May 22, 2009

Eck Being Eck

Gold!

26 comments:

Jere said...

Nice.

That site's comment feature seems to not work. And none of their posts have any comments so I guess it's not just me. (I was gonna tell 'em about the new red "Yay-America Holiday" hats since they posted a pic of the blue one.)

redsock said...

How can you save those vids?

thatdietcokegirl said...

Oh man. Beautiful...

Damn, tho, mf just does not stop talking. I love it and hate it kinda? But I REALLY love people just talking from their hearts and forgetting themselves, on tv. A++

Amy said...

Classic. I had not heard the second one at all, and the first one slipped right by me even though I heard it.

9casey said...

Really , what's not to like......

L-girl said...

"mf just does not stop talking."

That's what's not to like. I wouldn't mind him so much if he would just stfu once in a while. Every second of the ball game does not need to be filled with Stories of Eck.

I don't like him as an announcer.

CaKeY said...

I think he's doing a fine job. I'm finding him entertaining and knowledgeable for the most part. Dave Roberts on the other hand... love the guy, but boy he's dull.

andy said...

Completely agree, Eck is freestylin straight from his heart. He is an Anti-TV Personality. He says some moronic stuff sometimes, a lot, but he is not beholden to anyone or any advertiser or to even the network. He talks like he is watching the game and enjoying it.

andy said...

When he made the comment about everyone in fenway or all the fans blowing papi's first homer out, he really hit it on the head. It was true and he was doing it too. I hear love for this team and this game when he is on.

L-girl said...

Why is everyone so excited about someone saying "shit" on TV?

I understand that's not the only reason you all like Eck, but why is hearing a naughty word on your TV so exciting or hilarious? I don't get it.

Barth said...

When he first came here in 1978 (the gnashing of teeth among the many who take spring training too seriously about our giving up the immortal Ted Cox for Eck still makes me laugh) Peter Gammons wrote a column warning us of Eck-speak: "bring the cheese," etc.

He has always been this way and his way of approaching everything is consistent and defines the guy. I miss the RemDawg, but he is as great a fill in as there can be.

A Conformer said...

I must say, calling Masterson "masturbator" is pretty damn funny.

redsock said...

"Masturbate" is hilarious. I can't believe we all missed it live.

Added to the hilarity is that the comment he makes about Masterson is that he's "just playing with him". Is that where he got it -- did he have "playing with himself" in his head?

A lot of the Eck (and Roberts) complaints are totally unfair. They have been doing this for only a week or three, and Eck's studio style does not always work in the booth.

Not sure why we expect them to be great right out of the gate. Like if Bard has a bad outing, we'll start wringing our hands. Of course he's going to get pounded -- probably a few times. But in a year or two, when he learns how to pitch against the best hitters in the world, maybe he'll be something to watch.

redsock said...

He talks like he is watching the game and enjoying it.

Yep. That is what he's good at. He just should watch out he doesn't become the guy on the couch who can't shut up about every single freakin pitch and is in love with his own phrases and so repeats them six times a minute for five innings.

Being quiet for a little bit does not mean you have nothing to say.

redsock said...

Ted Cox! 6-for-6! I can still remember those games, listening to Martin/Woods.

Let's see -- it was 1977: September 18 (4-for-4 in his debut at Baltimore) and September 19 (2-for-4 at home against the Yankees, but singles in his first two times up). DH batting 2nd both games!

Sunday and Monday. ... I would have guessed mid-week, like Wednesday and Thursday.

13 games in 1977: .362/.393/.500.

Then: March 30, 1978: Traded with Bo Diaz, Mike Paxton and Rick Wise to Cleveland for Dennis Eckersley and Fred Kendall.

tim said...

hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha

9casey said...

L-girl said...

I understand that's not the only reason you all like Eck, but why is hearing a naughty word on your TV so exciting or hilarious? I don't get it.


Because for the most part we are all infantile dolts who still laugh at farts....Farts are funny, right?

And he didn't mean to say shit and he is not supposed to say shit, sometimes that stuff is just funny....that's all

redsock said...

Eck's quiet little "oop" is the best part of the whole clip.

redsock said...

Farts are funny, right?

Farts are always funny. Always.

L-girl said...

"Because for the most part we are all infantile dolts who still laugh at farts....Farts are funny, right?"

So I'm told. I don't laugh at farts but I realize I'm almost alone in that.

The masturbator slip-up is funny. Saying shit on TV... *shrug*

* * * *

Speaking for myself, I don't expect Dave Roberts or Dennis Eckersley to be great at jobs they are very new to. I can appreciate it's very difficult to do (most jobs are harder than they appear), and even more difficult to do well, since so few people do.

However... that doesn't mean I'm going to enjoy a style that irritates me. I find his hyper chatter and the endless war stories - and the endless repetition - annoying.

But I'll try not to keep reminding you! :)

MegoSteve said...

I wish Eck would have said, "I apologize for the slip, but we all know what he said just by reading his lips. It's a little foolish to pretend that grown ups, especially baseball players, never ever curse."

redsock said...

Somewhat connected:


David Wells (TBS) wouldn't mind having pay-per-view games where it was anything goes: "Now that would be more entertaining."

I DO pay to see the games. The EI package is pay-per-view. It's not the same as $40 for a single boxing match, but it ain't fuckin' free either.

L-girl said...

The man bragged about spending $35,000 on a cap (then tried to wear it during a game, hoping no one would notice). We can't expect him to know what we proles pay to watch baseball.

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accudart said...

Awesome suff....Gold is correct!

L-girl, don't you know by now that men are simple creatures. Why do you think Howard Stern has thrived for so long?

L-girl said...

"L-girl, don't you know by now that men are simple creatures."

Not only that, but the ones who aren't simple creatures enjoy acting as if they are.

I know lots of women who find farts funny, too. I'm just one of them.

jomapivt said...

I love Eck, and have since he first came to the Sox. Remy is fine, but so damn corporate. Personally, I'm old school. Screw the sponsors, tell it like it is, say what's in your heart. God Bless You Eck!