Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. Nice to have the most clutch Cubs hitter since Billy Williams seemingly back on track. Hopefully Aramis isn’t showcasing his resurgent talents so the Rockies or someone can make a crappy half-hearted run at the Wild Card.
I left in Marmol’s game-ending strikeout and Aramis’ on-field post-game interview.
On a mostly unrelated note, it’s weird how much I have come to appreciate the Kasper/Brenly broadcast team lately. When I edit these clips, I always look for a natural break in the commentary for my cuts and Kasper/Brenly are really good at giving me that point. Len seems to always want to start every pitch ‘fresh’ if you will and he, along with the producer, are very good at synching the end of his comment with the beginning of the center field camera shot. And Brenly also knows his job and does it very well. I’m only talking flow here, not content. Len will call the play, Bob will make his analysis, then a Cubs logo wipe transition and then the next pitch. Easy for a hack doofus like me to edit. But these last couple of days without Brenly (he is watching his son Michael play for the Daytona Cubs in the Florida State League), Zonk Moreland and Todd Hollandsworth just do not know the benefit of shutting the hell up sometimes. Case in point, I added Go Cubs Go, as I often do, to the clip above. Len calls the game-ending strikeout and then wants to get right to the singing as usual, but Hollandsworth goes on for like 30 unnecessary seconds which is something Brenly would never do. Also, the guys on ESPN and FOX are brutal in this regard. They talk over everything and I often have to fade-in in the middle of a sentence.
I still think Cubs fans deserve more dynamic personalities in the booth, but until I’m hired for that gig…Len and Bob are doing just fine.