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Old 09-01-2015, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Just my opinion, but I really like listening to the duo of Kuiper & Krukow, however it gets knocked down a notch when Jon Miller fills in on the TV for one of those 2. With that said, nobody compares to Mr. Vin Scully.
Kruk & Kuip got off to a rought start when they first began in the late '80's, Kuiper was unassertive and Krukow was still too much of a Giant, and a pitcher, to avoid personal involvement. There were times when trouble erupted on the field when I thought Krukow would leave the booth and rush down to the field to get in some licks against the opposition. They both improved greatly over the years, established a good working relationship, established their own specific tone, and now I think of them as baseball friends. They try to have fun with their telecast regardless of how the game is going.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Kruk & Kuip got off to a rought start when they first began in the late '80's, Kuiper was unassertive and Krukow was still too much of a Giant, and a pitcher, to avoid personal involvement. There were times when trouble erupted on the field when I thought Krukow would leave the booth and rush down to the field to get in some licks against the opposition. They both improved greatly over the years, established a good working relationship, established their own specific tone, and now I think of them as baseball friends. They try to have fun with their telecast regardless of how the game is going.
I think that reason right there is the reason I like listening to them. Compared to Hawk Harrellson & Steve Stone on White Sox broadcasts who sound like they are broadcasting a funeral service when the White Sox are losing, the Giants could be up 20 runs or down 20 runs, and you wouldn't know it from Kuip & Kruk.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well as a lifelong Dodgers fan, I sure didn't want to listen to the Giants announcers especially when they were making snide remarks and insulting Dodgers fans.

I finally hit MUTE and just enjoyed watching.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Well as a lifelong Dodgers fan, I sure didn't want to listen to the Giants announcers especially when they were making snide remarks and insulting Dodgers fans.

I finally hit MUTE and just enjoyed watching.
What did you hear which you interpreted as them insulting Dodger fans? They are both low key, easy going on the air personalities and I cannot recall them insulting the fans of another team. They do light hearted joshing, but neither seems to have any ax to grind about the opposition or its fans.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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Well as a lifelong Dodgers fan, I sure didn't want to listen to the Giants announcers especially when they were making snide remarks and insulting Dodgers fans.

I finally hit MUTE and just enjoyed watching.
No Vinny No care
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Loosing to the Rockies after 16 innings? That's like loosing to a little league team.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: California
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Corey Seager is in my opinion now the starting shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He will not see any more time in the minors unless it is a rehap assignment.

With his play since being called up, he has proven to be ready for the big leagues, and I will go one step further, not only will he be a superstar, he will be the west coast version of Derek Jeter.
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Loosing to the Rockies after 16 innings? That's like loosing to a little league team.

So is Mat Latos now the mop up/long reliever?? What an awful trade!

Also, I LOVE MLB.TV. I watch all 15 innings, and 5.5 hours, and was 3:30 AM here in Connecticut, and in the top of the 16 At Bat crashes and I miss Arenado's home run
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Corey Seager is in my opinion now the starting shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He will not see any more time in the minors unless it is a rehap assignment.

With his play since being called up, he has proven to be ready for the big leagues, and I will go one step further, not only will he be a superstar, he will be the west coast version of Derek Jeter.
I agree. The kid has talent. Hopefully he won't be another Puig and burn out.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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I agree. The kid has talent. Hopefully he won't be another Puig and burn out.
When you compare our baseball season to Cuba's baseball season - which is much shorter - you may think that YP has burned out, but I look at it another way.

YP has had to deal with 3 hamstring injuries this year, opposing pitchers have adjusted well to him, and the camaraderie that he once experienced in the dugout has been missing since Ryu has been out all year and Uribe was traded.

Thanks, no doubt, to Mac YP was hitting .310 over his last 10 games, so I think that he will be a valuable asset when he returns. Like many other fans, I cringe when he misses the cutoff man or slides head first into second, but he's only 24 and has time to improve.
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