This is one of the funniest broadcast bloopers we've seen this year. During Fox's national broadcast of White Sox-Twins on Saturday, an announcer was giving a brief biography of Chicago's starting pitcher Andre Rienzo. The announcers were listed initially as Dick Stockton and Bert Blyleven, but it sure doesn't sound like either of them. Perhaps someone can leave a note in the comments below on the true identity. UPDATE: Thanks to those of you who confirmed it was indeed Blyleven.
Rienzo hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil, which leads the announcer to be in awe over MLB teams signing players from Europe and not just South America.
Just to make sure I haven't been lied to all these years, I did a quick Google search to confirm that yes, Brazil was still in South America.
Verdict: Does not have Brazil
Pictured: South America
Verdict: Definitely has Brazil
H/T Mike B.
During the broadcast, Stockton repeatedly called Pedro Florimon - Pedro Borbon. He also tried to say the Twins scored all their runs in Friday's double header on home runs, but it came out, "They scored all their runs on double headers."
Also, most of the international players in baseball are not from SOUTH America. Latin America, yes. But aside from the Venezuelans and a few Colombians and Rienzo, the rest are from Central America (Panama, Nicaragua), North America (Mexico) and the Caribbean (Dominican, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Curacao and Aruba).