Best Announcing Team - 2012
Bill Brown & Jim Deshaies
It might be time to retire this award, because we don't see anyone coming along who's going to top this Astros pair. As has been the case all too frequently lately, listening to Astro games can sometimes seem more like a chore than a joy. But Brown and Deshaies manage to keep things lively — Brown the dry-witted master of play-by-play, and Deshaies the goofier color guy who peppers his oddball observations with some keen insight into what's going on, both on the field and in the players' heads. There's simply no one in the Houston market who's better than these guys, and the Astros should be grateful they've got 'em.