You know, it's really easy to rag on Al Hrabosky
and Dan McLaughlin
You're probably waiting on a but, aren't you? Well, there isn't one. I'm just stating a fact. It's easy to rag on Dan and Al, mostly because they're terrible at their jobs. Even when I agree with one of them, as in Hrabosky's recent spat with the manager
, it's still impossible to ignore the awfulness that is the FSN broadcast.
Let's face it; there isn't anyone in the Cards' broadcast booth who can compete with that mustache.
And just because I'm such a nice guy, I would like to point you toward a profile of some really good broadcasters
, the television broadcast team for the New York Metropolitans. Gary Cohen
, Ron Darling
, and Keith Hernandez
may just be the best broadcast team currently working on the television side, and I would venture to say they're probably better than 90% of the radio teams out there too.
It really hurts me to say this, as I remember the days of the Pond Scum Mets. I grew up hating the Mets nearly as much as the Cubs, and that's saying something. Unfortunately, I also can't ignore quality when I see it, and the Mets have it in the booth in spades.