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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Hardball Talk: Rangers voice Dave Barnett expected to miss rest of season

Rangers play-by-play announcer Dave Barnett, who hasn’t been back in the booth since the incident two weeks ago in which he started spouting nonsense on the air, said Monday that he is taking an indefinite leave of absence.

As you may remember, Barnett pretty much lost it for a few seconds in a game on June 18, reporting that “the go-ahead run is at fifth on what [Mike] Adams is insisting on calling it a botched robbery. What actually happened was his henchman took piece literally out of,” before his mic was cut off. He was put back on the air 20 seconds later and everything seemed normal enough afterwards, but it was announced the next day that he was being sent for an evaluation.”

The District Attorney Posted: July 03, 2012 at 12:07 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, dave barnett, rangers, television

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   1. phredbird Posted: July 03, 2012 at 11:25 AM (#4172079)
he's loosened the laces on his allen edmunds and is now feeling a lot better.
   2. valuearbitrageur Posted: July 03, 2012 at 02:33 PM (#4172341)
What was he wearing?
   3. BDC Posted: July 03, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4172367)
This is a shame. Barnett is the best complement to the fine announcer Eric Nadel since Mark Holtz died. I hope he makes a full recovery.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 03, 2012 at 04:33 PM (#4172523)
Was he wearing a suit?

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