TBS Dicks Over Cubs

October 1, 2008 – 1:31 am by Hickey

My worst fears have come to fruition.

Just a few days ago, I was convinced that the Cubs were unquestionably the team to beat heading into the National League playoffs — the first time I’ve felt that way since I was a naive 7-year-old in 1989. And then TBS had to spoil everything and whip out its Dick.

Dick Stockton will be calling the Cubs-Dodgers series, which is the best thing that’s happened to LA since Kobe was acquitted. As previously documented on this site, Stockton and the Cubs are a toxic mix, and not just because of his incompetence in the booth. (Though at his age we understand that incontinence in the booth may also be an issue). The Cubs are 0-for at least their last 6 games that Stockton has called.

The Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan made the best of the dire situation, creating a “Dick Stocktionary” for the names he knows Stockton will mangle throughout the series. Somewhat disappointingly, Sully did not include Rodrigo Ramirez on the list.

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  1. 29 Responses to “TBS Dicks Over Cubs”

  2. Dick called the Cubs the “Boston Bruins” last year during the playoffs. How is this old man not in a nursing home?

    By shawon dunston's mustache on Oct 1, 2008

  3. I can’t wait to hear the melodious tones of “Adolfo Soriano,” and “Kosukay Fukodomo” from Dick’s nouth.

    By MJ on Oct 1, 2008

  4. Dick Stockton looks like the Nazi in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade about six seconds after drinking from the false grail.

    By Windier E. Megatons on Oct 1, 2008

  5. I can’t remember the last time I’ve laughed as hard as that. Good call on the false grail. You must choose wisely.

    By Hickey on Oct 1, 2008

  6. This guy is a piece of crap and since Leslie Visser is married to him, you know what that makes him. He is anti Chicago and will prove it during this series. The only thing worse was Don Drysdale, the White Sox announcer did the 84 NLCS and rooted for the Padres.

    By John Driscoll on Oct 1, 2008

  7. Don Drysdale is a saint. A saint!

    By McD on Oct 1, 2008

  8. You know there are some people that you can tell smell bad…Dick Stockton is on that top of that list.

    By The Hawk (aka Andre Dawson) on Oct 1, 2008

  9. If it smells like crap, looks like crap, and sounds like crap, it must be Dick Stockton.

    By Monkey Boy on Oct 1, 2008

  10. Easy solution Cub faithful. Sound down on the tube and turn on Pat & Ron on WGN. By the way…Dick Stockton is a Nazi.

    By Cujo on Oct 1, 2008

  11. Typical Cub fans……. Already trying to find an excuse for their team losing, even before the first game is played !

    By Zoilo on Oct 1, 2008

  12. I’ll pay big money to anyone who will create the box that lets me slip that 7 second delay between the radio(WGN play-by-play) and this TBS crap to get the video in sync.

    By KBod on Oct 1, 2008

  13. And what TBS did to the Wrigley scoreboard with their video & logos… sacrilege!

    By KBod on Oct 1, 2008

  14. October 1, 2008 – Cubs vs. Dodgers – Stockton strikes again. Just goes to show you that Harry wasn’t adorable just because he was old. I’m glad I’m better at living than Dick is at calling baseball – if I wasn’t, I’d be in a box, long gone by now.

    By KBB on Oct 1, 2008

  15. Looks like it’s time to start rooting for the Red Sox with the way the Cubs are playing right now – can we pitch strikes maybe? Or swing at good pitches? Right now, it’s like Soriano is doing all the swinging and everyone else is just sitting there.

    By KBB on Oct 1, 2008

  16. Make that 0-7….weird, he does well with White Sox games! ;-)

    By SSReporters on Oct 1, 2008

  17. On my way to Chicago right now to smother Dick Stockton with his hotel pillow…

    By cousin charlie on Oct 1, 2008

  18. Dick Stockton is the Crypt Keeper

    By J.D. on Oct 1, 2008

  19. HaHa! I have struck again!

    By Dick Stockton on Oct 2, 2008

  20. @KBod RadioSync does exist! for $40! http://www.sportsyncradio.com/sport-sync-how-it-works.html

    By Len on Oct 2, 2008

  21. This has nothing to do with making excuses. As last night proved, there is a definitive trend of the Cubs losing when Dick Stockton calls the game. It should be charted by Stats Inc., along with “record in night games” or “record on artificial surface.”

    By Hickey on Oct 2, 2008

  22. Please someone tell Dick it’s a grandslam, not a grandslam home run!
    Sorry, personal thing, but it sounds
    so stupid!
    Dick, of course a grandslam is a home run..

    By Scott on Oct 2, 2008

  23. Stop making excuses Cubbie fans, your team just SUCKS! Stop putting blames on everything from Dick Stockton to Steve Bartman to the Billy Goat to the Crucifixion of Jesus. Your team just SUCKS when it really counts. I’m sick and tired of picking this team every year and they disappoint. They’re no longer baseball’s lovable losers, they are baseball’s PATHETIC losers! This team is TERRAGON! They’re TERRABLE (spelled intentionally wrong) and I’m GONE!

    By Bilzrat on Oct 3, 2008

  24. Thanks for the advice Bilzrat. I can now turn my life around. You’ve been so helpful.

    By Ace on Oct 4, 2008

  25. Kudos to whoever started this web page. I’m glad that I’m not the only one who has taken notice of the Dick Stockton jinx. However, the jinx of the Dick goes beyond the Cubs. It actually started with him being allowed to call Bears games with CBS back in the late 1980’s. For whatever reason, he just loves to overhype every game he calls. I’ll bet their won-lost record with the Dick at the mic is worse than their record on Monday Night Football. While all this may be a big coincidence, he is a pathetically lousy announcer and an indication that bad things are going happen to any Chicago team that is involved in the game that the NFL or MLB foolishly allows him to broadcast. He does look like a Nazi in the Indiana Jones movie.

    By SRR on Oct 6, 2008

  26. I 100% agree this guy is the worse,, we need to let the word out ,The DICK is out of any Cub games!!! I even went as far as emailed TBS in Game to No response!!! Geez thats suprising.. Let it be known to all Cub Fans and media!! Its not that he made the cubs lose this series or anything like that .Hes Just down right terrible and thats an understatement!

    By Cubfan1971 on Oct 8, 2008

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