The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Reverse mojo

It was late, so I may be mistaken in this, but if I remember rightly the ESPN crew last night came up with these two classic bits of sports broadcasting:

Situation: 2nd inning, Mike Lowell at the plate.
Quote: "Lowell, just back from injury, had 120 RBIs last season. So far this year, he has none."
Result: Two-run home run.

Situation: 4th inning, Kevin Youkilis at the plate.
Quote: "Youkilis is 0-for-6 lifetime against Bonderman."
Result: Two-run home run.

An impressive 2-for-2 on the night. I think NESN should hire these guys as a backup broadcast team. When the going gets tough, they could bring them in for a batter - pinch-hitting, SWAT-style, for Don and Jerry - to get those crucial runs on the board.