I got some love for the website on Tuesday night when my Tweet was used on the Pirates broadcast on ROOT Sports. Announcers Greg Brown and Bob Walk couldn’t figure out why Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke came out of the dugout to talk to the home plate umpire after a strikeout.
“It definitely wasn’t a foul ball. Could that be what they were arguing about?” – Walk
“I have no idea.” – Brown
I noticed catcher Russell Martin had played the ball with his mask, and knew that must have been the reason, so I let them know via Twitter. I can’t believe this Twitter thing actually works.
I’m running this broadcast.
Martin playing the ball with his mask. He used the mask to help scoop the ball, then tagged the batter to complete a strikeout. The batter should have been awarded first base, but no one saw it.
They ended up talking about my Tweet for two batters….
“Great work by our Tweeter because this Tweeter saw something we did not.” – Brown
“Very sharp eyes on the Tweeter.” – Walk