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Bud Selig repeatedly calls 2013 MLB Draft ’2000′ draft (Video)

Bud Selig draftOld habits die hard. At least they do for Bud Selig.

The MLB commissioner announced three of the first eight picks of the 2013 first-year player draft as the “2000″ draft. He even called it the 2000 first-year player draft for the first overall pick, which he had all year to rehearse.

“With the first selection of the 2000 first-year player draft, the Houston Astros select Mark Appel.”

Selig also repeated the mistake at No. 6 when he announced the Miami Marlins selected Colin Moran, and at No. 8 when the Kansas City Royals selected Hunter Dozier. And not on video — he did it when announcing the St. Louis Cardinals’ pick at No. 19.

Maybe Selig just had one of those mindblocks. As someone who has been on air before, I know how that can happen. Still, this was pretty funny.

Bryce Hunter? Can you spot all the errors in this brutal MLB graphic

Bryce Hunter graphic

In the realm of broadcasting graphic fails, this one comes out on top.

This graphic was shown during the middle of the Kansas City Royals telecast on Thursday, and it is full of an absurd amount of errors.

The question: “Which young player would you like to start a franchise with?” is posed to viewers. Putting aside that they end their question with a preposition, it’s embarrassing how badly they bungled this image.

Let’s list all the mistakes.

1) Bryce Harper is erroneously called “Bryce Hunter”
2) Harper is shown as a Detroit Tigers player, not a Washington National
3) Matt Harvey is erroneously called “Matt Jones”
4) Harvey pitches for the New York Mets, not the Baltimore Orioles
5) Manny Machado plays for the Baltimore Orioles, not the Chicago White Sox
6) Mike Trout plays for the Angels, not the New York Yankees

If we missed any other errors in the graphic, please let us know. There has to be more.

Image via Mock Session

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee calls Stephen Curry ‘Steve Curry’ (Video)

Mayor LeeThe city of San Francisco celebrated the Golden State Warriors with “Golden State Warriors Day” on Tuesday, and they handed star player Stephen Curry a key to the city. The event was a nice tribute to the team after its successful season.

There was only one problem: mayor Ed Lee made a blunder when he misspoke and called Curry “Steve” instead of “Steph.”

“You know what they say: You give Steve Curry an inch, and he might take a Golden State a mile!” Lee said during his speech. “Just 25 years old, he has made it on Sports Illustrated. Cover. The first time a Warriors player has made that cover for his skill, for his talent, since 1980.”

Wearing a blue blazer and yellow tie to represent the team’s colors, Lee seemed in tune with the Warriors. Earlier in the rally, he recognized Curry for setting the record for most 3-pointers made in a season. He did butcher the name of rookie Festus Ezeli, but that’s a tough one. Lee got Curry’s name right both before and after the slip-up, so we won’t be too hard on him. At least he wasn’t nearly as bad as this politician when it came to butchering names. The scary thought is he now also has something in common with Metta World Peace.

H/T D Wizzle’s World via Deadspin

Great moments in closed captioning mistakes: the Chicago Black Cocks

Black Cocks caption

One closed caption employee may have had too many dirty thoughts on the mind Saturday.

During the Chicago Cubs-New York Mets game Saturday, the announcers must have been talking about the Chicago Blackhawks hosting a playoff hockey game at the same time that the Cubs were hosting a baseball game, resulting in the closed captioning error seen above.

My guess is the Black Cocks scored more than the Blackhawks, who lost 4-1 to the Red Wings.

See our other great moments in closed captioning.

Via Deadspin

Susannah Collins fired over sex slip-up, raunchy videos or something else?

Susannah CollinsSusannah Collins was fired by CSN Chicago after her humorous, embarrassing slip-up went viral.

As seen in the video above, Collins was in the middle of an intermission report about the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night when she talked about the “tremendous amount of sex” the team had during the regular season. Collins quickly realized her error and recovered by saying “success.”

The Chicago Tribune says Comcast Chicago fired Collins after the slip-up went viral, leading to a previous raunchy video series in which she participated receiving more attention. That series was called “Sports Nutz,” and it featured plenty of dirty language and low-brow humor. You can see an example of the show below:

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‘Penis’ misspeak leaves hockey TV hosts in laughter throughout report (Video)

Kyle KeefeA studio host’s “penis” misspeak led to both hosts laughing their way through a funny postgame show segment Wednesday.

In the video above, Altitude studio host Kyle Keefe was giving viewers the rundown of plans for the Avalanche’s postgame show when he accidentally called Peter McNab “penis.” Analyst Mark Rycroft began busting up, and so did Keefe.

The two broadcasters continued through the rest of the highlights from the game, laughing their way through it. Around the 1:30 mark, they really bust up in uncontrollable laughter.

It was hard to watch that and not laugh, but when it comes to hockey broadcasting misspeaks, this is my all-time favorite.

Stick tap to Puck Daddy

Hooters ballgirl refuses to move as player chases foul ball (Video)

Hooters-ballgirl-foul-ballThe Hooters ballgirl that has been shagging balls during the Philadelphia Phillies’ spring training games this year officially went from doing too much to doing too little earlier this week. Last week, the young lady confidently fielded what she thought was a foul ball and handed it to a fan, only to later realize she had picked up a ball that was in play.

This time, the same young lady (or another young lady who looks strikingly similar) decided she was simply going to park it rather than risk picking up a live ball. The problem is she dangerously got in the way of a player who was chasing down a fly ball in foul territory. Typically the ballboy or ballgirl will stand up and grab their chair to get out of the way, but that didn’t seem to be an option here.

I don’t know if having a Hooters girl serve as a ballgirl has helped sell tickets, but I think all the players would agree at this point that the experiment has not gone well.

H/T Hardball Talk