Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More Giants news - Jon Miller wins Frick Award

Funny to be focused on the Giants this week, but spring training is about to start, so maybe it's appropriate.  The exciting news now is that my favorite broadcaster, Jon Miller, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July.  He will be given the Ford Frick Award for outstanding broadcasting.

Miller is the best sports broadcaster I have ever heard, without a doubt.  There are many occasions where I would rather listen to the radio broadcast than watch the game on televison, just to hear Miller call the game.  The games are that much better when he is on the tv side. And his long-standing partnership with Joe Morgan on ESPN is one of the best broadcasting pairs ever.

If you have never heard Miller call a game, you have missed a real treat.  Here is a great example of the enthusiasm he puts into the game:


One of Ruben Rivera's finest moments.


Lest you doubt my admiration for Miller, consider these two tidbits.  First, I have only attended Giants' spring training in Scottsdale one time.  It was fun - the small park is a great place to see a game.  But one of the key highlights was getting to shake his hand and get his autograph.  And second, here is the bobblehead I have sitting on my desk at work:

A great bobblehead and a very well-deserved award.  I'll be happily watching the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, mainly to hear his speech.

1 comment:

  1. how did you put in sound without having to push play. impressive!

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