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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rangers Broadcaster Has On-Air Medical Crisis

It was the bottom of the eighth inning as the San Diego Padres took on the Texas Rangers when the audience heard the Rangers announcer have what sounded like an on-air medical meltdown. Some took his rambling as a sign of a stroke.

“Go-ahead run is at fifth ... on what Adams is insisting on calling a botched robbery. What actually happened was his henchman …,”

Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: June 20, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4162157)
He said that in the medical community, it's called "word salad" -- like a tossed salad but with words.


But it's really serious when you start talking about tossing salads.
   2. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: June 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4162159)
Does this ever happen with message-board posts?

I'm now concerned about Meatwad's well-being.
   3. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: June 20, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4162258)
I'm a reader, and I generally just take new releases out of the library, almost regardless of subject matter. As a result, I've read two Sarah Palin books this year. And both of them (one is a very flattering portrait) use the phrase "word salad" liberally. I have never heard it before.
   4. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: June 20, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4162330)
It's a pretty common one in psychiatry circles. One of my brothers used to have somnambulant episodes in which he would talk in a very normal tone of voice but make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
   5. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: June 20, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4162353)
Does this ever happen with message-board posts?

You've finally uncovered the dark secret behind DIPS!
   6. eddieot Posted: June 20, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4162354)
I'm an editor and "word salad" is the perfect description of most PR press releases. I use the term almost daily.
   7. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: June 20, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4162357)
talk in a very normal tone of voice but make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

This pretty much sums up my broadcasting career...
   8. Shock Posted: June 20, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4162360)
That is really frightening.

A few decades a go we probably just would have assumed he was drunk.
   9. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 20, 2012 at 08:31 PM (#4162375)
I'm an editor and "word salad" is the perfect description of most PR press releases. I use the term almost daily.

Same thing as a criminal defense attorney, reading police reports: training and experience, furtive movements, slurred speech, officer safety, yep yep yep.
   10. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: June 20, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4162376)
Took me a second to realize the comparison is not that tossed salad.
   11. asinwreck Posted: June 20, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4162390)
I prefer syrup.
   12. Spivey Posted: June 20, 2012 at 09:16 PM (#4162418)
I feel bad for the guy, but I also can't help but think that botched robberies and henchmen would make baseball a lot more bad ass.
   13. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: June 20, 2012 at 09:25 PM (#4162427)
I used to get migraine headaches during my adolescence and have had a couple of similar episodes myself. I recall that my thoughts were clear and I wanted to laugh at myself as I heard the words come out. Nothing so colorful as bank robbers and henchmen, though, just the right words in a random order.
   14. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: June 20, 2012 at 09:29 PM (#4162429)
A few decades a go we probably just would have assumed he was drunk.

Wasn't Jimmy the Greek drunk? Oh, wait...
   15. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: June 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM (#4162451)
A few decades a go we probably just would have assumed he was drunk.


It turns out that Shane MacGowan has been in the middle of one long migraine all these years.
   16. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM (#4162463)
A few decades a go we probably just would have assumed he was drunk.

Detectives believe migraines were involved
   17. Shock Posted: June 20, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4162510)
I wanted some more context, so I watched this on MLB.tv.

It's just kinda terrifying for me in a weird way. It's not like there's much of a pause either before or after. He's talking, making perfect sense, then complete absurdity followed by a short pause (not as long as the article makes it sound,) before he's back to normal again (He didn't miss a pitch.)

The full(er) quote:


This discussion, involving a 2-1 game, the tying run at second, on a lead-off single by Chase Headley. Go-ahead run ... is at fifth, on what Adams is insisting on calling it a botched robbery. What actually happened was, his henchman took pieces literally out of ... I ... ... Here is Kotsay. ... Kotsay, 1 homer 6 RBI's this year....


Poor guy. That would suck to happen on TV.
   18. thetailor Posted: June 21, 2012 at 01:44 AM (#4162528)
I was hoping these was a caught stealing or something right before that would provide a little context ... rats
   19. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: June 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM (#4162784)
The lack of Fischer-Z references in this thread is astounding.
   20. RobertMachemer Posted: June 21, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4162852)
I haven't heard the Rangers one, but in reading about it, I'm reminded of this (as, apparently, was the author of TFA):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY4zgP6ZF94
   21. RobertMachemer Posted: June 21, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4162861)

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