A Philadelphia Phillies announcer made a hilarious gaffe on Monday night when attempting to read a bobblehead promotion on the air. The slip up resulted in an accidental lewd remark, which has now gone viral on social media.
The mistake came in a matchup between the Phillies and Dodgers, with the bobblehead giveaway set to honor former Philadelphia legend Dick Allen.
Allen spent the first seven seasons of his MLB career with the organization, being named an All-Star in three of those campaigns. He’d later return to Philly at the end of his Major League tenure, spending two of his final three seasons in the City of Brotherly Love.
In 1964, he was named Rookie of the Year after leading the league in runs scored and total bases. He hit a career-best .318 that season.
The corner infielder also played for the Cardinals, White Sox, Dodgers, and A’s.
The team plans to honor Allen with a bobblehead promotion later in the season. Unfortunately, the initial introduction of that giveaway came out in the worst possible way.
Phillies announcer Kevin Stocker tried to read off the promotion in a recent game, but his on-air attempt failed miserably.
Kevin Stocker was trying to say “A Johnson Controls Dick Allen bobble figurine.”
That’s not exactly what he said.pic.twitter.com/r8h3cCJuCw
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 2, 2023
Fans online were quick to react.
One person wrote, “To be fair, he was kinda doomed from the start.” It certainly seemed that he was set up to fail with that line.
Another follower commented, “Ribs hurting in laughter over that one. I. Can’t. Breath.”
Even the co-host in the booth couldn’t control his laughter, which made the scene that much funnier. This would be the most memorable moment for the announcer as the Phillies would lose the game, 13-4.