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Piniella says Lyons was just kidding with wallet remark

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 18th 2006 3:36PM
Lou PiniellaWhile Lou Piniella was being introduced as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs yesterday, he mentioned the incident that got Steve Lyons fired from Fox after game three of the ALCS over the weekend. If you remember, Lyons made what could have been construed as an offensive remark about Piniella's Spanish heritage during the broadcast. Although, if you read the entire incident, it was really more of a case of Lyons acting like an idiot than being purposely offensive.

Well, Piniella, who laughed when Lyons made his remark during the game, reiterated that he had no problem with it; "There isn't a racist bone in his body. Not one," he told the gathered reporters. "I've known the guy personally. He was kidding with me, nothing more and nothing less."

Lyons will keep his job on the Dodgers broadcasting team, after going through diversity training. I tell ya, Vin Scully's rolling in his grave over this, and the man's not even dead yet.

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Vin Scully, Game 6, and RBI Baseball

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 10th 2006 7:58PM
RBI Baseball rendition of Game 6 of the 1986
World SeriesOK, this video has very little to do with TV, but since it uses audio from a classic baseball telecast, I think it qualifies.

(Heck, it's got to be more TV-related than anything we've posted about Kevin Federline.)

The blog San Diego Serenade has brilliantly fused game play from RBI Baseball with Vin Scully's TV call of the Mets' comeback against the Red Sox in the classic Game 6 of the 1986 World Series (aka The Buckner Game). According to Conor, the owner of the blog, he initially wanted to enter this video in a YouTube contest, but it came out six minutes too long. But the video is rocketing around the blogosphere as we speak, so his hard work will soon be rewarded... somehow.

My favorite part: how Conor displays the "Miller Lite Player of the Game."  It's even funnier because I'm a Yankee fan.

The embedded video is after the jump.

[via Deadspin]

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