Nick Castellanos has turn out to be a very good baseball participant, incomes an All-Star nod as a starter this season as he’s sporting a league-leading .339 common with 16 house runs and 53 RBI for the Reds. He is also greatest identified by many, significantly on the web, because the man who hit a drive into deep left discipline in the midst of Thom Brennaman’s on air apology for making homophobic feedback on a scorching mic earlier than he was pulled from the Reds broadcast.
Castellanos will probably by no means shake freed from that second within the minds of many, one thing he had nothing to do with however created an enduring meme in any case. It’s been virtually precisely a yr since that second again in August 2020, a as soon as in one million second — or so we thought. On Monday, Castellanos and the Reds had been again in Kansas Metropolis, and this time it was the Royals broadcast attempting to have a severe second when Castellanos stepped as much as the plate within the high of the seventh inning.
The Royals had been paying tribute to the daddy of a member of the Royals group who handed away over the weekend, providing a eulogy to a veteran of World Battle II, when, someway, by some stroke of unusual destiny, Castellanos once more despatched a drive deep to left middle discipline, making for an eerily related second of broadcast awkwardness.
Right here is the Royals broadcast of the Nick Castellanos house run.
They had been eulogizing somebody dwell on the air when it Nick went deep to left-center discipline.
You can’t make these things up.
— ɴɪᴄᴋ ᴋɪʀʙy (@Nicholaspkirby) July 6, 2021
Because the Royals announcer notes, there’s by no means a superb time throughout a broadcast to eulogize somebody as a result of the motion on the sector doesn’t cease. Nonetheless, for this to have been one other Castellanos house run to the identical a part of the ballpark, creating the identical awkward name is staggering. The lesson at this level must be, when you’re going to do one thing severe on the published when the Reds are on the town — significantly in Kansas Metropolis — reserve it for after a Castellanos at bat.