Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Twins Broadcaster Fiction Part III

First of all, I know it's been way too long between posts, but I've had a busy summer. I'll start posting again regularly very soon. I promise.

In the meantime, here's a tidbit fresh from the radio broadcast of tonight's Twins-Indians game. Good ol' John Gordon informed us that the Kansas City Royals are now leading the Chicago White Sox by a 7-0 score. Jack Morris (subbing tonight for Dan Gladden, who's whooping it up this week at Sturgis) asked Gordo who was pitching tonight for Kansas City.

"Bernero. An exciting young rookie who's come up and pitched well for them."

Well... uh... hmm. I guess I have to give Gordo some credit, because, yes, Adam Bernero has pitched well so far for Kansas City. In two starts prior to tonight he has posted a 0.79 ERA. That's very impressive, indeed. But an exciting young rookie? Bernero is a 29 year old journeyman, currently in his seventh season of shuttling between the major and minor leagues. The Royals are his fifth major league team. In 149 career games, he has 10 wins, 27 losses, and a 5.92 ERA.

Get with it, Gordo!