The NLCS is supposed to be fair coverage of a sporting event by TBS. Yet, it seems like every time something has happened for Dodgers in the series so far, the TBS broadcast crew has gone crazy in enthusiasm for the Dodger blue. Many fans have now made the choice to mute the volume of the broadcast now and are searching for ways to get the Phillies radio feed to coincide with the TV broadcast.
This wasn’t the case in the Divsion Series that the Phillies were in, I thought that this was one of the best announced series that I’ve ever heard a broadcast crew do in the Phils vs Rockies series. They were very impartial for the most part and didn’t favor one team or the other for the most part. The crew there did a great job. Let’s look at both crews and see who they are.
The phillies / rockies division series announcers for tbs:
|Brian Anderson ||Play by play |
|David Aldridge||Field reporter|
Brian Anderson and Joe Simpson were great, they were for the most part just announcing the game. Not reading into things and interjecting their personal feelings about the game. Brian Anderson is the Milwaukee Brewers play by play announcer in the regular season. He was named that in Jan. of 2007. Joe Simpson is in his 15th year as the Atlanta Braves announcer working for TBS. The duo made this Divsion Series fun to listen to for me.
The Phillies / dodgers LCS announcers for tbs:
|Chip Caray||Play by play|
|Craig Sagar||Field reporter|
Chip Caray might as well send the LA Dodgers his resume as he sounds like he is an announcer for them most of the time. Caray of course is an Atlanta Braves broadcaster and his grandfather was the famous Chicago Cubs announcer named Harry Caray. The other two guys on the broadcast are meddling in the middle of all of Caray’s antics and it makes this broadcast sound more like a science experiment than a baseball game. There is too much speculation and comments from the balcony in Martinez, though Darling does sound like he’s trying to maintain a professional atmosphere. All in all this is not a good broadcast team at all, even the Yankee fans were glad to see tham move on from the coverage they did of the ALDS.