Rangers Named #3 Radio Broadcast team per Fangraphs Readers
3. Texas Rangers
Broadcasters: Eric Nadel and Steve Busby
Ratings (Charisma/Analysis/Overall): 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
Three Reader Comments
• "Eric Nadel describes the game in incredible detail — shadows, uniforms, positioning, stances, bounces. He’s better than television."
• "[I appreciate what Nadel] does to improve his craft — he decided to learn Spanish so he can interview Latino players."
• "The thing I like about Busby is he isn’t just a cheerleader for the team – he’ll point out things a Rangers player isn’t doing right from time to time. That is valuable insight from a home team announcer when you can’t see the game."
The comments received here — along with what’s available on his Wikipedia page, for example — all suggest that Nadel is deeply concerned with the craft of radio broadcasting. Also, he went to Brown — which, despite being a lesser Ivy, is still clearly preferable to (gasp!) public school.