According to Wikipedia, Flo Rida is “an American rapper”. I did not know this.
Wikipedia also tells me that, “Mail on Sunday was Flo Rida’s solo debut album; its lead single “Low”, featuring T-Pain which was a #1 hit for ten weeks in early 2008. Flo Rida’s single “Right Round”, featuring Ke$ha, from his new album R.O.O.T.S., spent six consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100″. I did not know this either.
Now, this is not a post about how incredibly uncool and out of touch I am with the popular music scene (we still call it “pop music”, right? Just checking). But this is a post born out of anger.
Because of this man named Flo Rida, I will be unable to watch the first few innings of the Mets-Marlins game on Saturday.
Allow me to explain.
On Saturday the 11th of April, Flo Rida will be performing a concert at Dolphin Stadium following the game. To accommodate the show, the Marlins have decided to move the start time of the game up one hour to 6pm.
Now this would be all well and good if it were not for the fact that MLB and FOX have a contract – all games in play before 7pm on Saturdays can only be aired on FOX, regardless of whether or not FOX gives a crap to air these games.
So you know what that means, kids? I can’t watch the game until 7pm, when SNY (the Mets channel here in NYC) begins broadcasting. I can’t even go on the internet to watch it because it’s the same fricken’ situation down in Miami. I just. can’t. watch. the. game.
I can only hope that instead of Ron, Keith and Gary, the SNY team decides to have Ralph Kiner open up the telecast. I’d love to hear Ralph try to explain this %#$!-show on-air (Welcome to Mets baseball. This is uh… I’m uh… Well, we open up the telecast in the fourth inning here in uh… There’s a musician named Flo Rida who’ll be playing tonight… And as a result, here we are in the second inning, with Darryl Strawberry coming to bat).
It might be the only thing that could make this okay.
P.S. For the record, I am not proud of that Kiner joke. I mean, it’s not even funny. I love Ralph. Plus, I don’t know why I’m blaming Flo Rida instead of the stupid Marlins and stupid FOX and stupid MLB.
I disappoint myself in so many ways…
Hat tip to Metsblog for the Mets info as always