Audio: Mike Shannon Uttering the Word Chartreuse Aloud

If rocks were capable of engaging in sexy lovemaking with each other, that would be strange. That’s one fact. A second fact is this, though: if rocks really could make love, their yawps of craggy pleasure would be indistinguishable from the normal speaking voice of St. Louis Cardinals radio broadcaster Mike Shannon.

Such a voice is well-suited to utter certain words. Words like cud, for example. And arse-ropes. And Beowulf.

A word that has no business either in or around Mike Shannon’s mouth, however, is chartreuse — a word so French that, after giving voice to it, one finds himself tempted either to smoke a cigarette or denounce the Zeitgeist or both simultaneously.

And yet chartreuse is precisely the word Mike Shannon found himself compelled to speak aloud during the first inning of this evening’s Pirates-Cardinals game.

To wit:
Mike Shannon Audio Moment



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Andy Brandt
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Andy Brandt

Shannon is the best. I think you’d like him if you don’t already (Mr. Cistulli).

steex
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steex

We’ll have to agree to disagree on this one. I can barely tolerate listening to the Cardinals on the radio because of him, and wouldn’t even try if not for Rooney.

Well-Beered Englishman
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Carson, please use your BBWAA credentials to get audio of Hawk Harrelson reading Lolita.

steex
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steex

Or video of him jumping out of the broadcast booth window. I’m good either way.

jcxy
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jcxy

Maybe he was trying to order a bijou cocktail?

chuckb
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chuckb

Could’ve been. I’m sure he’d already had a few at this point.

Robb Hadley
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Robb Hadley

The soldiers on both sides enjoyed a brief respite when fighting was temporarily suspended during a chartreuse.

chuckb
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chuckb

The chartreuse occurred because the two sides were really just yellow.

chuckb
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chuckb

The best part of this clip is where Shannon initially calls the color “yellish.” He’s the Cards’ current version of Harry Caray — just loved by the fanbase but absolutely dreadful for any objective observer to listen to.

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