Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Joe Buck Had a Bad Margarita in Cabo

Is that the explanation for his committed indifference to the Mexecutioner throughout last night's All-Star game broadcast? Buck had three opportunities earlier in the evening to mention Joakim Soria along with the other great closers on the AL roster. He skipped every chance.

When Soria improbably entered the game in the 11th inning, Buck could have redeemed himself a bit by talking about the surprising dominance of the Royals closer this season. In the 1 and 2/3 innings Soria pitched, however, Buck said nothing. He barely even mentioned that it was Soria on the mound.

So, I think he must have some aversion to Mexico. Perhaps it was a bad time at a resort. Maybe the Aztecs are his least favorite ancient civilization. Maybe Buck is a Minuteman afraid that Soria is here illegally to steal the job of some American closer.

Or maybe it is the fact that Buck is an old Cardinals guy. A Cardinals guy would classically be a jerk about a Royals player. But would he, as an announcer, stoop so low? He's a Cardinals guy, so probably.


Evil St. Louisan said...

As objective as I'm sure you are, could you please give the breakdown of each player in the All-Star Game and how many mentions Buck gave each?

Jim said...

Albert Pujols 346 times.

Ryan Ludwick 141 times.

That is all you need to know.


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