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Nationals Announcers Rip Phillies Fans (Obvs)

Kyle Scott - September 28, 2012

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Here’s not a surprise. Nationals announcers Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo had a brief exchange about Philly fans last night. And guess what? They don’t like us!

The folks at DC Sports Bog transcribed:

Bob Carpenter: And this all goes back to the ignorant people – and it doesn’t take many, it’s not all Philly fans obviously – but there were some really AWFUL people who cheered when he left this field with a broken wrist back in May. Inexcusable. Pardon me, that was in D.C., but Philly fans that were in our ballpark were the ones cheering. And we know that not all Philly fans are like that, but I think that really got to Jayson.

F.P. Santangelo: They’re not?

Carpenter: …

Santangelo: I said, they’re not?

Carpenter: I don’t think all of them are.

Santangelo: Well, there’s one or two that aren’t.

Carpenter: I think they’ve got some good fans here.

Santangelo: [Laughter]

Carpenter: Or somewhere.

Cool, guys.

I’d now refer them to this post, written the day after baby Jayson broke his wrist again:

Werth did that half slide-catch thing he does so well.

The ball got loose. 

We cheered. Quite lustfully, actually. Werth had botched the play. 

A few hundred Phillies fans, most of whom had been tailgating for three hours, cheered the outfielder’s misfortune… and the hit for the home(?) team. It was only then that we realized Werth had more than dropped the ball. 

He was hurt.

Most got quiet. Many of us turned over our shoulders to find the TV monitor so we could see what had happened. Werth quickly – impressively – regrouped and walked off the field.



Anyway, it seems the latest round of Werth hate stems from that night. It’s the incident that put Jayson over the edge, making him think all Philadelphia fans are a bunch of snarling idiots. Some of us are. Most aren’t. But that’s besides the point. Who the hell are Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo to really matter? All this nonsense from Nats people about how bad Philly fans are… yet they can’t even fill their stadium on the night the clinch their first playoff berth. I guess maybe if they had a few more fans, they’d have some bad apples too.

Nats Announcer Thinks Phillies Should Take Back Their Own Park

Kyle Scott - August 7, 2012

Whelp, Nationals announcers are making fun of us now… and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Last night, while the Nats took on the Astros in Houston (to a total viewing audience of about six), MASN announcer F.P. Santangelo took a swipe at the Phillies' attendance woes, flipping the script and saying it's the Phils who should take back their park:

“Their sellout streak ended tonight, apparently. 257 games.” 

It’s a great run…

“They’re going to have to take back their own ballpark.”



Video, which we fully expect to be removed from YouTube momentarily, via NBC Washington.

H/T to (@dcsportsbog)

Penguins Broadcasters Thought Jaromir Jagr Cheated in Game 2

Kyle Scott - April 17, 2012

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As you know, Yinzers live in a bubble. It’s a bridge and river and steel and tar-filled bubble… but still a bubble. And when it comes to their hockey team, people from Pittsburgh – thanks to the NHL and NBC stroking Sidney Crosby and his teammates for seven years – believe that the Penguins are superior to all others. They can do no wrong. There must always be an explanation – an excuse, really – for their failures.

Their broadcast crew is firmly entrenched in the bubble.

Two years ago, one Penguins TV producer purposely didn’t send a replay feed to the league because it showed that then-Flyer Simon Gagne had, in fact, scored a goal against the hometown team. The play had been under review, and, since the league didn’t have evidence to overturn the official ruling (no-goal), Gagne and the Flyers were never credited with the score… though they went on to win, 7-4. That’s an old story, but worth bringing up today as we present to you this bit of tid from the Penguins Game 2 broadcast on Friday night: 

Lost in the shuffle of the Flyers destroying their unfortunate foes this weekend was an (albeit minor) controversy that arose when ex-Penguin Jaromir Jagr scored the Flyers’ game-winning goal on Friday night. The controversy existed solely in the minds of ROOT Sports broadcasters Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey, who thought that Jagr had an illegal stick. Behold:

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Video: Here’s Dr. J Talking to a Basketball, and (Bonus!) Cardinals Announcers Don’t Like You

Kyle Scott - May 17, 2011

Worst marketing campaign ever for the 2011 NBA Finals? Me thinks so.

H/T to the fine folks from The School Philly for the video

Now, here are the Cardinals announcers talking about what awful people we are, by busting out a litany of the usual offenses: Santa, batteries, etc.

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Marlins Announcers Freak Out Over Blown Call

Kyle Scott - August 6, 2010

If Fox-Mo says so… it's got to be true

Let's be honest, Bob Davidson blew the call here.  The ball landed fair before and after crossing the third base bag.  Only a mircale of physics could have caused it to go foul around third base, which, according to MLB rules, would have indeed been ruled foul.

FAIR BALL … or that is on or over fair territory when bounding to the outfield past first or third base…


I take back anything bad I ever said about T-Mac and Wheels (well, maybe not).  These Marlins announcers, while rightfully angry, are awful.  Yelling, speaking to Davidson in the second person, inflections in the wrong spot- it's all here.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Survey Says: You Hate Chris Wheeler!

Kyle Scott - July 29, 2010



The other day we asked readers to vote on who they wanted to see doing play-by-play for Phillies games, who their favorite announcer was, and which network produced the best broadcast.

We suspected that the results would be very anti-Wheels, since we receive so much positive feedback for our Shut Up Wheels segment, but we wanted some numbers to quantify fans' true feelings for Wheels and the crew.

Read the results after the jump (each of the polls had approx 500 votes).

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