I think it's funny that he's got five days off because of this. He made a mistake, yes, and you can't use that word on TV, but it's just a word. Did it warp minds? Is somebody that fragile that they can't take hearing a word like that? He apologized, and he sounded sincere, so move on. Maybe give him one day off, but five? Give me a break.
Eh, I don't think there was anything wrong with him getting suspended. If he dropped the f-bomb because of some crazy play or because something happened in the booth and it just slipped then that's one thing, but he started swearing because he messed up a line? You have to be a lot more composed than that to be doing a live broadcast, I got no problem with giving him 5 days to send a message to be more careful.
Originally posted by JimBob SkeeterHe thought they were taping a segment to be played during the pre-game.
Maybe, but that alone is enough to get fired let alone suspended if his name wasn't Bert Blyleven.
As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004 OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005 OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005 OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005 As of 2/27/06: 202 pounds "I've lost a heavyweight" As of 7/31/06: 224 pounds
I was shocked it wasn't nationally televised somehow. Then I was pleasantly surprised to see that I'll get to watch his second start against the Indians on Sunday, guaranteeing a 2-0 start for Strasburg.