D.C. Sports Media Approval Ratings: Charlie Slowes
Is it odd that just about every D.C. sports media personality has an approval rating of between 70 and 80 percent? Yeah, a little. By the way, The Loss Column up in Baltimore has started doing this for Baltimore sports media types, so go and vote there, too.
Charlie Slowes has likely been the most prominent broadcasting voice of the Washington Nationals since they arrived in D.C., and, for better or worse, his "Bang, Zoooooom go the Fireworks!" tagline is the Nats' closest approximation to Steve Buckhantz's "Dagger!!!!" Dave Johnson's "It's in the Net!" or Frank Herzog's "Touchdown Washington Redskins!" Well, that and some variation upon putting "a Curly W in the books!!" Slowes's MLB.com bio hasn't been updated much lately, but it would appear that this is his 11th season in the bigs.
Before arriving at fabled RFK, Slowes served as the play-by-play man for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tidewater Tides, has called bowling and boxing and the MISL, worked for KMOX Radio in St. Louis and has been a substitute broadcasts for the Mets and Orioles. He has occasionally been criticized for not giving the score frequently enough, a criticism he answered in an interview this spring. More to the point, he also spent years doing play-by-play for the Washington Bullets, which allowed for a bit part in the legendary "You the Man" promotional video. Feel free to also consider his Bullets work in this poll.
Bearing in mind that you have just two options, here's your chance to judge Charlie Slowes. Choose carefully, and offer explanation below.
Past results after the jump.
Chick Hernandez (80 percent approval)
Mike Wise (77 percent approval)
Steve Czaban (75 percent approval)
Tony Kornheiser (74 percent approval)
Dave Feldman (73 percent)
Brett Haber (72 percent)
John Riggins (69 percent approval)
Larry Michael (18 percent approval)
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