OTC: Denny Matthews Needs To Sign Off Now Not Later

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31 Responses to OTC: Denny Matthews Needs To Sign Off Now Not Later

  1. Anonymous says:

    Actually, movie houses do schedule around sporting events. Usually, only chick-friendly movies open on Super Bowl weekend, for example. You generally don’t see blockbusters open in September and October because a lot of the potential teen ticket buyers are busy on Friday nights at high school football games.

    Not saying it’s anything as extreme as the World Cup, but if there’s a big event going on, Hollywood has stood down in the past.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Teabo? Really?

  3. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Isn’t Denny in the Hall of Fame? I think he has earned respect and to quit when he is ready. Nobody out there on the field is as respected. He’s the one winner in the game here, I hear what you are saying, but he still calls a good ballgame,somedy in Cooperstown thought so….lets not tear down every ‘winner’ we have here, we only have about ONE.


    GH: I like Denny. He has never been anything but nice to me. But he is mailing it in and has been for years. He is cheating his audience and his legacy.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Denny and St. John
    should quit. Take KK with them.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You know if you can’t be bothered to spell first round draft picks and Heisman trophy winners names correctly, maybe you should quit too. TEABO? C’mon Greg, that is just laziness.


    GH: Agreed. Thanks for the fix.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s Tebow. You mispelled his name three times.

    St. John can be funny, but you’re right about this morning. I’ve noticed that morning group getting increasingly childish and silly. They aren’t nearly as funny as they think they are. Bukaty’s forced laughter is almost as bad as KK’s.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Steven St. John is a turd. He’s Cliff from Cheers without the lovable part. MMA fans aren’t literate. It’s clear that Denny Matthews does not enjoy his job. The Chiefs will get some love on the national scene when they earn it. Back under Club Marty the Chiefs got so much coverage nationally it was almost embarassing. Kevin Seitzer is more optimistic than a trombone player with a pager.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I like Sluggerrr’s drum. I heard it on the radio the other day and thought it sounded cool.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I was at the game Wednesday. We had to leave in the 8th inning and heard Denny’s comment while in the car. How lame. Slugger wasn’t annoying anyone but Mathews with the drum-banging. The kids and the fans were getting into it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Craig, I would suggest that great men can know their limitations.

    Vin Scully, the finest baseballVoice of them all, is still going, but has been on a short schedule — first three innings, home games only — for years (thanks, Sirus). It may help Matthews in generating the enthusiasm he has long been lacking if he were to to reduce his schedule similarly. I think most everybody with whom he has come into contact over the years likes Denny Matthews.

    Maybe having to report the futility on the field has taken its toll — in 40 years as a journalist, I’ve always found it more enjoyable to cover a winner than a loser, even if I remain emotionally unengaged — but he’s not up to snuff on the air and the Royals can’t afford from a public image standpoint the Voice of their franchise being anything less than enthusiastic. By the same token, they don’t want to disassociate or disrespect a legend who is one of the remaining links to the franchise’s glory days. It would be helpful to all, himself included, for Matthews to enjoy a graceful, leisurely, Scully-like semiretirement — and for the Royals to ensure that he can do so.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Addendum to above: Vin Scully also does select series in the West, like Colorado and Arizona, and interleague with Angels.

    Additional notation: Another Hall of Famer, the late Jack Buck of St. Louis, also had a reduced workload during his final years, although health problems had much to do with it. And he didn’t sound very good near the end, although he was as mentally sharp as ever.

  12. Anonymous says:

    david miller
    Must disagree. Jack Buck was suffering from Parkinsons and his play by play work showed. Towards the end he was awful…no, make that God awful. Since he was an icon in St. Louis (the ambassador of St. Louis) folks just cringed and understood. I think Vin has developed the same rapport with his audience. Not sure if Denny has after all these years.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I’ll take Denny’s honesty over the shilling and non stop jabber of Ryan Lefebvre. Ryan is the worst kind of modern day anouncer, he wants to be Joe Buck and is constantly trying to be clever and funny and just isn’t – it’s hard to be edgy when you shill so hard for your paycheck. Lefebrve is a reflection of the team, hokey, conservative, cheap frauds

  14. Anonymous says:

    I disagree about St. John. I’m sure you’ve listened to that show when he’s out and Bukaty is by himself. It is terrible. I would rather have St. John on his worst morning than Bukaty flying solo.

