Look, I’m sure Tim McCarver is a really nice guy. He has that loveable grandfather feel about him, but goodness he is like nails on a chalkboard to most. Thankfully, his run at Fox Sports is just days away from ending as most baseball fans can’t stand McCarver’s announcing style.
Not only does McCarver speak to you as if you’re a child who’s never seen a baseball game, but he often goes off on strange, confusing tangents like you’ll see below.
McCarver was attempting to explain the obstruction call that ended Game 3 of the 2013 World Series and this is what he came up with:
I’m going to assume you’ll need a transcript of that, so, here you go:
“A lotta rules that either imply directly or indirectly that umpires’ decisions, uh, often, or, an, an umpires’ judgement often, uh, it’s an umpire in this particular case thinks obstruction, a guy in, a guy obstructed and impeded a guy going to the next base, he could call it, otherwise, no call.”
Man, how I’m going to miss that.