Royals play-by-play announcer Ryan Lefebvre realized the arduous approach Monday evening there’s by no means time to eulogize somebody throughout a reside broadcast. He additionally realized that Reds third baseman Nick Castellanos has horrible timing on the subject of house runs.
Lefebvre within the high of the seventh took time to memorialize George A. Gorman, a World Struggle II veteran and father of Twenty sixth-year Royals tools supervisor Pat Gorman. George Gorman died Saturday on the age of 96.
Sadly for Lefebvre, Castellanos delivered a solo house run on the primary pitch of the inning — his seventeenth of the 12 months — interrupting him and forcing him to name the play (which knotted the sport 2-2) as a substitute:
Right here is the Royals broadcast of the Nick Castellanos house run.
They have been eulogizing somebody reside on the air when it Nick went deep to left-center discipline.
You can’t make these items up.
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“Pat, just like his dad, went to (the University of Kansas), also went to Bishop Ward High School … there’s a drive into deep-left center field,” Lefebvre stated. “And there’s never a great time to eulogize someone during the broadcast. So we apologize for the timing.”
To his credit score, Lefebvre instantly completed memorializing George Gorman, giving his condolences to Pat Gorman and his household. Shortly after, he once more mentioned Castellanos’ house run, his first hit of the day:
“Well, Castellanos was 0 for 2 with two strikeouts against Mike Minor curveballs his first time up,” Lefebvre stated. “And that slider didn’t quite slide enough — 17th (home run) on the year.”
This isn’t the primary time Castellanos has had unhealthy timing when hitting house runs: He additionally hit one in August 2020 as announcer Thom Brennaman of Fox Sports activities Ohio was apologizing for utilizing a homophobic slur on a sizzling mic. Coincidentally, Castellanos’ house run then additionally got here towards Kansas Metropolis.