Monday, July 27, 2009

Tom Hamilton of the Cleveland Indians is the worst baseball announcer

There are many annoying baseball announcers...the first that comes to mind is the New York Yankees John Sterling with his "Yankees Win...thaaaaaaaaaaaa Yankees Win"...the Chicago White Sox play-by-play man Hawk Harrelson gets under my skin with his "He gone" call after a White Sox pitcher strikes out a batter...but the most annoying and worst baseball announcer in the sport is the Cleveland Indians Tom Hamilton...

Hamilton calls every Indians homerun like it is a World Series clinching blast...Ryan Garko can hit a solo shot in the first inning and Hamilton will be screaming and yelling...as a kid I used to listen to Herb Score call the Indians games...Score was not perfect as he made many errors in calling the game...but at least he was professional and did not act like every homerun was the "mother of all homers"...this weekend the Tribe is honoring Hamilton as fans will be receiving a Tom Hamilton bobblehead...the Indians will then have fireworks after the game with a replay of Hamilton's greatest play-by-plays...if anyone gets one of those bobbleheads, please send it to be so I can bust it into pieces...

These announcers need to take a lesson from Los Angeles Dodgers great Vin Scully...Scully is the best baseball announcer ever...he was praised by the media for his call on Manny Ramirez's pinch-hit grand slam last week...check it out:
  • Vin Scully
  • 12 comments:

    GMoney said...

    Thank you, Stiles. I hate the Indians but had respect for Score. Sure, he butchered names like Harry Caray, but he was classic. Yet Indians fans always tell me that Hammy is better. I don't know how anyone could say this as he talks like is gargling testicles.

    Anonymous said...

    Dude, you're on crack. Hammy is actually interested in the baseball game and I like that. You people are just haters.

    Anonymous said...

    Glenn Geffner ex Redsox announcer,brutal.Overbearing,no feel for a game,3 x 5 index card info spewer.Similar to WEEI radios Dale Arnold)who has called redsox and bruins games. Radio schtick is"whitebread guy paired with black cohost who tries to "outblack"the black guy.ARnold gets all his stats from his laptop in front of him.Cohost Holley usually kicks his ass with knowledge.Arnold is truly a sperm burper.

    Anonymous said...

    I dont know who you are or what your qualifications may be in "evaluating" a broadcaster, but I can say in all honesty that you are an idiot - and fools like you being allowed the printed word via the internet are exactly why the blogosphere will never be taken as seriously as it should. Not only do you write in the style of a high school junior, but your take on Tom Hamilton couldn't be more wrong. I hope you and your lousy blog go away soon.

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    Anonymous said...

    I agree re: Geffner

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    Anonymous said...

    You are a complete idiot.

    RobustPorter said...

    I'm a little late..but for what it is worth.........Hey GFoney....So what do you know about the sound of gargling testicles? Is that why you thanked Stiles? Never mind. I don't wanna know. Then another wrote sperm burper. Must of been you GFoney. It's OK. No sense in being anonymous when you already outed yourself gargling Stiles' sack. Be yourself man. Don't try to return to the closet. Go Tribe!

    Anonymous said...

    How the HELL do you even figure that Tom Hamilton is the worst? The thing that makes him the BEST is that he DOES act like every game is the world series. The excitement he brings to the booth while announcing makes it fun to listen to the game on the radio. Even when the Indians have a bad year, he brings his enthusiasm and intensity to the game. He loves the game of baseball, and he respects the game for what it is. Who wants to listen to some boring announcer that goes "This ball is hit high and deep and gone, home run" Id much rather listen to "SWUNG ON A BELTED AAAAAAAA WAYYYYYYY BACK, THIS BALL ISSSSSSSSS GONEEEEE!!!!!! so go write your pointless blogs with a crayon because you're about as educated as a 6 year old.

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    price per head services said...

    Those are kind of things that it makes an announcer famous. when they are that kind of bad.