Cardinals’ Announcers Mocked Red Sox For Holding Kolton Wong At First Just Before He Was Picked Off
In case you missed it ... and you likely did, unless you listened to the game on KMOX Radio in St. Louis, World Series announcers Mike Shannon and John Rooney had a little fun at the expense of the Red Sox in the bottom ninth inning on Sunday.
You remember the bottom of the ninth: that's when Boston reliever Koji (Hailing Frequencies Open) Uehara picked off Kolton Wong at first with two out and Carlos Beltran at the plate. That ended the game, a 4-2 Boston win, that evened the Series 2-all.
Just before this happened, KMOX broadcasters Shannon and Rooney were in a joking mood:
AUDIO HERE. (The KMOX portion begins at the 1:58 mark).
Rooney: "The first baseman, Napoli, holds against the runner -- why, I do not know. (Chuckle). Why would they be holding him? (Chuckle)."
Shannon: "Yeah (laughs)."
Rooney: "That's silly. ... Here's a throw over there, and, he's picked off! Unbelievable! A rookie mistake."
Shannon: "That's why they hold him."
Rooney: "Exactly right. The only reason they could have been holding him. And what Wong was doing I have no idea."
You mean that the only reason they could have been holding him was to try and shorten his lead? I've never heard of such a thing. I love broadcasters like this: so self-unaware. Oh well, on to Game 5. Where we gonna eat tonight?
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