While the Chicago Cubs did win the 2016 World Series, their broadcast crew did not win top honors in our polling – they finished just outside of the top five. As for the rest of the division, the Brewers and Pirates were solidly in the middle of the pack, while the Reds and Cardinals were in the final third. Will things change this time around?

Polls will close promptly at 3 PM on June 14th.

Chicago Cubs
-Len Kasper (play by play)
-Jim Deshaies (analyst)

Cincinnati Reds
-Thom Brennaman (play by play)
-Chris Welsh (analyst)
-George Grande (play by play – select)
-Jeff Brantley (analyst – select)

Milwaukee Brewers
-Brian Anderson (play by play)
-Bill Schroeder (analyst)
-Craig Coshun (play by play – select)
-Matt Lepay (play by play – select)

Pittsburgh Pirates
-Joe Block (play by play)
-Greg Brown (play by play)
-Bob Walk (analyst)
-Steve Blass (analyst – home)
-John Wehner (analyst – road)

St. Louis Cardinals
-Dan McLaughlin (play by play)
-Al Hrabosky (analyst)
-Ricky Horton (analyst – select)
-Rick Ankiel (analyst – select)
-Tim McCarver (analyst – select)
-Jim Edmonds (analyst – select)

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.

  • Kyle J

    No one listens to all these brodcasters. You would have to have the MLB AtBat subscription or paid for it through your TV. It’s a very small amount of people who would have listened to all these guys enough to know the difference. Your results are literally just going to be guesses. Will mean 0.

    • Dale Moog

      Many of these guys have been around for years if not decades many also do other sports nationally or even do MLB nationally for other networks. Also if you watch games on MLB network you can hear a huge array of these crews with all the local broadcast they use.

      • Kyle J

        I’m just saying you have to listen to many games to even remember the broadcasters. IMO, after watching a teams broadcast a couple times they are not likely to stand out.

    • Uncle Carl

      I stream the ga aremes rather than use AtBat or MLBN, so when I want to watch a Cardinals game, sometimes I get the local feed and sometimes not. I find it interesting to hear if what “the other guys” are saying/thinking is the same as the locals. That being said, my impression (keyword: IMPRESSION) is that because of the analysts in the booth–Tim McCarver, Jim Edmonds, Ricky Horton (preferably in that order)–there’s more baseball talk going on.

  • Daniel Ormsby

    Jim Kelch and Jim Day are both missing from the Reds team despite that both do select Reds pxp.

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