Most of the people who get paid to do play-by-play or color commentary for a living have mastered the art of broadcasting to the point where they make their job seem somewhat effortless.
With that said, the people in the booth are only human, and there’s only so much they can do to avoid falling victim to the occasional brain fart while their words are being sent out to the masses on live television.
That obviously includes the many occasions where broadcasters have fallen victim to the dreaded hot mic (none of which stand out more than the Reds announcer who treated us to one of the most infamous on-air apologies in history thanks to Nick Castellanos).
However, there are also plenty of people who’ve gone viral after inadvertently crossing a few wires in their mind.
In some cases, the bulk of the blame can be placed on viewers who can’t help but point out the potentially lewd nature of some otherwise innocent comments.
However, I have a feeling the guy working the play-by-play during Tuesday night’s college baseball showdown between Ole Miss and Jacksonville State wishes he’d fallen victim to a double entendre as opposed to what caused his unfortunate comment to make the rounds.
The moment in question transpired when Rebels DH Will Furniss stepped up to the plate in the top of the 6th inning with his team down by a run.
Announcer Logan Maddox tried to let viewers know the designated hitter was looking to get on base but mistakenly referred to Furniss as the “Designated Hitler” in the process before quickly acknowledging the slip-up.
Designated what pic.twitter.com/Rk7XBO5fXE
— Stephen Schoch (@bigdonkey47) March 15, 2023
It was obviously an innocent mistake, and Maddox alluded to the fact that “Designated Hitler” was a very unfortunate choice of words on Twitter after the clip started to make the rounds.
— Logan Maddox (@Logan_Maddox1) March 15, 2023