I try as hard as a guy who wears an Baltimore Orioles hat everyday can to not use the words ‘we,’ ‘us,’ or ‘our’ when referring to my favorite baseball team.
I’m not on the team. I don’t work for the team. Hell, I don’t even sell beer at the stadium for the team.
Every once and I while I slip up and drop one of the above pronouns, but for the most part I stay away from them as I feel every fan should. We have no control over what they do on the field, as much as we may like to some times.
The Wall Street Journal conducted a study on all 30 Major League Baseball clubs and ranked each team’s TV broadcasts in order by how many biased comments were made during the course of a single game.
Obviously, Hawk Harrelson, Steve Stone and the White Sox blew away the competition with 104 biased comments. Chicago finished with 81 more biased comments than the second place Cleveland Indians.
Gary Thorne and Mike Bordick of the Orioles TV broadcast finished tied in seventh place with the Nationals, Phillies, Twins and Padres, all of whom had nine biased comments.
I have to admit, that seems high for Gary and Mike and I can’t believe they’re tied with Bob and F.P. Maybe the study was done during an extra-inning Orioles game. There have certainly been enough of them.