Some of the highs and lows of watching Dodgers-Phillies Game 4:
Tough opening montage for Dodgers fans on TBS, accompanied by the voice of Manager Joe Torre saying, "You never want to get your rear end kicked, no question about it." Thanks for the memories of the 11-0 Philadelphia win in Game 3.
This is a general impression, but Chip Caray, on the play-by-play, makes every fly ball sound as if it's going to be a home run. And then, when there is a home run, it sounds as if it was a fly ball out. An announcer's tone actually sets the tone.
In the bottom of the sixth, Manny Ramirez's totally casual and ultimately unsuccessful efforts to get the Phillies' Shane Victorino out at third. Caray said Ramirez "missed the cutoff man." During the replay, analyst Buck Martinez was more emphatic. "If Manny hits the first cutoff man, [Rafael] Furcal, they have a shot at third base." Ron Darling added, "You always want to hit Furcal, he's one of the best cutoff men in the league." And both Martinez and Darling noted Ramirez had missed two cutoff men.