Annoucers Assume Game Is Cancelled, Leave Early

Monday, March 30, 2009


Leave it to the Orioles, right? Announcers, Fred Manfra and Joe Angel were calling yesterday's Spring Training game against the Mets, when rain interrupted the contest. The O's and Mets left the field for a bit, but came back once the drizzle had subsided. Unfortunately for those listening on 105.7FM in the Metro Baltimore area, Joe and Fred did not return.

In fact, the duo even called home and said the game had been cancelled. Via the NY Post's Mets Blog....

FORT LAUDERDALE -- This is a bit off topic, but too funny nonetheless:

The Orioles' flagship radio team of Joe Angel and Fred Manfra quietly left the stadium here today during a 90-minute rain delay and didn't come back for the final eight innings, telling their bosses at 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore that the game had been canceled.

"Yes, the rest of the game was not on the air back home and we don't know why," baffled Orioles PR rep Jeff Lentz said later. "We looked over during the game and they weren't there."
The thing I find most random about this, is how no one in Baltimore could A) figure out the game was still going on, and B) if they did, how no one could get in touch with them. It's not like this was in the ninth inning. The rain delay happened in the first for chrissakes! Too funny.

O's announcers up and leave (NY Post)

6 Comments:

Methinks that someone is trying to get fired!

GMoney said...
Mar 30, 2009, 4:16:00 PM  

I would leave early to if I had to call Orioles games.

Also I loved Joe Angel when he called Giants games.

49er16 said...
Mar 30, 2009, 4:20:00 PM  

Must read: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/mediumwell/blog/2009/03/joe_angel_on_sundays_rainout.html and http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/mediumwell/blog/2009/03/os_radio_management_speaks.html

Seems it may have had less to do with the announce team than the Post thought...

Morgan Wick said...
Mar 30, 2009, 4:59:00 PM  

THEY DIDNT WANT TO LEAVE THEIR BOSSES TOLD THEM TO LEAVE

jmkcool2002 said...
Mar 30, 2009, 6:38:00 PM  

It's hard to be an O's fan right now. Nevertheless, I remain loyal and count down the days to NFL training camp with rapt anticipation.

Brad James said...
Mar 31, 2009, 1:41:00 PM  

I was there for that game. The field was in such bad shape that I thought the game would be called off.

DyHrdMET said...
Apr 1, 2009, 9:17:00 PM  

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