There are few things that baseball fans agree on. And throughout this series of rating the local TV announcers, we’re probably going to have quite a bit of divergent opinions. Homerism will likely also be in full swing, but we implore you to try to keep your own personal biases out of the equation.
Over the next two weeks, we’re going to ask you, the Awful Announcing readers, for your thoughts about each local MLB television broadcast team. All you need to do is choose a letter grade for each broadcasting team, and if you feel strongly in either direction about a team, let us know what you really think in the comments section and on social media. When all 30 teams have been rated, we’ll tally the scores, rank each team from #1-30, and include your comments.
A few quick notes – national teams won’t be included, so you won’t get to spew your hatred for Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, John Kruk, and so on. If you have a preconceived notion about a team but haven’t listed to them in awhile, watch a game to refresh your mind. We’ll also be considering the broadcast teams as a whole, so if you like the color commentator but not the play-by-play man, adjust your ratings accordingly. Also, the voting will take place division by division so hopefully we can gain the perspective of each broadcast team’s fanbase and their rivals as well.
If any other concerns arise, we’ll take care of it as it happens. Soon it will be time for you to sound off about who you love, and who you hate.