Now is not a good time to be Joe Buck. The lead FOX announcer’s popularity is in the toilet as fans have gradually discovered that Buck doesn’t actually care about the games in front of him. That’s fine, we suppose; Buck is free to choose what he does or doesn’t enjoy, of course. But if he’s going to freely admit that he doesn’t watch baseball in his spare time, why on earth is he being paid an insane amount of money to talk about it during the playoffs, when it matters the most?
(Cue the Price Is Right failhorns.)
So perhaps it’s a touch of sports karma, if it exists [It doesn’t. Trust Me.–God], that the restaurants bearing Buck’s name in the St. Louis area are tanking right in line with Buck’s approval ratings. The ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL is reporting that there are major changes in store for the five “J. Buck’s” locations, including management change, closure, and murder. Okay, we made up the murder part.