Braves 4, Astros 0 (through 4 innings)

The Astros’ venerable play-by-play announcer Milo Hamilton might be a Hall of Famer, but that doesn’t make his blatant localism any easier to stomach. Hamilton’s call of Adam LaRoche’s 3rd inning grand slam was delivered with significantly less gusto than one might muster in ordering a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s bad enough that Hamilton refers to the Astros as “us” and the opposition as “them”, but his constant grousing over questionable balls and strikes makes the overall Astros radio presentation seem anything but big league.

I realize he’s a Houston institution, but so is Bushwick Bill, and I wouldn’t want to hear him for 9 innings, either.