Monday, March 3, 2008

Telling it like it is

Sports editor Scott Ferrell and I were riding around DeSoto Parish today shooting mug shots for the Campus Faces part of the DeSoto Preps pages and we were listening to spring training baseball.

Most people know early in spring training, the late innings of the games are subject to mass substitutions. Most of those players will not be in the big leagues to start the year, if at all during the season.

That situation gave us the line of the day. From the Florida Marlins broadcast of their game against Boston, the play-by-play announcer, whose name escapes me, said, "Here we are in a low-run, one-run game and it's basically Carolina (the Marlins Double-A affiliate) and Portland (Boston's Double-A franchise.)"

Yes, an announcer who told it like it is. It wouldn't surprise me to see said announcer get chewed out royally by the Florida marketing department.


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