David Roth is one of my favorite writers — online or otherwise, but you can mostly find his stuff online. At The Awl this morning, he goes back and forth with the also very good David Raposa about last night’s contest between the two baseball teams. Probably a little different than most game recaps you’ll find. A taste:
David Roth: It’s worth noting that Joe Buck sounds not merely awake, but intermittently interested during the World Series. During the ALCS, it seemed like he was listening to an audiobook and watching the game at the same time. I mostly say this because he kept mentioning stuff fromÂ The Help when he was supposed to be talking about Jhonny Peralta. I know book groups are important, but you have to move that meeting or read before the game starts, you know?
David Raposa: I honestly can’t tell the difference between Regular Joe Buck and Joe Buck Zero. Both of them have the same vacant stare and glossy dental veneer. And both give me gas.
David Roth: I think when the Cardinals are involved and/or when a Flashy Black Wide Receiver does something DISGUSTING, Buck cares. Otherwise he’s watching Hulu during the game and eating Ambien like they’re Mike and Ike’s.
(Also, I would be remiss, since I’m already here, in not pointing you toward the similarly structured Physically Unable to Perform column Roth co-writes with Jeff Johnson for GQ.com twice a week.)