I enjoy listening to the Giants post-game wrap...most of the time.
There's a unique blend of humor, game insight, some thought-provoking idea put forth by one of the broadcasters in the booth, and it really works well--but it has one major problem.
It's not a bit designed for TV. As a matter of fact, the very essence of the show, it's charm, is ruined by the mere fact that the camera is on. And by extension, the Krukow-Kuiper-Miller-Flemming extravaganza loses its edge. And that's really the centerpiece of the show: edgy, unedited, off-the-cuff conversation by the boys after any given game.
A reader pointed out during Wednesday's PG wrap, Duane Kuiper, seemed to doze off. I didn't see the show, but I'll assume he was correct. Having watched many times, I tend to notice that more than once, Kuiper seems to make sure he's eating peanuts, (or the mike); I think it's Kuiper's way of protesting the idea that the wrap is on camera. I agree with Kuiper even if it's not intentional.
The show works better on radio. Televising it, (during home games only), destroys the cadence, invades the privacy if you will, which ultimately takes away from its uniqueness. I notice the A's have begun to also delve into a post-game wrap--it too works far more effective as a radio-only event.
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