Thursday, August 31, 2006
Mr. Monk's Got Nothing On This Primate
I've finally figured out what happened to make the Cardinals a little mediocre this year.
"This is how it happened..."
Joe Buck announced several of the Cardinals TV games earlier this year, and the Cardinals got off to a great start. Then, when Fox network began to broadcast it's Saturday baseball games in late May, Joe was lost except for periodic appearances. Like last night, when they scored 13 runs.
Let's face it. This year's version of the Cardinals plays at its best when Mighty Joe (sorry, had to get in an ape reference) is at the mike. I don't know if they rub his forehead before the game or what, but something seems to work.
Unfortunately, Joe now begins football duty for Fox and this was his last regular season announcing gig for the Cards this year.
Which doesn't bode well for the rest of the season.
But since the Red Sox won't be playing the Yankees in the playoffs this year (thank God- I'm SO sick of that), maybe Joe can do the National League playoffs. IF we make it, someone needs to lock Joe in the broadcast booth; and don't let him out 'til its over.