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  1. “Hats off to drug abusers everywhere.”

    Announcers nowadays suck.

    Norm MacDonald should just announce every game.

    Comment by Resolution — May 10, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

  2. “The new Haitian baseball can’t weigh more than four ounces or less than five.”

    I really, truly, deeply want to know the context behind this one. Beyond the obvious mistake, I mean.

    Comment by bgrosnick — May 10, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

  3. I grew up listening to Jerry Coleman make the calls for my Padres. I couldn’t imagine listening to any other broadcaster. It’s unfortunate he’s getting as old as he is, he’s been phased out of the broadcast team the past few years. Doesn’t make road trips and maybe calls only half a home game these days. Still, a great broadcaster for a not-so-great team.

    By the way, he also managed the Padres in 1980. War hero, player, manager, broadcaster. What a life.

    Comment by olaf — May 10, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

  4. After Genghis Kahn, doesn’t Coleman have the record for ‘sired the most children’ as well? Or is 2nd place on that list still a tie between Benjamin Franklin and Travis Henry?

    Comment by Resolution — May 10, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

  5. “The first pitch to Tucker Ashford is grounded into left field. No, wait a minute. It’s ball one. Low and outside.”

    How does that mistake even happen???

    Comment by Yirmiyahu — May 10, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

  6. Maybe the catcher threw it back to the pitcher really quickly and missed? thats the best I can come up with.

    Comment by williams .482 — May 10, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

  7. “The Phillies beat the Cubs today in a doubleheader. That puts another keg in the Cubs’ coffin.”

    Comment by williams .482 — May 10, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

  8. I thought Shawn Kemp already passed Genghis Kahn.

    Comment by glassSheets — May 11, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

  9. Oooooo I think you may be right

    Comment by Resolution — May 11, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

  10. Bob Marley has 13 children.

    Comment by Yirmiyahu — May 11, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

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