  15. Anonymous says:

    On reflection, David, you may be right, although some of that perception is the result of his speech. He still had some good work in him in his later years, but sounded so bad it was hard to get past that.

  16. Anonymous says:

    burman dinstow
    Let’s not pretend that this is some new development regarding Denny Matthews. He always has been boring and borderline smug, and always has been paired with partners nearly as boring, and the result is the worst broadcasting in the major leagues. A generation ago, the quality of the team obscured this, but now the level of play has fallen to the same level as the broadcasting. Longevity is not necessarily an accomplishment, and Matthews’ inclusion in the HOF is worse than the exclusion of Pete Rose and Joe Jackson.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Denny may be getting a bit grumpy, but Bob makes me want to stick ice picks in my ears.

    “BELTED TO DEEEEEEEP RIGHT FIELD!!!!! WOW HE REALLY GOT A HOLD OF THAT ONE… and caught 12 steps in front of the warning track… “

  18. Anonymous says:

    where is mr correction
    when u need him. It’s Greg not Craig.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Joe isn’t even allowed into never never land let alone the hall of fame.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Peter Pan
    I just wish we had more stories about the layoffs at the KC Star

  21. Anonymous says:

    Footless Joe Jackson says thanks for giving the one legged people some ink.


    GH: I thought you might enjoy that note, Footless Joe.

  22. Anonymous says:

    OK you have one bullet and immunity; who do you kill?
    St. John

  23. Anonymous says:

    Nick Manning
    Bottom Line Communications owns Hall again!

    Greg Hall has made a local reputation by commenting on what sports journalists write/say about a variety of topics.
    He generally does a fine job of critiquing them. We profiled Hall in July of last year (LINK).
    A full-time software developer, Hall writes a column for the Platte County Landmark newspaper and also writes for a blog site about advertisers compiled by former Kansas City Star gossip columnist Hearne Christopher.
    In his most recent blogging effort Hall is now saying that it might be time for Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame broadcaster Denny Matthews to step down after more than four decades on the air.
    Why? Because Mathews had the audacity to criticize the Royals’ mascot Sluggerrr for pounding on a drum under the press box during a recent game.
    “If he

  24. Anonymous says:

    I saw that post over at BLC, not sure how he owns GH though. I get everyone will not agree with a blog post, everyone has an opinion. But how does asking Matt Fulks to comment on Hall’s story even remotely move this forward? Fulks admits himself he is biased. If BLC is trying to counter Hall’s claim, didn’t work with Fulks.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Peter Pan
    me know kill anyone. But I would slap KK the most out of the list. Petro I would let Hearne drive him home after a night of carousing.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    OK you have one bullet and immunity; who do you kill?
    St. John

    Probably you for posting this stupid question.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    Ewing Kauffman used to make mid-season side deals with players on bar room napkins. That SOB liked to win. He hated losing.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Saying MMA fans aren’t literate shows just how ignorant Mansdagger is. Only an idiot and someone who’s uninformed makes comments like that. Are baseball fans literate? Or football fans? Or soccer fans? Thanks for speaking of something you know nothing about

  29. Anonymous says:

    Peter pan
    Why is smartman no smart no more?

  30. Anonymous says:

    smartman would kill Whitlock because he is black and smartman is a racist.

  31. Anonymous says:

    I grew up listening to Denny Mathews and he is one of he many great memories I have of the great 70’s and 80’s Royal teams. He has a well deserved spot in Cooperstown.

    But he is riding on those laurels. He sounds bored, angry and uninterested now. Maybe the years of losing are wearing on him. But why hang around..just retire and spend your time doing something enjoyable. Listening to Denny now you can’t tell the difference between him calling a homerun or a pop-up. His voice and call sound the same. It’s just depressing for me to hear.

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