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Joe Buck is Ruining the Playoffs

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I love baseball. Really, I whole heartedly believe it is the most beautiful sport and one of the greatest gifts America gave to the world.

In as much as it is not timed, it's a welcome respite from our hectic daily lives. In as much as it is mostly played on natural grass, mostly outside, it is a constant reminder of the transcendental beauty of natural grass. The sound of a ball coming off bat is a symphonic note and the intricacies inherent in each play-will he take off for second? Will he bunt? Will he hit it to right field-are enough to make four hours interesting. Still, you can tune out at any time and come for the end and it's like you haven't missed a thing. It's beautiful.

October is the best month of the year. At the beginning off the month, the playoffs get under way and, though three teams are usually favored to get out of the first round with two ultimately vying for the honor of playing in the World Series, it pays to watch as surprises and upsets constantly abound.

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Because I love this game, I must speak up: the beauty of baseball is constantly marred by the voice of Joe Buck on Fox. Through his monotonous, steely voice, his lack of originality, and general smugness, Joe Buck is ruining the playoffs, ruining baseball on television and must leave the game.