Longtime New York Mets broadcaster Howie Rose didn’t keep his annoyance with ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball being delayed before its start time to himself.
While on the air, he let out a bit of rant aimed at “the network stooge” holding things up despite everyone on the field being ready to play:
“Dodgers have won their first six and they’ll go for the season series sweep tonight just as soon as the network stooge down there says that it’s okay to play baseball. The pitcher Steven Matz is rubbing up the ball, he’s ready to go. The home plate umpire Tim Timmons, looking suitably disgusted, just took his mask off and kind of rests it against his left hip, as he helplessly stares near the Dodger dugout where said network stooge is holding all the cards. So, suspended animation on the field right now. You’ve got nine Mets standing around, you’ve got the Dodgers’ lead-off hitter Chris Taylor standing – it really is ludicrous! But now and only now do we get the okay, and so we’re going to have a baseball game here tonight, about seven hours later than we should have.”
You have to admit: That was the best radio call of nothing happening you’ve ever heard, wasn’t it?
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