09.27.07

Pearlman : Ron Darling Wasn’t Always This Smooth

Posted in Baseball, Sports TV at 12:32 pm by

Page 2′s Jeff Pearlman lavishes considerable praise on SNY’s Gary Cohen, Ron Darling (above) and Keith Hernandez, calling the trio, “major league baseball’s top three-man broadcast team.” Though not without reminding us that Darling’s teeth-cutting as a TV analyst was rough going.

Just watch the old tapes. Throughout the 2005 season, Darling worked for Washington’s Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, for which he called 150 Nationals games with the wooden indecisiveness of Jon-Erik Hexum portraying Phineas Bogg.

Hexum, for those under the age of 50, was the model-slash-actor who perished after mistakenly shooting himself in the head during the filming of CBS’ “Cover Up” (in which he played, appropriately enough, a model-slash-secret agent).

One Response to “Pearlman : Ron Darling Wasn’t Always This Smooth”

  1. Bruce says:

    Darling was so bad, he made Steve Blass seem like Vin Scully, Ernie Harwell, and Jack Brickhouse all rolled into one person.

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