Fox Deportes, they go high, Fox One goes low
If you are like me and you get a gag reflex when Mr. Buck opens his mouth you have two options. You can mute him, or you can find an alternative station. I decided to find an alternative station because muting eliminates the sound of the crowd, and much like Vin Scully I love to hear the crowd.
Luckily for most of us, there is an alternative station, and it is Fox Deportes. 945 on your dial for those in the West Valley on Spectrum. You don’t have to understand Spanish to enjoy the telecast, if fact I think it best that you don’t. Evidently, their twitter feed is a big deal for them because they must repeat how to contact them via twitter every inning. They have ex-ball players calling the game, and ex-Dodger Karim Garcia is a sideline reporter. If you don’t remember Karim Garcia he was the 2nd Mexican to play with the Dodgers as a teenager. We had high hopes, but they never materialized.
I went to Fox Deportes to enjoy the game without having to listen to Joe Buck but I ended up getting so much more than I expected.
I’m not sure why, even though they are baseball players announcing the games, if you close your eyes, it sounds like they are announcing a soccer match. They get excited very easily and I half expect someone to yell GOAL on a home run.
The biggest bonus, hold your hat, are the commercials. Yup, the commercials.
There is not one single Pharma advertisement. Evidently, in the Hispanic community, they don’t suffer from the ailments that 40 – 60-year-old white males suffer from. No sweaty palms, no jumpy legs, no erectile dysfunction, no memory loss, no depression. Life must be good for them. I couldn’t remember the last time I watched any TV without Pharma dominating the advertisements.
No Carls Junior either. They did have a cute Wendy spokesperson, much better than the English spokesperson, but unlike Carls Junior who only sells sex, she had all of her clothes on.
The wireless advertisements have a fun Hispanic flair to them
Plenty of Cervesa commercials but none of them seemed like they were taken from Science Fiction scripts.
The same bazillion car commercials but seemed more about the cars than the models you’ll never sleep with even if you buy that car.
Even the State farm commercials are better.
It is almost like Fox Deportes decided to have a family hour during the broadcasts. At no time was I embarrassed or disgusted. I enjoy a scantily clad lady as much or more than anyone, but I don’t need to feel a nine-year-old kid has to watch a three-way Carls Junior commercial with their parents.
Baseball is supposed to be the focus, not masturbation.
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