My picks are a little different - and I like certain people for different reasons. My favorites are Danny Diliberto - Weenie-Beanie - Grady Mathews, and of course Billy Incardona!
My favorite person to listen to is Big Truck. He just has a great voice and a great passion for the game of pool. I've been in the booth with Ray - and he is absolutely incredible. He is constantly multi-tasking and fidgeting with equipment - computers - making sure everything looks and sounds as good as possible - and he never misses a beat. He is very dedicated at what he does - and I tip my hat to all the people that provide live-stream coverage - as they all give their best to provide this service for fans, players, sponsors, and promoters - putting in a lot of miles on the road and sacrificing time away from home. Thank you to all of them!
As far as players go ... I believe that Jeremy Jones is awesome any time he is the booth - he is so knowledgeable and he has the gift of communicating clearly and simply. That's not easy to do with the game of pool sometimes - but Jeremy does better than anyone I've ever heard.
John Schmidt is hilariously funny - yet he also provides great insight into any game. He is one of those people that you can talk to all day about the game - and I hope he gets in booth a lot more. I've said this for a long time - if pool is to get anywhere - that guy needs to be out there - front and center - John has that X-factor that draws people to him - the force is strong with that one.
I also enjoy Jerry Forsyth. Having had the pleasure to casually sweat matches with Jerry over the years, it is always great to hear his voice calling the action at some of the biggest events in our game.
Honorable mention goes to John DiToro. I've never had more fun in the booth than I've had with John. One minute he could be cracking me up - having me in stitches - almost pissing my pants laughing at something he said -or- mistakenly said - and the very next second he would provide some gem of wisdom from out of nowhere - hitting everybody with that mental whiplash - a combination of humor and in-depth, precise study. I believe that John DiToro is one of the most knowledgeable pool players alive - if you can find some of the old Pro Pool Video matches out there - watch them! John provided some of the best commentary for those matches. He is a great player, a great teacher, and a great guy!