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May 10, 2022 3:03 am  #31


Re: Critics Lament Ben Wagner Staying Home For Jays' Away Games On Radio

alangee wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

Here's one thing he's not paid to say - the score. I tuned in randomly during Sunday's game hoping to hear who was winning. They went through a pitching change, the end of an inning and the fill-in back to the Fan while the TV was in a mini-spot.

Not once did anyone tell me what the score was.  Kind of important. 

I'm assuming they show it on screen. But that doesn't work if you're listening on the radio. 

I was thinking the same thing this afternoon when my wife and I were listening to the game in the car on the way home. End of innings - no mention of score. Half the time we didn't know who was pitching.  I know Tom and Jerry are impossible to beat. But in the past I've heard Dan Shulman do radio games on ESPN and he puts anything the Rogers is doing for the Fan590 broadcasts to shame. Radio baseball in Toronto is pretty sad.

 

I thought Dan Shulman would make the simulcast work for exactly that reason. He could have just called a radio game on TV. It’s not rocket science. Saying the score at the same time it appears on the screen isn’t uncommon. It’s almost like they’re told to make the radio broadcast unlistenable on purpose.

 

May 13, 2022 7:19 pm  #32


Re: Critics Lament Ben Wagner Staying Home For Jays' Away Games On Radio

Tune into Sportsnet One now and you'll hear Raptors play-by-play voice Matt Devlin calling the Jays ballgame! This hasn't happened in years. Shulman must have a conflict with ESPN or something similar. 

 

May 13, 2022 7:42 pm  #33


Re: Critics Lament Ben Wagner Staying Home For Jays' Away Games On Radio

No, you'll never believe the reason Shulman isn't on. (Well, you will, but it's pretty unusual.)

He's on his way to Syracuse where his son is graduating from university this weekend. He was on the Fan 590 right before the Jays game and they interviewed him in his car while he was driving towards the city. 

His kid, by the way, apparently took a broadcasting course and I suppose that means he wants to be like his old man. He certainly has pretty good genes (and probably some great contacts, too) if that's the case!

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May 13, 2022 10:08 pm  #34


Re: Critics Lament Ben Wagner Staying Home For Jays' Away Games On Radio

RadioActive wrote:

No, you'll never believe the reason Shulman isn't on. (Well, you will, but it's pretty unusual.)

He's on his way to Syracuse where his son is graduating from university this weekend. He was on the Fan 590 right before the Jays game and they interviewed him in his car while he was driving towards the city. 

His kid, by the way, apparently took a broadcasting course and I suppose that means he wants to be like his old man. He certainly has pretty good genes (and probably some great contacts, too) if that's the case!

Shulman and Pat Tabler announced during Wednesday's game,  that they would both be absent for the Tampa Bay series;  for the same reason...to attend university graduation ceremonies for their sons.
 

Last edited by Media Observer (May 13, 2022 10:21 pm)

 

May 14, 2022 8:22 am  #35


Re: Critics Lament Ben Wagner Staying Home For Jays' Away Games On Radio

torontostan wrote:

Tune into Sportsnet One now and you'll hear Raptors play-by-play voice Matt Devlin calling the Jays ballgame! This hasn't happened in years. Shulman must have a conflict with ESPN or something similar. 

I thought Matt did a great job. Too bad the Jays didn't.

 

May 14, 2022 10:22 pm  #36


Re: Critics Lament Ben Wagner Staying Home For Jays' Away Games On Radio

alangee wrote:

torontostan wrote:

Tune into Sportsnet One now and you'll hear Raptors play-by-play voice Matt Devlin calling the Jays ballgame! This hasn't happened in years. Shulman must have a conflict with ESPN or something similar. 

I thought Matt did a great job. Too bad the Jays didn't.

They did tonight!