Thursday, October 25, 2012
Video: Tim McCarver confuses Barry Bonds with Barry Manilow
San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito has been pitching pretty well in the postseason. So well in fact that fans are taking notice despite a rough go of it for him in recent seasons. They let their feelings be shown with a good round of "Barry!" chants during Wednesday's Game One of the World Series at AT&T Park.
The crowd was reacting to a run-scoring single by Zito in the bottom of the fourth. FOX commentator Tim McCarver made a statement that it was a sound Zito hadn't heard much of around these parts lately. After a brief pause, broadcast partner Joe Buck then added this little reference:
"They used to say it for somebody else around here," Buck said.
The person who he was referring to was none other than baseball's all-time home run king, Barry Bonds. However, McCarver either didn't catch that or is pulling the leg of everyone watching the game on Fox.
"When Barry Manilow was playing in a concert," Manilow said in response to Buck.
Buck then quickly shot back: "Or Barry Bonds."
Via USA Today.