Entertaining World Series Flubs Are Better Than the Game (VIDEOS)

scotty mccreeryGiven baseball's roots, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say there's almost nothing more American in pro-sports than the World Series. We Americans love being taken out to the ball game, and the ultimate competition of the season has begun. Except today, we're not as focused on the game itself as we are on some of the moronic flub-ups that went down last night. If you missed it, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery pulled a Christina Aguilera and totally bombed while singing the National Anthem. Then, announcer Tim McCarver got unnecessarily "fancy" with his commentary, claiming that a "strike" is a 5-letter word.

Oh, dear. How embarrassing!

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First of all, Scotty -- who I was NEVER a fan of while he was on AI, just FYI -- first had a mic issue (not his fault), but then, he sang, "No Jose does that star spangled banner yet wave," instead of "Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave," which in itself makes me want to gouge my eyes out. What the hell? I know he's just a kid, but come on! You're given the honor of being invited to sing the National Anthem on not just any baseball game, but the WORLD SERIES, and you know other singers have totally messed it up and gotten grief for that in the past. Wouldn't you make an effort to actually know the lyrics? Nerves shmerves. That's just unacceptable, and it reflects really poorly on our country and pro sports that we've seemed to have a string of bozos now completely flunking the National Anthem on national TV.

Here's the clip if you missed it ...

And Tim ... ay yi yi. The guy talked about it today and said, "What do you want me to say? That's why I'm bad at Scrabble." Groan. Of course, I know he's not supposed to be an English professor -- he's a sports announcer. But he is in communications and should know how to spell for crying out loud. Or else stick to the facts, so he doesn't come off sounding like a total moron, like he did here ...

I get the willies knowing these are the incidents making headlines the day after such a huge sports event. Because it's not just about them or the isolated "whoops!" moments. It makes baseball ... and in turn, Americans ... look like we're on the fast track to Idiocracy.

What do you think about Scotty and Tim's flubs -- embarrassing or no big deal?

 

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