Joe Buck on Twitter

Unsure whether or not Twitter has jumped the shark? Here’s your answer, courtesy of USA Today’s Micheal Hiestand:

On its Houston-St. Louis game Saturday, Fox’s baseball coverage debuted Twittering from its announcers. Fox’s Joe Buck, in a tweet, showed how the evolving online medium can deliver true candor: “Cold in the booth in STL. Tim (McCarver) and I are bundled up. And snuggling.”

Here’s a good rule of thumb for any aspiring baseball announcer: If you can’t picture Vin Scully doing it, don’t you freakin’ do it, OK?

(thanks to Pete Toms for the link)

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  1. BillyBeaneismyHero said...

    Great.  Now I have the image of Tim McCarver and Joe Buck canoodling in the booth.  I think I just threw up in my mouth.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course.  smile

  2. ditmars1929 said...

    I’m a Yankee fan and I have to suffer through Michael Kay on the YES Network.  His latest in buffonery is to read his emails to the audience during the game.  Idiot.

  3. Dr Paisley said...

    Watching the Mets/Padres game intro, where the announcers talked about the “final pitch” at Shea Stadium, with “the pitcher, Tom Seaver and the catcher, Mike Piazza.”

    Never knew that about Tom.

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