Thursday, April 15, 2010

4/15: Today's Games

Durham Bulls vs. Norfolk Tides 7:05 EDT
Starting for Durham: RHP Jeff Bennett
Notes: Durham's home opener... First game of a four game series... Tides hitters 3B Josh Bell(2nd) and 1B Brandon Snyder(6th) made BaseballAmerica's Top 10 Orioles Prospects list... Former Bull Rhyne Hughes is also with the Tides...

Montgomery Biscuits at Carolina Mudcats 7:15 EDT
Starting for Montgomery: RHP Aneury Rodriguez
Notes: Second of a 5-game series... The Reds #2 prospect, 1B Yonder Alonso, is with Carolina...

Charlotte Stone Crabs vs. Fort Myers Miracle 7:05 EDT
Starting for Charlotte: RHP Nick Barnese
Notes: Final game of a 3-game series... RHP Bobby Lanigan will start for Fort Myers...

Bowling Green Hot Rods vs. West Michigan WhiteCaps 7:35 EDT
Starting for Bowling Green: RHP Shane Dyer
Notes: Second game of a three-game series...


  1. There is a poster here named diamondtom that reports on Hot Rods. If he is the team radio announcer, here is some feedback:

    The Good:

    Nice professional radio voice

    Good knowledge of the game

    The Bad:

    Often discussing things that have nothing to do with the game

    Some at bats are almost over before updating the count

    Please report the game and not Bowling Green local news while the game is going on - in between innings it is ok

    Please, please end having kids in the booth and asking them innane questions over several innings. Have no idea what is going on in the game at that time and frankly nobody other than one kid's family cares.

    Other than that, keep up the good work.

  2. I am just a fan and definitely do not have a radio voice. You shoud direct your comments to Tom Gautheir, the voice of the Hot Rods. He can be reached at

  3. diamondtom - sorry about that. I took a chance it might be you and was wrong. Again, sorry as your comments here are most appreciated.

  4. Anon:

    I would first off like to agree with diamondtom in that you should contact Tom personally via the contact listed on the Bowling Green website. Constructive criticism is not a bad thing, but a public forum isn't always the best place and a good comment can sometimes be taken bad in the public eye.

    Couple things to think of on the coverage. They are being covered live on 1340 AM in Bowling Green. Because of this, they are probably operating on a delay to avoid any bad language or slip ups from going over the air. The FCC regulations on content have most live radio broadcast operating on a delay to avoid the possibity of fines.

    Second, because they are on a local radio station, the network may dictate some of the content. Some of the local news talk may be an attempt to draw fans from the talk radio genre. Baseball and news in one place..

    Not sure if any of these are the reasons why, just some observations I have seen throughout the years.