How to Derail a Broadcast

The extemporaneous nature of broadcasting makes for many a hazard. After all, there can be only so much stagecraft involved when the events that drive the broadcasting aren’t preordained. Chip Caray turns a hit into an out, Ernie Anastos gives the weatherman a rather curious directive (NSFW!), and so on.

Now what happens when you introduce crowd shots into this volatile melange? Chaos. What happens when those crowd shots are of 20-somethings disinclined to resist their beery urges? I’ll tell you: silence — beautiful, beautiful silence, awkward in the extreme — followed by a noble yet failed effort to smother the silly-giggles …

History teaches us that Daniel Webster won the debate over protectionist tariffs only after he stuffed his paw down the bodice of an onlooking chaste maiden and thus reduced Senator Hayne, his loyal opponent, to guffaws, spit-takes and high-fives. I have no doubt that the current debt-ceiling loggerheads will be resolved only when one of the combatants makes with the groping.

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  1. MikeS says:

    I hope those guys never have to do a game at Wrigley Field.

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  2. Kirkwood says:

    You can almost hear Don and Jerry’s silent giggling and the former’s face reddening as he tries to stop laughing. Happens at least once a game.

    Best broadcast team in baseball*, no doubt about it. No other broadcasters in baseball make the game exponentially more fun to watch. Not to mention, if one of them can’t do a game, we get to hear Dennis Eckersley or, on occasion, the great Gregg Zaun.

    *Inb4 Vin Scully.

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  3. Fred Finkel says:

    Gracie and Sutton got it all over Orsillo and Remy. Fuck…the Hawk and the Stone Pony put on a comical show as well.

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  4. phoenix2042 says:

    love the “whoops” right when it happens. props for waiting about 15-20 seconds before cracking up.

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