Before I get to a mini-review of today's BaD broadcast, I call to your attention that at least one Ticket on-air personality stops by for a cup of coffee now and then, because he sent me a redhead for your delectation and delight.
Slightly racier than my typical selection, but I thought it was very generous of him, and I thank him for dropping me a line.
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My daily chores kept me in the Conestoga during much of BaD Radio today, so I got a good dose. The lads were coming through loud and clear through the Crosley.
I thought it was very, very good.
Bob seemed relaxed and he made his points crisply and amusingly. He didn't drone on or qualify every statement with something that sounded like he was trying to avoid committing to his point. The guy is hard to beat on anything having to do with pro football. I especially enjoyed his ripostes with Jake on football v. baseball. I wonder if his co-hosting with Jake -- at least, that's how I interpreted what was going on -- who is pretty well-informed on things sportsy, whether or not you agree with him, sharpened up Bob's game. All the flab seemed to have been trimmed from his remarks; he was sharp and seemed to be having a good time.
Jake's usually somewhat different viewpoints were expressed in an entertaining way, not smarty-pants or know-it-all. I understand the point those who find too much Dylan-the-Argumentative-Teen in his presentation, but personally, I don't see it. I can do without the politics, but I feel the same way about all the hosts on all the shows, so that doesn't distinguish him in a negative way. I really liked his discussion of Adrian Beltre when they were discussing current fan favorites in Cool Metro.
T.C.'s Tickers were crisp and error-free, and I can only recall once that he popped on, and even then he may have been invited to do so. I didn't hear the whole show, but what I heard would never make me think that T.C. was some kind of ratings cancer as some Confessors maintain.
These impressions are not an implied knock on Dan. I haven't heard big chunks of BaD in quite a long time. Only saying that I thought the show was a refreshing change for me today, and made me want to try to find more opportunities to drop in again.
As I said, a pretty limited slice of a show that's on for 3.5 hours every day. Just saying I liked it today.
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I let some comments through last time that, on reflection, I wish I hadn't. I do a lot of comment review on my Note while on the run, so sometimes I'm not as reflective as I should be.
Perhaps time to click through to the Rules of the Confessional for a refresher. Remember, you can have a great comment but if it wraps up with a gratuitous shot, your journalistic efforts may be for naught.
Thanks to all for your civil conduct on this site.
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