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Best announcer duo (local broadcast division)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Corky Ramirez up on 94th St., Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    We had this discussion at work tonight...who were the best duo play-by-play/color duo across the four major sports who didn't do NBC/CBS/ABC/Fox? Figured I'd bring it up here.

    My vote went to Fred Cusick/Johnny Peirson, the longtime duo of the Bruins on WSBK TV-38. Which is funny, because I HATED Cusick when he was with Derek Sanderson, being a Whalers fan growing up. That SCORE!!!! after every Bruins goal drove me nuts...especially since it happened against the Whalers often.

    But as I've grown older and become a Bruins fan, and have gotten my hands on old Bruins telecasts...Cusick, and Peirson especially, were damn good. Peirson's analysis was top-notch.

    I just looked Fred up on wikipedia...he broadcast Cape Cod Baseball games last year...at age 89!! Good for him.
  2. Michael Echan

    Michael Echan Member

    This thread begins/ends with John Sterling & Suzyn Waldman.
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Vin Scully and his microphone.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Harry Doyle and Monte were pretty fucking solid, too.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    The murph and Gary Cohen. OK, so they couldn't stand each other off the air and the Murph lost several dozen mph off his fastball in his later years. Still nothing as soothing as the sound of Murph crackling thru the radio.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    It wasn't so much that they couldn't stand each other as it was Cohen couldn't stand Murf smoking in the booth.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I dunno. I remember some awkward pauses in the booth when they disagreed with one another. It seemed to go beyond Murph smoking like a chimney.

    Regardless, I thought it was pretty cool of Cohen to serve as the MC any time the Mets honored the Murph.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Cohen has great respect for Murph's place in Mets/baseball broadcasting history.
    But I heard he complained to the higher ups about Murph chain smoking in the booth and Murph got very pissed.
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Flyball. Caught.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I don't think I ever heard Murphy live. I grew up listening to Kiner, McCarver and Thorne -- in various years -- before Howie Rose and Fran Healy took over my television in the late '90s.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I guarantee you heard him on the radio, Mikey.
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