espn-esb.jpgOh, ESPN. Not only did you force me last night to listen to Jon Miller and Joe Morgan pat themselves on the back for an entire inning after “discovering” that the left field foul pole at Yankee Stadium was “in the wrong place” (It’s not. It’s fine. It’s called an optical illusion. The left field fence at the corner is angled, making it look like the two are not aligned. You’ve wasted my time), you think that us New York baseball fans are morons by showing us a stock-footage shot of the Manhattanreal-esb.jpg skyline. Any New Yorker paying attention at this point would have noticed something odd. On the TV screen, the Empire State Building was lit up in green and red (above). Problem is, it’s only ever green and red around the December holiday season. Had it been a live shot, they would have shown the building lit up in blue and white on one side (Yankees colors) and blue and orange on the other (Mets colors) to commemorate the Subway Series games that were going on at that moment.

Way to go, fellas.

4 Responses to “ESPN Can’t Afford Live Shots (and why I should keep the TV on mute whenever I watch “Sunday night Baseball”)”

  1. grrr joe morgan says:

    Let us not forget the wisdom of Joe Morgan who tried to explain that a lower pitch appears smaller to a batter because he can only see the top of the ball whereas a higher pitch he can see the whole ball. Someone should teach that man 3D geometry.

  2. coolare says:

    HA-ha!! Good one! I wasn\’t the only one to see that!!

  3. No way, did he ACTUALLY say that?!

  4. Danny O says:

    Have you ever heard my impression of Jon Miller?

    “The 1-2 pitch from Santana…and there’s A FOUL BALL!”

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