Monday, October 29, 2012

Giants' Miller allows Flemming a bit of Radio History


Jon Miller gets a tip of the hat from 415 Media.Jon Miller



In the 10th inning of the the Giants clinching World Series game against Detroit, Miller was offered a broadcast treasure, history really, and in a class move to Dave Flemming, turned it down.

To wit: Duane Kuiper said that because the game went into ten innings, it was Dave Flemming's turn at the mic...but when the bottom of the 10th came...Dave asked Jon Miller if he would like to take over, and have the chance to call the possible last out of the Series. "Out of respect," Duane said.

Jon declined...saying "it's your time, kid" and Dave called the final out.


Here's the video link, courtesy of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

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20 comments:

  1. Giants broadcasters are classy

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  2. I've known Jon since he was 18 years old, we started out together. I work with Dave between Stanford and the Giants too. You can't build more class in our profession, than for Dave to offer the final call to the Veteran Jon. That's recognizing your pecking order in life, and appreciating the veteran. In matching class and fashion, for Jon to say "It's your time kid," hits me right in my big soft heart. For those who know how hard we worked to get where we are today, and how much we appreciate every person we work with as well as the listeners, it was a real moment for some of us to hear about this.

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    1. That's been my impression of both of them for years. And I can say (as a Cal Bear!) that I am proud to have Flemming as part of the local sports media firmament, though I suspect he is destined to move up to bigger venues at some point in the future).

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  3. You stay classy San Francisco

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  4. When you consider the awful homer announcers for other teams, Giants fans really have it good ...

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  5. Not a surprise; I think these guys are the best. Having satellite radio proves this; I haven't listened to every single major league broadcast team but almost all, and they mostly fall into two categories 1)guys who when faced with an action packed situation (e.g., men on first and second, one out, blooper to right, runner falls, crazy relays, etc.) call the action like they're reading instructions to applying caulk. and 2) guys who make every pop-up sound like the last out of the World Series. Giants fans have it great!

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  6. Jon and Dave are classy. The other two I wouldn't miss at all.

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  7. And then Lee Hammer pulled knob "b" and silence went out on 50,000 watts. Lee did it again.

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    1. Stan, It's not Lee Hammer or KNBR, it's you. Get help.

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    2. No,its them. Get somebody to explain it to you "Republican Reggie"
      Try a new act too.

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  8. Jon Miller called the last out of the 2010 World Series on ESPN Radio so it's not like he didn't have his chance either...

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  9. The Fat Man scored some points. Better to listen to him and Flemming than the other two goof balls.

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  10. Probably makes up for the mike going dead on Fleming during the Bonds HR call years back.

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    1. Thats when the GM? Lee Hammer was producing that game?

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    2. Did anybdoy notice that for about in 3rd or 4 th inning for about 5 seconds thier was the ESPN broadcast airing on KNBR at the start.

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  11. The more I think of it, each broadcaster prepares for what he's going to say before the last out is made (who wants to flub up the call for posterity?). For Jon Miller to step aside is a big deal. But you can tell when the Post Game Wrap is on TV that Jon likes Dave and looks at him admiringly. Cool that Flem offered to step aside at the bottom of the inning--wonder if fans would have thought it was strange.

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  12. Flem is unbelievably good, especially now that he's fully through puberty and his voice no longer cracks. I don't like that the Giants are stepping on the throat of my A's with the hope they get liquidated. But, Giants do things the right way. They're cut throat bastards, but deserve all the praise for where they are as an organization.

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  13. Dave Fleming will be around the bay area doing Giants games on the radio for a long time. Jon was being magnanimous and a true gentleman and pro.

    Though 'Flem' has only been behind the mike with the Giants for the last nine years (compared to 26 for Kuiper, 20 for Krukow and
    16 for Miller), it was fitting that he got to make the call.
    We're so lucky to have these guys doing the games. From Hall of Fmaers Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons, to Al Michaels and then later Hank Greenwald, Giants radio fans have had some of the best baseball announcers in the country describe the games over the years. We are truly blessed.

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    1. 1976. Al Michaels and Lon Simmons calling a late September game as another forgettable season is coming to an end with the Giants drawing a few thousand fans per game at Candlestick.

      Michaels: "The Giants will close out the year this weekend as the Padres come to town."

      Simmons: "Good seats are still available."

      For sixty seconds Al was unable to speak, overcome with laughter.

      Classic radio. A great partnership, if only for one year.

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  14. I think it was very nice to have Jon Miller have David B. Flemming to do the last out of the Giants WS win. It was only fair that other announcers get their chance to announce the clinching game. Congrats Jon Miller Sterling THEEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEEHEHHEEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE GIANTS WIN!!

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