Found October 25, 2012 on Awful Announcing:
  One of the great all-time World Series performances was turned in last night in San Francisco.  A performance that will go down in the ages and be remembered for generations and generations to come.  We will tell our grandchildren, who will tell their grandchildren, who will tell their grandchildren about Game 1 of the 2012 World Series because of the heroics of this man. What, you thought I was talking about Pablo Sandoval? Of course not!  I'm talking about Tim McCarver!!! Wednesday night's opening game of the World Series was quintessential McCarver.  His Barry Manilow line will certainly go down in MLB postseason lore, right along his legendary spelling of the word "strike."  But, that is only scratching the surface of McCarver's magic.  These are just a few of the McCarver quotes that flooded our Twitter timeline last night: "Two fastballs that travelled a combined 190 miles per hour. 95 miles per hour each." "I just said Pandoval. I combined Sandoval and Panda. I think I should coin that." "If you can throw strikes that look like balls, and balls that look like strikes, that's the right formula." "There are very few pitchers that are team oriented." That last quote got under the skin of at least one Major League pitcher.  Royals pitcher Danny Duffy didn't take too kindly to McCarver's blanket assessment and even retweeted a message proclaiming crazed Royals analyst Rex Hudler as being better than Tim McCarver.  I don't know if even I'm willing to go that far... Tim Mccarver: "there are very few pitchers that are team oriented" are you outside your mind? — Danny Duffy (@dduffkc23) October 25, 2012 Ive made the educated decision to watch the rest of the World Series on mute.. #comeatmebro — Danny Duffy (@dduffkc23) October 25, 2012 @dduffkc23 Rex Hudler >>>>>> Tim McCarver — Shea Dawson (@sdiggitydaws) October 25, 2012 Hahahahah.. What can you do but laugh.. That legit upset me though.. Pretty sure id die for every single one of my guys. #Royals — Danny Duffy (@dduffkc23) October 25, 2012 And while we're at it and this is Real Tweets from Real People, we have to include some of the best Tim McCarver tweets from last night from around the Twitterverse... Tim McCarver is not afraid to embrace his inner cornball — Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 25, 2012 Up and in/Down and away= the same thing according to Tim McCarver. — Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49) October 25, 2012 AND NOW, THE FOURTH AND FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE BETWEEN JOE BUCK AND TIM MCCARVER. — Not Buster Olney (@TrippingOlney) October 24, 2012 did tim mccarver just try to pretend barry bonds didn't exist, or did he really forget? that was weird. — Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) October 25, 2012 I wonder how long Tim McCarver stood in the San Francisco zoo's panda habitat last night trying to get a post game interview. #MLB — Brendon (@DaBarbs) October 25, 2012 Tim McCarver sounds like that uncle that everyone just tolerates and politely smiles at his non-sequitur comments. #WorldSeries — Doug Bensing (@dougbensing) October 25, 2012 The FOXtoberfest continues from AT&T Park. Stand by for the Barry Manilow / Tim McCarver concert. — Mike Montfort (@mmontfort) October 25, 2012 What will Tim McCarver do for an encore in Game 2?  We can only hope the powers that be allow him and Barry Manilow to sing God Bless America together.  I wonder what the San Francisco fans would chant then...

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Your World Series Announcing Schedule

Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants FOX Commentators: Joe Buck, Tim McCarver; Reporters: Erin Andrews & Ken Rosenthal FOX Pregame - Host: Matt Vasgersian; Analysts: Eric Karros, A. J. Peirzynski & Harold Reynolds ESPN Radio Commentators: Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser Game 1 - Wednesday, October 24, @ AT&T Park, San Francisco [8:07PM] Game 2 - Thursday...

Sports Media Weekly No. 124- Matt Winer, Turner Sports, NBA TV

We are bridging seasons on this week’s edition of Sports Media Weekly. Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I begin the show with a preview of the final baseball event of the year, the World Series, which will see Joe Buck and Tim McCarver call their 15th Fall Classic as a team for Fox Sports.
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