Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Reds local television broadcast team ranked 15th in baseball


Have you ever wondered how Cincinnati's television broadcast team stacks up to the rest of the broadcast teams employed by other Major League Baseball teams?

If so, you can thank the fine folks over at Awful Announcing, because they are about to satisfy your curiosity on this very question.

Over the last two weeks, the website polled readers on their opinions of each local broadcast team around the big leagues. They used a four-point scale to assess each team and then ranked them based on an overall average score. The Reds received a mark of 2.20 and ranked 15th on the dubious list.

From Awful Announcing:

15) Cincinnati Reds – 2.20
-Thom Brennaman (play by play)
-Chris Welsh (analyst)
-Jim Kelch (play by play – select)
-George Grande (play by play – select)
-Jeff Brantley (analyst – select)

Most popular grade: B (27% of voters)

Analysis: The Reds crew received more F votes than any other team in the Top 20, but that didn’t stop them from making the midway point of the rankings. Cincinnati’s feedback was comprised of polarizing comments that filled every corner of the spectrum so maybe the middle of the pack is a fair end result.

Cincinnati's ranking was comprised of scores submitted by approximately 1,160 readers. That was good enough to rank just ahead of Tampa Bay and just behind Pittsburgh. San Francisco's broadcast team topped the list with an average score of 3.46.

You can view the entire voting results for all teams right here.

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