Philadelphia Phillies play-by-play man Tom McCarthy broadcast last night’s game against the Atlanta Braves from centerfield with analysts Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs. Despite being a grown man, he wore a baseball glove.
It turned out to be an excellent choice.
McCarthy made a clean catch on Freddy Freeman’s three-run home run and then immediately succumbed to peer pressure and threw it back on the field of play.
And by peer pressure I mean Moyer’s series of guttural noises. The man must have made a convincing case in whatever language he was speaking.
Unfortunately for McCarthy, his throw didn’t carry to home plate a la Henry Rowengartner, meaning he’ll be forced to stick to his day job.
As an aside: I have never seen a fan wear a first baseman’s glove to a game. There’s really a first time for everything.