WEEI hires Tim Neverett for Red Sox play-by-play

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BOSTON – Culminating a three-month national search, WEEI has named Tim Neverett as the new play-by-play host for Boston Red Sox radio broadcasts. Neverett won the job after more than 200 candidates were evaluated for what is considered to be among the most prestigious positions in sports broadcasting. In the booth, he’ll sit beside Red Sox Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Joe Castiglione, who’s been part of the broadcast team since 1983.
http://www.weei.com/extras/press-release/weei-names-tim-neverett-red-sox-play-play-post-will-join-joe-castiglione-radio-
 

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Very disappointing news, IMHO. I've followed the Pirates a bit over the past few years, and Tim Neverett has routinely been the announcer who knows the least about baseball and provides the least amount of good information to the viewer / listener. The other Pirate broadcasters include Greg Brown (excellent--again, IMHO), Steve Blass (a real homer, understandably, but with good insights and details and fun to listen to), and Bob Walk (so-so). Neverett's tendency to Trupe is just one of his deficiencies. Not a good choice at all.
 

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This guy is pretty terrible. I'm friends with quite a few Pirate fans and they've all told me sorry we got him.
 

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If anyone cares, Neverett is doing p-b-p for St. Joe's-VCU hoops on NESN+ (894 on my comcast....).

he has Connecticut School of Broadcasting pipes.
 

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Another Meterperel with yak-talk?
I might have watched a total of 5 minutes. Which is probably 4 more minutes than I've ever listened to Meterparel. The best I can describe is that the delivery is right-out-of-central-casting vanilla JAG.
 

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I'm a devout Joe C fan. I prefer to listen to the games. This Neverett guy sucks, hard. He does not compliment Joe at all, his voice is kind of annoying, and he seems to have no sense of timing. This guy is gonna ruin my summah.
 

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This guy sounds like he is doing a Bob Eucker impression.
100 percent this.

He'll probably improve, but right now he's constantly finishing some anecdote instead of telling me what happened. You hear the crack of the bat and he's still, "grew up on a small farm outside Yakima... And it's a single to right."

Shut up.
 

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I've heard a few people mention that he'll improve. He did play by play for the Pirates for seven years along with a bunch of other assignments. This is who he is. Unfortunately he's bad and we're stuck with him.
 
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I've heard a few people mention that he'll improve. He did play by play for the Pirates for seven years along with a bunch of other assignments. This is who he is. Unfortunately he's bad and we're stuck with him.
I was listening to the Pirates home opener, and the team that Neverett left behind wasn't that great anyways
 

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All the talk about Neverett's local ties, yet he seems to have had his native New England accent beaten out of him. It's an odd, folksy voice to hear on a Red Sox broadcast.
 

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The Trupe comparisons are way off base. Trupe had a hype-quality to his voice that drove me up a wall, always trying to make things bigger than they were. So far Neverett hasn't tripped my annoyance meter; I think he's fairly vanilla, but I don't think he's going to piss me off the way Trupiano did. Towards the end I wouldn't even listen to radio broadcasts anymore.
 

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Neverett suffers in comparison to O'Brien - most play-by-play guys would? That being said it's disappointing we couldn't do better.
 

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He's the anti-Trupe. On Shaw's double today, he was all, "And Shaw pulls one down the line, and he's rounding first to pull into second with a ground rule double."

Like, did it bounce over the fence? Fan touch it? One bounce on the track? We get nothing, like rounding first and cruising into second for a ground rule double is just something you do.
 

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Agreed. He's calling the games like a tv guy. Opening Day he left out a ton of detail, but was happy to recite obscure tidbits from Cleveland Indians history.
 

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Neverett suffers in comparison to O'Brien - most play-by-play guys would? That being said it's disappointing we couldn't do better.
Better than the AAA guy from last year that was doing Orsillo's mandatory time off. He was a curse, the Sox lost every game he called.