One of the main beauties of listening to sports over the radio instead of television? The commentators for a local radio station get away with more bias and homerism.
Take, for example, the case of the Philadelphia Phillies’ radio team of play-by-play voice Scott Franze and analyst Larry Anderson. The Phillies’ announcers weren’t oh-so-thrilled when Marcell Ozuna crushed a two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning of Thursday’s game:
While Franze didn’t sound the least bit enthused on Ozuna’s homer, Anderson especially couldn’t keep his honest feelings to himself. Anderson ripped third base coach Ron Washington for stopping in the middle of the third base line to congratulate Ozuna, which Anderson called “a joke.”
Tell us how you really feel, Larry.
Atlanta went on to win 5-1 to complete the mini two-game series sweep of their NL East rivals. It was indeed a frustrating loss for the Phillies, who couldn’t muster a single run through nine innings — opening the door for the Braves to put up a monstrous five-run inning in the 10th.
The Phillies were one of baseball’s biggest disappointments through the first two months of the season, but they’ve caught fire in June and moved to 39-36 on the year following a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Friday.
Entering play on Saturday, the Phillies were three games out of the final wild card spot in the NL.
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