Honorable Mention: Gary Thorne
Spic 'n Span, Thank You Ma'am
Unpopular opinion time, y'all. Gather round, sharpen your comment pitchforks, and sign into some fun when I tell you that I truly believe the Orioles' Gary Thorne is the present day people's commentator. As The Rock represented the masses during Attitude-era WWF, so Thorne says what every fan is thinking when they tune into a Baltimore game. Who hasn't made the joke that their respective team's general manager is making a call for pizza to be delivered rather than a pitcher to begin warming up? With a garish mix of pop culture humor and actual, you know, baseball announcing, Thorne has endeared himself to fans far and wide starting his career first with former AAA team the Maine Guides before moving onto the Mets and, soon after, the Orioles where he's been serving up shade and sportscasting since 2007. Thorne is so topical he's got damn near no catchphrases to show for, but has been honored (along with his fellow O's commentators) with a tumblr page and a Twitter handle: @DrunkGaryThorne.