national baseball commentators are so bad, that i've watched all the recent sox/yanks games with the sound on my tv completely off. it's too bad not to have the crowd noise to accompany the video, but the advantage to being free from the insipid and asinine commentary is far more critically important. there's likely a useful parallel to be made to versus using mike milbury as a hockey analyst, but at least he's not in the booth polluting the play-by-play. (yes, i do understand there's a rumor out there about the celtics being in the postseason, too, but, seriously, who cares?)
on the other hand, it gives one a useful example as to why the appointment of a new supreme court justice is a big deal, since, it would also seem that these commentary positions are granted "for life", and, once you get a bad one or two, (yes, i'm talking about you, tim and joe), the hell seems to go on forever. (or maybe that was just last night's pregame blather...)
i can't imagine curt gowdy is having all that much of a restful afterlife these days...