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Old 10-11-2021, 07:33 PM   #241
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I will resume race calling at Mountaineer Tuesday night. Thanks so much for everyone’s support.
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:21 PM   #242
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I will resume race calling at Mountaineer Tuesday night. Thanks so much for everyone’s support.
Outstanding news!
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:27 PM   #243
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Wonderful news!
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Old 10-12-2021, 12:29 AM   #244
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I will resume race calling at Mountaineer Tuesday night. Thanks so much for everyone’s support.
Thanks for the great update, Peter. Looking forward to tomorrow evening.

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Looking forward to hearing you say Charlie Oliveros!
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Old 10-12-2021, 01:26 AM   #246
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Good news, Peter. Congratulations.
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Old 10-12-2021, 12:52 PM   #247
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I definitely welcome the return of Peter tonight to what I consider to be an ideal broadcast team perfectly suited for a relaxing evening of unwinding and watching races.

To be fair to the much-maligned substitute (Bobby ??), it had seemed to me recently that his calls had gotten better from the point when he was thrust into the position. I went back and watched a few of those old ones before watching last night's card, and Monday's calls were definitely leaps and bounds over the earlier efforts. Still a few stumbles, but I thought the "can you see the race if you close your eyes and just listen" test had gotten to a passing grade. YMMV. I know *I'd* have trouble calling a two-horse race well, so appreciate anyone who gives it their best.
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Old 10-12-2021, 01:09 PM   #248
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I definitely welcome the return of Peter tonight to what I consider to be an ideal broadcast team perfectly suited for a relaxing evening of unwinding and watching races.

To be fair to the much-maligned substitute (Bobby ??), it had seemed to me recently that his calls had gotten better from the point when he was thrust into the position. I went back and watched a few of those old ones before watching last night's card, and Monday's calls were definitely leaps and bounds over the earlier efforts. Still a few stumbles, but I thought the "can you see the race if you close your eyes and just listen" test had gotten to a passing grade. YMMV. I know *I'd* have trouble calling a two-horse race well, so appreciate anyone who gives it their best.
Believe it or not, there simply WAS nobody else willing to fill in-not under the circumstances. Bobby knows his limitations and deserves credit for stepping into that maelstrom.

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Old 10-12-2021, 01:16 PM   #249
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Bobby, speaking for myself and I am sure most of the board, you sound like a real trooper.


Replacing an icon is never easy. There was nothing personal here, and if it is your desire to be an announcer, bring in some of your own personality, knowledge and color.


Being a beginner, and I assume you were, you did fine. Bur this community has a loyalty to certain people. Unusual to say the least in this business but that is what you walked into.


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Old 10-12-2021, 02:06 PM   #250
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Bobby, speaking for myself and I am sure most of the board, you sound like a real trooper.


Replacing an icon is never easy. There was nothing personal here, and if it is your desire to be an announcer, bring in some of your own personality, knowledge and color.


Being a beginner, and I assume you were, you did fine. Bur this community has a loyalty to certain people. Unusual to say the least in this business but that is what you walked into.


All the best!
Bobby is about 55, a youthful 50, and having been raised on waterford/mountaineer, loves this place with his entire being. Bobby long ago filled in VERY occasionally as the back-up announcer (nobody said "caller" then), and reluctantly upended his civilian life ( he is married and years ago moved out of this immediate area) to serve this place in a limited and thankless capacity.

Bobby has no clue that places like Pace Advantage even exist, so it's been easy to shield him from the sort of vitriol that would literally break his soul. But there could be no protecting him from his own criticism. Most nights at the time clock he seems visibly disappointed, if not outright distraught about his performance. And he has busted his ass to get better, while harboring NO (ZERO) ambition to become QB1. Or even QB2, to be honest about it.

Tx, Boom, for your kind "ode to Bobby." I will pass the sentiments along.

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Ok Mountain Nation,


In honor of Peters return I will start a Mountain Madness thread in the handicapping section.


Join in and lets hit some of these Mountain races



For those who have never listened to Mark. He is in a class by himself so my opinions at least should not replace Mark's suggestions.


I always handicap first, listen to Mark before I bet. My choices will be posted prior to Marks'.


Going out for a swim. Be back around 630 at the handicapping section


Be there!
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Old 10-12-2021, 07:34 PM   #252
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Looking forward to hearing you say Charlie Oliveros!
It only took him 3 minutes!
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:02 PM   #253
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I swear when I listened to that fill In announcer he sounded like Hank from “ King of the Hill”. Good luck to him wherever he ends up. WELCOME BACK PB !!
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:43 PM   #254
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Ever since I started playing I noted Peter as an exceptional caller and wondered why he was stuck in a dump like Mountaineer (no offense Mark). But he along with Mark (and formerly Nancy) were the only reason I would have MNR playing in the background while cooking dinner. The calls were precise, accurate, and clear. Glad he's back !!!!
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Old 10-18-2021, 10:35 PM   #255
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Glad you are back

Great to hear you back Peter.

What happened to Nancy Mcmichael?
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