I wish I could have actually watched it. They had a Penguins game on the channel that normally carries the Pirates here, so I watched the Pens first. Then I found out that the Pirates were still playing, so I had to settle for listening to the game on a radio station website. That was one long game! Baseball is often better on the radio than on tv imo though.
I have found very few exceptions to this. In Cleveland, we've been blessed with a few top-quality radio play-by-play callers (especially Tom Hamilton for baseball and Joe Tait for basketball); listening to the TV guys is usually a bit worse than walking into a room of infants who all have bleeding diaper rash.
They are excellent! Whenever I've been in range of them, I've given them a listen. I think TV just depends. To me the best 5 TV crews are:
1. Dodgers. Vin. One-man show of perfection.
2. Mets. Gary Cohen is a great, level-headed play-by-play man (with a good HR call), Keith has a tendency to be wild, but also knows an awful lot about the game, and Ronnie was a great pitcher and an ivy-leaguer to boot, not to mention that they played together. It's a privilege to watch them.
3. Orioles. Outside of Scully, nobody's got a better voice for the job than Gary Thorne.
4. Red Sox. They can be lightning rods, but Remy and Orsillo do a fine job, and I think it is reflected when Red Sox fans elect Remy as the "honorary President" of Red Sox Nation, which is dumb, but it is what it is, and Orsillo gets the big MLB Network playoff games. Orsillo, to me, is very good at impartiality.
5. Angels. I don't know very much about Rojas and Gubizca, other than that when I've watched Angel games on their broadcast (I always get the MLB cable package and MLB.TV on the computer, which is why I watch so many bcasts...), I've been soundly impressed.
Honorary 6th, would have been much higher, Harry Kalas. I hate the Phillies, but he was awesome, plus I do a great impression of him. Memory Eternal.
The worst? Not too tough:
1. Yankees. (And I'm not just being a hater. I actually like the radio team, as goofy and off-the-wall as John Sterling is, he's a fine showman) Michael Kay comes off as incredibly pompous, and wildly biased. I don't know a broadcaster that will call a routine defensive play like it's a web gem more than him. To boot, they surround him with a rotating crew of washed-up Yankee has beens looking for work. It surprises me that they can't do better.
2. Detroit. Always sounds very unprofessional, not even in a biased sort of way, just disorganized. This is what happens when someone like Ernie Harwell leaves, I guess.
3. Chip Caray(TBS/MLB/Floating...). I don't think I need to elaborate on that point.
4. Jon Miller (SF/ESPN). Talks down to the audience, without ever adding all that much. I don't get the hype. He actually bothers me more than Morgan.
5. Toronto. Buck Martinez is simply grating. I had to stop listening to the MLB Home Plate morning show on account of him.