Sports Announcer's On-Air Gibberish Scares Fans But It Wasn't a Stroke (VIDEO)


Baseball announcer Dave Barnett suddenly started speaking gibberish during the Texas Rangers game on Monday, giving him (and fans) a major scare in the middle of his broadcast.

During the eighth inning of the game, he attempted to describe what was happening on the field, and his choice of words was so bizarre, they left viewers wondering what in the world he was talking about.


Take a look at the video clip below to hear what he said and see if you can make any sense out of it.

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In case you couldn't quite make out what he was trying to say, his words went something like:

The go-ahead run ... is at fifth on what Adams is insisting on calling it a botched robbery. What actually happened was his henchman ...

Huh? It's pretty obvious that some sort of medical phenomenon was happening to Dave Barnett at the time of his statements, and it is definitely reminiscent of what happened to reporter Serene Branson after the Grammy Awards in 2011.

The cause of Serene's on-air episode was attributed to a severe migraine, which may also be what happened to Dave Barnett -- or at least that's what the Texas Rangers are saying.

But some are a bit skeptical and wonder if he was possibly having a stroke at the time of the incident. They can also cause incoherent speech, and from how random his words sounded, it's easy to see why people feared he was suffering from a stroke and not a migraine. He is currently having more tests done to determine exactly what happened, but hopefully he'll get a clean bill of health and be back at work in no time.

Have you ever had a migraine so severe it altered your speech?


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