Posted on: November 5, 2011 10:40 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2011 10:42 pm
By Matt Snyder
Fox baseball analyst Tim McCarver is nearly universally disliked by hard-core baseball fans -- most notably those on Twitter during games -- and that's not likely to change after hearing him sing. Along with Archer Records, McCarver has put out an album called "Tim McCarver Sings Selections from the Great American Songbook."
You can listen to a few samples from the compilation by clicking through on this link. After listening to all of them, I can't help but come away a bit disappointed McCarver didn't try to take his talents on a different Fox broadcast -- namely one where Simon Cowell got to judge McCarver's singing "talent." Then again, maybe I'm a poor judge of music talent. I'll readily admit that, but I thought it was bad.
Hey, I have no problem with people who can't sing. I'm one of those people. I just find it completely hilarious when people who can't sing think they can. But to each his own. (And, again, I'm no music critic).
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Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:25 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 11:00 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans
So much for reverence… in the World Series we now get bad impressions of Will Ferrell as Harry Caray from Rangers pitcher Derek Holland. But hey, anything that keeps Tim McCarver from talking can't be all bad.
Still, it was pretty not good -- even though he appears to be getting a lot of mileage out of it. Holland was the in-game guest of McCarver and Joe Buck, as the two regurgitated a tidbit they'd read in a tweet or blog post in the last 12 hours in some sort of Chirs Farley Show interview stylings.
Here's Holland channelling Ferrell:
Holland was 11 when Caray died, but does have a dog named "Wrigley" so perhaps he has actually heard Caray call a game. He also closed out his inning of national television doing a bad impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Even if his Caray and Schwarzenegger skills are a little subpar, his Ron Washington is pretty entertaining. Check it out:
The one thing Holland has done has solidified his future as a go-to guy for broadcasts -- and the next postseason without the Rangers, expect to see him employed, even with the creeper mustache. But hey, the mustache is still better than A.J. Pierzynski's highlights. That said, Rich Little's job is safe.