Denny Matthews, PbP, KC – Rookie year: 1969. Gruff, old, likely (definite) smoker. Strong ability to inflect at any moment mid-sentence. I didn’t realize he had a color man in the booth for 20 minutes. Ueckeresque in tone, though lacks high end comedic talent.
Quotes: “The only way Sano gets picked off is if he takes a mid-afternoon snooze. Sometimes you ask a pitcher why they threw over to first and they’ll just say, ‘Idunno, I just did’”
Sit in a lawn chair in the mid-July sun, drink domestic beer, sneak in a few naps rating: 5 buds, 2(+) naps. Total Score: 7