Listening and watching the Phils game, I can’t help notice how bad Tim McCarver is at announcing. He says the wrong pitches, speaks misinformation, talks about pitches the pitchers don’t even know how to through, and just makes a big fool of himself on national t.v. It’s hard to pinpoint certain things, but this just sort of erupted out of me when he said “I don’t know what pitch he (Hamels) threw, it looked like a cut fastball.”
Hamels doesn’t throw a cut fastball and it was 80 mph and sinking. It was extremely obvious it was a changeup, and even with the “C” and the “T” that is the strikezone graphic thingy, Tim still couldn’t spell “cat.”
I respect him as a catcher, but he can’t announce.
EDIT: Tim just said on Madson’s first pitch that he has the best changeup on the staff. Possible, but it’s extremely debatable, considering he just watched Cole Hamels. I guess I should rest my case. After all, he IS throwing an 80 mph cut fastball.