellent.   
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« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2017, 09:27:52 am »
but when you're on a stage....    Well, I was cooking dinner and mostly listening to Kalas. I tried while I could but I always struggle typing anything. Thanks for the correction. Although it is extremely rare, I like it when you do play by play, Really like Mark's pbp most of all.

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Let's not forget that HH is the one that does PBP more, by a large amount, than anyone on this board. When he is in the third-world, like now, it is rarely picked up by anybody and that is on all of us. HH does a great job IMHO and I appreciate his efforts and enjoy his work and appreciate anyone taking on that task. I tried it for a couple of innings during the day game and it is harder than it looks. 

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« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2017, 09:30:23 am »
Let's not forget that HH is the one that does PBP more, by a large amount, than anyone on this board. When he is in the third-world, like now, it is rarely picked up by anybody and that is on all of us. HH does a great job IMHO and I appreciate his efforts and enjoy his work and appreciate anyone taking on that task. I tried it for a couple of innings during the day game and it is harder than it looks.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2017, 09:35:52 am »
While I think JD is the superior color guy, he also had the advantage of working with Bill Brown.  Blum was saddled with horrible Ashby and now solid Kalas.  Vs JD getting to work years with Brown.   JD/Brown's chemistry is part of what made JD so great.

At the end of the day, Im really happy with the TV broadcast, Blum/Todd/Julia are excellent.   

Agree with this 100%.

On a separate note, I like the new strategy of scoring 10+ runs and allowing 3 or less. Genius move by AJ.
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« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2017, 09:36:36 am »
Agree with this 100%.

On a separate note, I like the new strategy of scoring 10+ runs and allowing 3 or less. Genius move by AJ.

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« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2017, 09:38:40 am »
Agree with this 100%.

On a separate note, I like the new strategy of scoring 10+ runs and allowing 3 or less. Genius move by AJ.

I think it would be great if his 18 game win streak strategy can work out.
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« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2017, 10:00:58 am »
I think it would be great if his 18 game win streak strategy can work out.

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« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2017, 01:07:16 pm »
This. His humor is much different than JD’s, but he is just as funny, and his baseball insight is just as knowledgeable. JD doing pbp with Blum on color would be HOF. MCCANNONBALL! cracks me up every time.

Me too.  You can just see Todd Kalas in the booth ... "Brian McCann hits one deep to right, way back, and it's gone!  That's Brian McCann's 17th home run on the season, and the Astros are now up 10 to 2!"    <silently points right finger to Blummer>

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« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2017, 02:47:01 pm »
IMO, JD's humor is more cerebral and dry. Blum's humor is more referential and goofy. I like them both but over the long haul, I take JD.
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« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2017, 03:05:40 pm »
IMO, JD's humor is more cerebral and dry. Blum's humor is more referential and goofy. I like them both but over the long haul, I take JD.

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« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2017, 03:23:31 pm »
They are both great but you all need to get over JD.  He's moved on. 
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #62 on: September 29, 2017, 05:26:53 pm »
They are both great but you all need to get over JD.  He's moved on.

Hear hear, I go with radio overlay when I want audio but listen without it most of the time.
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« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2017, 06:01:43 pm »
Hear hear, I go with radio overlay when I want audio but listen without it most of the time.

Ditto. The radio team is excellent. I do not like Kalas.

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« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2017, 11:33:32 pm »
Im not sure I understand this "get over" logic.   Sorry, I liked JD more.   There is nothing to get over.
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« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2017, 06:23:37 am »
IMO, JD's humor is more cerebral and dry. Blum's humor is more referential and goofy. I like them both but over the long haul, I take JD.

Yep, but you do not have a choice. JD jilted us for FTC. He was the one with a choice, and he left. Did I read here someone saying he had listened to JD on a Cubs broadcast, and he is not the JD we had anymore?

I like Blum a lot. I like Kalas too. His upbeat style is so refreshing after sour, negative Ashby, he has great chemistry with Blum, and he obviously is thrilled to be an Astro.
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« Reply #66 on: September 30, 2017, 08:42:50 am »
Ditto. The radio team is excellent. I do not like Kalas.

I love the radio guys too.