The Worst Part of the World Series: The Voices of Fox

Ryan SmithCorrespondent INovember 15, 2008

The World Series. The Big Stage. The place every player wants to be. Everyone loves the Fall Classic. Nothing can possibly be wrong with it! Actually there is something wrong. The worst part of the World Series is Fox Sports commentators. Here’s a little background check of the two main announcers at this past World Series:

Ken Rosenthal: Lead field reporter for Fox Sports, sportswriter, and voting member of the Baseball Hall of Fame


Tim McCarver: commentator who formerly broadcasted with Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas for the Phillies, and former player for the Phillies, Expos, Cardinals, and Red Sox


The reason why there’s a problem is because every Phillies fan wants to hear the Hall of Fame voice of the Phillies, Harry Kalas, not the other two. I myself put the TV on mute and listened to the radio to make it seem like Kalas was on TV, but it wasn’t the same.


What makes me even madder is that Fox tries not to be biased, yet McCarver is obviously biased. The worst part of it was that he was biased for the Rays! He repeatedly said negative things about the Phils and kept saying that the Rays will bounce back and that they will win the Series. He played and broadcasted for the Phils!


Also, after listening to Kalas, Gary Matthews, Chris Wheeler, and Tom McCartney for the whole season, the sudden change stinks! It ruins the experience. Luckily, I was able to hear Kalas call the Phils victory. Tim McCarver was probably saying how the Series was a fluke and how the Rays deserve to win. I don’t know for sure what he said, and I honestly don’t care. All I have to say is never betray one of your former teams. (That means you TO)