This Is Not Professional
Fact: All local announcers are homers. It doesn't matter if it's TV or radio, local announcers root for the home team. Sure, some folks like White Sox TV guy Ken
and Yankees radio guy John Sterling
are way over the top, but the bottom line is "local = homer." However, when local announcers cross over to do a national game, you'd think they put the homerism away for a few hours. That wasn't the case Saturday, when Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy
called the Philadelphia-San Francisco game for Fox. Listen to
the depression in McCarthy's voice when Matt Cain
homered off Cole Hamels
and then listen to him go nuts when Hamels returned the favor and homered off Cain.