It depends on what your situation was when you were watching a game. If you had a few beers in you and it was a big game against a hated rival, you'd have been crazy not to prefer Heinsohn because Cousy always sounded like a guy brokering a peace deal.Hard to go with Tommy when Cousy was far more insightful and a tougher critic of the home team.
I chose Remy for much the same reason. Until Rem got sick a few years ago, the only other color guy I associated with the Sox was Monty. I've never grown tired of him, and I find his accent perfect for the Old Town Team (which is also probably a big reason why he never got far on a national level).I love Eckersley but gave the nod to Remy because he has had the overexposure of 30+ years doing the job and still remains relevant. Whereas Eck is great in the smaller doses I see him but get the feeling his "cheese" would get tiring over years of 162 games with him on the mic.
+1. Harrelson and Ned Martin were a great combination. With the White Sox I didn't like him but apparently their fans did. I bumped into him walking into Fenway one game I went to years ago. He was very friendly but I got the feeling he was testing to see how man Red Sox people would know him. The answer was very few, unfortunately. IIRC he was a great addition in '67 especially when he first got here. He faded fast though. He was quite a personality and a very good golfer.He was excellent with the Red Sox. I realize his time, and shtick, with the White Sox makes that incredibly hard to believe.