Cardinals Broadcaster Mike Shannon Talks BJs On Air

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Longtime St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon is well known for saying some bizarre things while calling games. All you have to do is go to Shannonisms.com to get a taste of what Cardinals fans have been blessed to hear over the years.
Some examples:

Some guys can wake up in the morning and be able to bunt. Other guys are like playin’ pinochle with two decks.

Well, no one’s perfect. Only one guy was ever perfect, Jack, and they nailed him to a tree!

Back in the day when I played, a pitcher had 3 pitches: a fastball, a curveball, a slider, a changeup and a good sinker pitch.

Seriously, head over to that site and have a good laugh… but not before you listen to ol’ Shannon discuss BJs while reading a radio spot for Third Degree Glass Factory:


Hilarious, but Cardinals VP of sales and marketing Dan Farrell had to do some damage control postgame (via St. Louis Post Dispatch):

“Our announcers read anywhere from 15-20 pieces of promotional copy on any given broadcast, and there are times when they may ad-lib to a certain extent” to make the commercials more conversational, Farrell said.
“We apologize for any misunderstanding. It’s unfortunate if anyone was offended. It does not (represent) the values of the franchise. Explore St. Louis is an important partner of ours and the Third Degree Glass Factory is a great St. Louis attraction.”

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