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Matt Sheppard

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Matt Sheppard

Post by briangoleb » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:44 pm

He has to be one of the worst play by play guys..
Not just a complete cheerleader but his voice is annoying..Sure do miss Ernie..he just described the game..



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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by thekman » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:10 am

briangoleb wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:44 pm
He has to be one of the worst play by play guys..
Not just a complete cheerleader but his voice is annoying..Sure do miss Ernie..he just described the game..
I really wish the Tigers would just forgive and forget and bring back Mario.



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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by fairbankshockeypuck » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:47 am

I did enjoy the national broadcast as he teamed up with Gibby instead of Morris



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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by jsf » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:22 am

I think Morris makes a lot of mistakes, he might know baseball but he's not a broadcaster, must be why he's not with the Twins any longer.



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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by RayQix » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:42 am

Well..... maybe we make suggestions to the tigers broadcast group of who we would think would be good in the roles?

Maybe a petition for Mario to return.... however it sounds like there was a lot of issues on both sides.

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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by wtfdetroit » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:16 pm

We definitely need to find a way to bring back Rod and Mario. I'm sure both of them are willing to hug it out and get their high paying jobs back.



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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by jsf » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:05 pm

How about Brandon Inge for color guy



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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:59 pm

Matt needs to tone down his energy level a notch or two for baseball.

I genuinely enjoyed his U-M basketball play-by-play; the guy who did most of the broadcasts last season was so damn boring and emotionally detached from the action on the court.
We definitely need to find a way to bring back Rod and Mario. I'm sure both of them are willing to hug it out and get their high paying jobs back.
Mario was nothing special and Rod Allen was flat out annoying.

What's funny is the parade of jackasses who cover the Tigers for the Freep and News swore up & down that a highly credentialed baseball play-by-play man with national name recognition would succeed Mario. :lol

Instead, FS Detroit simply handed the job to the local guy who was next in line, so to speak. It's obvious any better qualified candidates the Tigers and FS Detroit were attempting to lure turned down the offer.

I do suspect Mr. Shepard will make improvements to his way of calling the game with time. He is a very solid broadcaster, generally speaking.


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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by Howard Jones » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:54 pm

They should do an experiment during this "season" and move Dickerson to TV and Shep to radio.


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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by krupper » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:54 am

That was done 2-3 years ago. Dan Dickerson went to TV, Mario Impemba to radio for 5-6 games. The following season, the experiment was over.

See this story: https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/ ... /80603572/



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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by craigrussell100 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:11 pm

Morris did the Twins/KC Games for Fox Sports North this weekend.....

He and Justin Morneau trade off...neither is really more than average....


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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by rushbuzz1013 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:51 pm

briangoleb wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:44 pm
He has to be one of the worst play by play guys..
Not just a complete cheerleader but his voice is annoying..Sure do miss Ernie..he just described the game..
Give the guy some slack. He's a good local guy who genuinely gives a shit.



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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by Howard Jones » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:52 pm

krupper wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:54 am
That was done 2-3 years ago. Dan Dickerson went to TV, Mario Impemba to radio for 5-6 games. The following season, the experiment was over.

See this story: https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/ ... /80603572/
Correct. Personally, I thought each was better doing the other's job and would like to hear that tried again.


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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by Ohio_Quebecois » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:51 pm

He is a little dry, but he doesn’t have much of a product to work with on the field. Shep could be good with time.

I do think Mario called a good game, and I’d like to have seen him come back. Rod Allen, however, was the worst analyst this side of Rick Manning in Cleveland. Both are immediate channel changers for me.



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Re: Matt Sheppard

Post by RayQix » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:40 am

I think in the PC world we are in..... Rod n Mario is done.

Weirder things have happened.... but that was pretty public and a black eye on both of their careers here.

Doubtful that they’d come back even if offered.

Give Matt time..... he’s been around Detroit sports for a long time and will get himself together.


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