It’s rare that I can guarantee that a video is the best you’ll see all day, but this is hands down one of those times. Ben Higgins of 10 News in San Diego threw a bit neat out of the park Tuesday night and it’s likely a ride in the deep left …
Fernando Tatis Jr. finished a spring training game with an injury on Tuesday, which was big news at the moment. Thankfully, it doesn’t sound like something too heavy, so Higgins had a little fun with the situation during a sports segment on one of his station’s nightly shows.
Tatis’ San Diego Padres were playing against the Cincinnati Reds when he suffered from a left shoulder discomfort during the game. Later in the competition, Nick Castellanos hit a home run to left field and some of you are probably starting to understand where this is going.
As many of you will recall, Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman was caught in the air with a homophobic bow last summer. His attempt to apologize made almost as much news as the arch, thanks to an awkward part in which he tried to keep the game calling in the middle of his apology.
Here’s a refresher:
Thom Brennaman apologizes on the air for his homophobic bow and pauses to call a Nick Castellanos homerun. pic.twitter.com/RzjOBc9nVn
– Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) August 20, 2020
That excuse – specifically the “There’s one drive from Castellanos into deep left field that will be a home run and turn it into a 4-0 ball game” – has been caught like mad since then. Higgins took things to the next level during a Tuesday night broadcast.
Here’s what he came up with:
That’s a 10 out of 10. Flawless execution.
I know Ben has been a guest on his morning radio show several times over the years. He’s a fun guy and an excellent broadcaster. This is hands down the funnest thing he’s done. As Keith Law suggested, now just give him an Emmy.
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