ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Outfielder Jose Martinez missing the cutoff man in the 7th innings of a 5-1 St. Louis Cardinals loss was apparently the breaking point for radio broadcaster Mike Shannon.
The poor throw sparked a minute-long tirade about how the team can’t make the types of mistakes that have plagued them thus far, and expect to be better than a .500 team. Monday’s loss moved St. Louis to a 24-24 record, and a tie for second in the NL Central.
KMOX’s Tom Ackerman set the scene during TIAM Tuesday, and played the audio from Monday’s game:
Here is part of Shannon’s rant:
“I mean, it changes the whole friggin’…it was a terrible throw. You can’t make those kinds of mistakes, and we see this happen all the time with this Cardinal team. You can’t, if you’re going to…you can do it, if you want to be a second-division club…and if you continue to play like that, you’ll be a second-division club.”
That section of the KMOX broadcast was quickly shared on Twitter yesterday by fans, and most people seem to agree with him:
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