You're a Hall-of-Fame broadcaster --even HOF broadcasters make mistakes; we're all human. That said, Jon Miller's mucho screw-up of Hunter Pence's Grand Slam was uncalled for; screw all the "he made a great save!" Save, my ass! He fucked up, folks. Even Miller would say it, I know he would. Probably still shaking his head, like, "what the hell was I thinking?" It's not the end of the world but the Giant's booster club, circa 2016 reacted like God had been assaulted --again, the Bay Area has become a breeding ground for the permanent sheep society. Aren't we beyond that? Too much Akron, Ohio, not enough Brooklyn. San Francisco used to be a sophisticated area with people who didn't put ketchup on a hotdog; now its beginning to resemble the people who think American Idol is a documentary.
First off, Jon Miller is a very good broadcaster, not a great one. Bill King was great. Not in baseball, but in order, basketball and football. Miller is not even the best play-by-play announcer in the Bay Area. That would fall to Ken Korach on the A's and Randy Hahn on the Sharks. Miller is clearly in love with himself and has to always be cutesy when describing the action, as if we folks listening, outside the Giants amen corner give a damn he does a fairly good imitation of Vin Scully. But after 101,000 times, it's boring, Jon. Maybe you could try a Hawk Harrelson every now and then. The Scully thing has jumped the shark.
*If what I hear is genuine, KTVU is about to unleash another veteran reporter sometime before the end of the month. No, I doubt it's Tom Vacar.
*At KNTV, (NBC Bay Area) they're gearing up for the Summer Olympics but nobody really wants to go to Rio. Someone has to though and it's not going to be Raj Mathai.
*KRON: The High Priestess in the morning factoid: if you dare challenge her and/or land on her shit list, it's bye bye baby.
*The latest Hawaii project debuts on KPIX Monday Morning. Can hardly wait.