Al Michaels gets Mike Trout’s team name wrong
Al Michaels doesn’t appear to have watched much baseball in the last 20 years.
During the second quarter of Super Bowl LII, NBC showed some of the celebrities who were in attendance in Minneapolis for the big game. One person they showed was two-time AL MVP Mike Trout, who is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan.
When NBC showed Trout, Michaels said that the outfielder played for the “California Angels.”
Al Michaels: "Mike Trout, the great California Angel…" https://t.co/WdrCHamXKJ
— Douglas Pucci (@SonOfTheBronx) February 5, 2018
If that sounds a little off, it’s because the Angels haven’t had that team name since 1996. They were known as the Anaheim Angels from 1997-2004; the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2005-2015; and they’ve been the Los Angeles Angels since 2016.
While that was embarrassing, it’s not like we haven’t seen much worse.