Joe Buck is one of the longest-running sports broadcasters in the business. He’s also not one to pass up on a good joke or honest comment.
It doesn’t matter when either. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that the play-by-play announcer had a field day during Game 2 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays. An eventful night was filled with both the athletically captivating, as well as some pretty zany occurrences.
One such occurrence comes through a Dodgers’ fan vulgar shirt. In the bottom of the fourth inning, a foul ball flew into the glove of a Dodgers fan that was wearing a typical shirt from the front. However, when the fan turned around after making the catch, the shirt’s writing expressed, “Nice Swing B****.”
Certainly an awkward situation to address for any broadcast. That being said, Buck attempted to joke it off.
Buck starts out with, “A nice catch.” However, as the fan turns around and exposes his shirt to the camera, Buck seemingly couldn’t help himself but comment.
“There you go,” Buck said. “It’s a great catch, they had the play perfectly in the shift and he liked the swing.”
A somewhat minor joke all things considered, but not the only interesting comment Buck had Wednesday night.
Buck Comments on Dustin May’s Hair Smell
If that wasn’t a weird enough moment, Buck adds more with a comment about Dodgers pitcher Dustin Mays’ hair. Although, it wasn’t about the pitcher’s interesting hair itself, but rather the smell.
According to Buck, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that May’s extensive use of hair product causes it to smell amazing. Truly, the deep insight into the pitching ace that we’re all looking for.
Other World Series Interactions
Somehow, it doesn’t stop there. In Game 1, Buck offered a similar comment to the one about May’s hair, this time pertaining to Dodgers star Mookie Betts.
And to wrap up all the goofy stuff from the first two World Series games, there is the guy who threw his glove out on the field after catching a home run from the Dodgers’ Will Smith.
We can’t blame Buck’s initial comment, which is a resounding and relatable, “What?”
But the broadcaster does a solid job of explaining what must’ve been going on through the fan’s head.
“[Randy] Arozarena, I’m sure, is as confused as the rest of the world. He caught the ball, he kept the ball, throws his glove on to the field in a moment of sheer ecstasy, and gets it back, I guess.”
In a year like 2020, it’s only fitting that the World Series is equally weird.