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The Joe Buck Hate Reached A Fever Pitch During Today’s Yankees/Red Sox Game (UPDATE)

UPDATE: SI’s Richard Deitsch tweeted the following earlier:

Talked to Fox Sports: Joe Buck has a virus. Battling through it. That’s why his voice sounds a little off today.

So…that should help explain things. As you were.

The original post is below.

Joe Buck’s broadcasting style is one of stoicism. Although he’s one of the most decorated and frequently-employed announcers in sports media, he sometimes is criticized for this stoicism by fans and writers alike.

Today was one of those times.

Boy, was it ever.

Buck sounded bored at times during today’s broadcast of the Red Sox vs. the Yankees, most notably when he was plugging MLB’s “Fan Cave” marketing campaign (understandable) or a Curtis Granderson home run (not as understandable).

It should be pointed out that he was in the midst of a battle with laryngitis. Still, this was not a sufficient excuse for the hordes of fans who took shots on Twitter. Here was my favorite:

And in case you wanted video evidence of Buck’s blasé demeanor today, here. Warning: for whatever reason, the video we pulled is distorted, and starts flashing wildly as Granderson rounds first. So if you’re prone to seizures, you may want to skip this one. Seriously. I blame Joe Buck for this.

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  • http://twitter.com/zjhauri Zach Hauri

    Oh don’t forget that gem of a call in I think the 2nd or 3rd inning: “Cano, playing in shallow right, somehow gets enough on this throw to first” I peed myself profusely when I heard that.

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  • Carpdc

    He also called Daniel Bard Josh during the broadcast today and ran some bull about Cano being free swinging unlike anyone else in baseball. Looks like a typical swing to me! LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/gbayemporium Geoffrey Holland

    “Hordes”, not “hoards”.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll never forgive him for the Tyree call. This guy is nepotism at its worst.

  • Workerdroid

    This is ridiculous. Joe Buck is the best voice, and brain, in sports broadcasting. If you need to be spoon fed, or understand so little about the game your watching, get a new hobby. I find his style perfectly suited to whatever game he calls.
    Geez. Go chase cars or something.

  • Dionne3318

    I like today’s comment during the Red Sox 10-4 win:

    “If you don’t like seeing the Red Sox pound the ball up and down their lineup, then you don’t like baseball.”

     I guess I don’t like baseball cuz as a Yankees fan, NO Joe Toolbox, I don’t enjoy watching the Red Sox lineup getting hits against the team I’m rooting for and neither do the other Yankee fans watching this national televised game in which you are supposed have no bias in…  jackass… 

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