There was an amusing moment as Thursday’s spring training contest between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves winded down.
At the bottom of the eighth inning, as Alex Wood was working up a walk for a Phillies player (Cody Asche?), it sounds as if one of the announcers in the booth at Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia had broken wind.
And to make matters worse, the game was carried nationally via MLB Network – which means a wider audience got to hear this apparent, um, breaking ball.
According to Busted Coverage, which first posted the video, the announcers on duty today were Tom McCarthy and Chris Wheeler, although their colleague, Gary Matthews, was also in the vicinity. Incidentally, “Sarge” had a very colorful description for Phillies fans during a game around four years ago.