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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Angels Broadcasters Put on Wrestling Masks for Good Luck in Extra Innings Against Red Sox

Santo in The Treasure of Matsuzaka, if you ask me.

The Angels and Red Sox played a marathon game at Fenway Park Wednesday evening that took nearly eight hours to complete. The game was delayed in the top of the 5th inning for 2:35 because of rain. After it resumed, the Angels took the lead but blew it by allowing Boston to score two runs in the bottom of the 9th. The game headed to extras where neither team scored for three innings. Convinced they needed to do something to change the Angels’ luck, telecasters Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza decided to throw on Angels wrestling masks:

Gubi and Rojas kept the masks on the entire inning and Mark even exclaimed “I can’t see, but it’s working though!” after Howie Kendrick led off the inning with a single. They ended up scoring two runs thanks to a Bobby Abreu single, and they won 5-3 in 13.

Repoz Posted: May 05, 2011 at 09:47 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Leroy Kincaid Posted: May 05, 2011 at 11:19 AM (#3818743)
That sounds about right. Next up: Live baby-daddy tests.
   2. Hombre Brotani Posted: May 05, 2011 at 02:30 PM (#3818862)
You could tell they were getting a little loopy there at the end. Fenway's been such a house of horrors for the Angels, when Walden blew the 9th everyone was thinking, "Here we go again." It's nice to actually win a game against Boston this season.
   3. aleskel Posted: May 05, 2011 at 02:35 PM (#3818868)
and this, folks, is why the unbalanced schedule needs to go
   4. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 05, 2011 at 02:39 PM (#3818875)
Didn't see the game, but I'm curious: How bad was Conger's throw, that he managed to hit the umpire with it?
   5. bads85 Posted: May 05, 2011 at 02:42 PM (#3818877)
This wouldn't have happened on Rex Hudler's watch.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: May 05, 2011 at 02:59 PM (#3818899)
Didn't see the game, but I'm curious: How bad was Conger's throw, that he managed to hit the umpire with it?


Not obscenely bad. The ump was kind of behind the bag and it skipped and hit him in the leg.

Conger's throw wasn't nearly as bad as Cameron's decision to try for third with nobody out.
   7. JimMusComp misses old primer... Posted: May 05, 2011 at 03:01 PM (#3818903)
Vlad: not that bad. Low and at the bag, got just past Callaspo and hit the left foot of 3rd base ump, caroming to the short stop position. I saw it once via replay at 1AM local time, but that's my memory!

EDIT: Wicked Awesome coke to SoSH.
   8. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: May 05, 2011 at 03:14 PM (#3818917)
How bad was Conger's throw, that he managed to hit the umpire with it?
It was close to on the money - third baseman let it get through his legs, IIRC.
   9. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 05, 2011 at 03:58 PM (#3818955)
I was wondering about that when I checked out the highlights on MLB.com right after the game ended. I just assumed the announcers had become delirious from watching the Sox run into so many outs.
   10. scareduck Posted: May 05, 2011 at 09:28 PM (#3819392)
Awesome.
   11. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 06, 2011 at 02:34 AM (#3819518)
Thanks, everybody.
   12. BarrettsHiddenBall Posted: May 06, 2011 at 03:06 AM (#3819524)
Hope the Angels broadcast included the few hundred remaining Sox fans serenading Youk with Biz Markie's 'Just a Friend' every AB in extras ("Oh baby Youk/You got what I need..."). Almost made it all worth it.
   13. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 06, 2011 at 03:20 AM (#3819530)
Masks? Lame.

Get back to me when they break out the barbed-wire baseball bats.
   14. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 06, 2011 at 04:23 AM (#3819552)
One of the all-time unintentionally hilarious lines in wrestling came from WCW announcer Tony Schiavone, sometime around 1999-2000:

"And a look of frustration across the mask of Rey Mysterio, Jr!"
   15. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 06, 2011 at 04:25 AM (#3819553)
My recent favorite quote is from last year: "Tonight's commercial-free 'Monday Night Raw' is brought to you by Kentucky Grilled Chicken."
   16. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 06, 2011 at 04:38 AM (#3819561)
"And a look of frustration across the mask of Rey Mysterio, Jr!"

Did Schiavone try to sell it as the most frustrated look in the history of our sport?

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