You know the ear plugs that you roll into a cylinder and insert? You feel them as they expand; gradually filling your ear canal until you almost reach silence? I just put some in. They are wonderful.
Yes, I could have muted ESPN's telecast of the White Sox - Yankees game, but I would have missed the roar of the Cominsky crowd. Yes, they're now quiet enough to sound like Wrigley fans, but I am at least close to announcer free.
I fear Rick Sutcliff wants to be the Tim McCarver of his generation.