Possible Mishaps Regarding Bullpen Cell Phones

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News broke yesterday regarding Major League Baseball’s new partnership with wireless phone provider T-Mobile, in that the traditional bullpen landlines will be replaced by T-Mobile cellular phones in a way that won’t be ostentatious at all, I’m sure. The following are possible mishaps that will spiral from this new, most executive of partnerships:

The influx of camera shots on the bullpen will force bullpen managers to stay awake for the whole game.

Makers of fart apps will see a drastic spike in profits come April.

Everyone’s walk-up music will be that “One, Two, Kalamazoo” song.

At least one person is getting Favre’d from the dugout.

Double-Bubble Groupons.

Attempting to text in his request, Bud Black asks for Miles “Molpjwa” to warm up.

Upwards of 10,000 “Can you hear me now?” jokes from television broadcasters.

T-Mobile Girl totally botches the National Anthem at the Wild Card play-in game.

Glitch allows T-Mobile customers to use their MLB At Bat app to change scoreboard messages.

Tim Lincecum gains 70 pounds, as he is now able to order pizza from the dugout.




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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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harperhill
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harperhill
3 years 5 months ago

The second one made me literally spit out my coffee. I had to apologize to two different co-workers for the outburst. Nice job, Mr. Temple.

MikeS
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MikeS
3 years 5 months ago

I wonder how this applies to places like US Cellular field. In all seriousness, if I were paying for naming rights to a stadium, I would be a little irked if the league signed a deal with my competitor.

John Thacker
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John Thacker
3 years 5 months ago

Linked article says:

The deal is done with MLB, but teams will get the choice to opt in, depending on whether they have a competing carrier.

So I imagine they’ll work it out. A bit too serious a conversation for NotGraphs, though.

RationalSportsFan
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3 years 5 months ago

Way too serious. Let me edit MikeS’s post to better reflect the tone NotGraphs is going for:

“I wonder how Dick Allen applies to places like Dick Allen. In all seriousness, if Dick Allen were paying for Dick Allen rights to a stadium, Dick Allen would be a little Dick Allened if the league signed a deal with Dick Allen’s Dick Allen.”

DD
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DD
3 years 5 months ago

Ron Washington will use up all his minutes by mid-April.

Will
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Will
3 years 5 months ago

Now, Mike Scioscia and CJ Wilson can both tweet Mike Napoli’s phone number…

James Rogger
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3 years 5 months ago

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