Found October 06, 2012 on Awful Announcing:

Cal Ripken Jr.'s Twin, 'Carl,' Calls Wild Card Game for TBS (Photo)

TBS has been the underdog of Major League Baseball broadcasting for several years, with the rights to show playoff games but not always the respect that comes with it. That's because network has had a poor track record, with broadcasting mishaps in the regular season and beyond. That continued during Friday night's wild card telecast, with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. on...

Cal Ripken Jr. called ‘Carl’ by TBS

It wasn’t just the umpires that made mistakes during yesterday’s first ever Wild Card play-in game.TBS mistakenly identified Cal Ripken Jr. as ‘Carl’ during its Baltimore Orioles-Texas Rangers telecast.You’d think being an MLB Hall of Famer would help learn your name.Good job, good effort, TBS.[HT: Deadspin] [Image: Stacey Long]


By JED WEISBERGER TBS, even with the benefit of the Yankees playing either Baltimore or Texas in an American League Division Series beginning Sunday, has a tough task ahead of itself. Both the Sunday and Monday matchups, in either Baltimore or Texas, broadcast in prime time, will bump up against strong NFL competition from San Diego vs. New Orleans (NBC, 8:20 p.m. Sunday) and the...
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