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sf-fanatic
06-20-2012, 07:59 PM
AN DIEGO (AP) Texas Rangers television play-by-play announcer Dave Barnett will undergo an evaluation and miss at least two games after he gave a rambling, incoherent description of game play that confused viewers.
During the eighth inning Monday night in San Diego, Barnett said a runner was on ''fifth'' base after a ''botched robbery.'' He then mentioned a ''henchman'' before the broadcast went silent for several seconds.

In a statement Tuesday, the Rangers said Barnett would be evaluated over the ''next few days'' and miss the rest of the San Diego series. The team says Barnett believes he's had a recurrence of migraine headaches.
Los Angeles TV reporter Serene Branson was diagnosed with migraine-related symptoms after a similar on-air incident during the Grammys last year.
Radio announcer Steve Busby will take Barnett's place.

Here is the link to the rambling...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJgB9ep2-Do

homestarunner93
06-20-2012, 08:08 PM
He trippin

Jeffy25
06-20-2012, 08:10 PM
whoa

metswon69
06-20-2012, 08:11 PM
Sometime rants like that are a indication of something much more serious...

Hopefully he is ok.

sf-fanatic
06-20-2012, 08:11 PM
Was he drunk? or migraine?

It's the first time he did something like this I believe...

Carlznerson
06-20-2012, 08:14 PM
I don't think you can call it a suspension... more like a break.

popo85
06-20-2012, 08:17 PM
He's been hanging out with Ron Washington.

UofA
06-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Sometime rants like that are a indication of something much more serious...

Hopefully he is ok.

yup, kinda scary

jailedgiantsfan
06-20-2012, 08:20 PM
so the runner has stolen 5 bases and he then had a botched robbery when he tried stealing home where his henchman was not apprehended. duhh

Jeffy25
06-20-2012, 08:26 PM
Was he drunk? or migraine?

It's the first time he did something like this I believe...

It's also possible he just had a brain fart, or was confused temporarily, or was distracted and trying to keep play by play by going while not paying full attention.

We don't really know.

The Ooh Child
06-20-2012, 09:31 PM
If this was still the 1930's they would probably cut out a piece of his brain for doing something like that

Jack of Blades
06-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Was he drunk? or migraine?

It's the first time he did something like this I believe...

A lot of people think it's a minor stroke.

S.P.
06-20-2012, 09:35 PM
I wouldn't call it a suspension. A leave of absence perhaps.

dtmagnet
06-20-2012, 09:37 PM
This can be signs of something like alzheimers or dimensia (sp?) really hope it isn't though for his sake.

Young2Kinsler
06-20-2012, 10:02 PM
That was tough to listen to. Really hope Dave is ok, but I will say I love Busby as his replacement.

fadedmario
06-20-2012, 10:16 PM
hahaha - wow - lay off the booze brother..

Wrigheyes4MVP
06-21-2012, 12:45 AM
Omg...that was crazy

nicegoing
06-21-2012, 12:47 AM
That is very strange. A stroke perhaps?

Dr Cyanide 28
06-21-2012, 01:05 AM
def has all the characteristics of a minor stroke. very scary stuff

Dr Cyanide 28
06-21-2012, 01:10 AM
Aphasia perhaps as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia

Halladay
06-21-2012, 01:19 AM
Sounds like a stroke

iam brett favre
06-21-2012, 01:23 AM
:laugh:

Tragedy
06-21-2012, 01:25 AM
Scary stuff. Hope he's alright.

iam brett favre
06-21-2012, 01:27 AM
Kinda feel like a dick now that I know its a medical thing..but oh well. Feel free to laugh at me if I ever do this on TV.

sf-fanatic
06-21-2012, 06:23 AM
Kinda feel like a dick now that I know its a medical thing..but oh well. Feel free to laugh at me if I ever do this on TV.

:down:

Yankee Clipper
06-21-2012, 07:12 AM
lol.

Pinstripe pride
06-21-2012, 07:45 AM
cocaine is a hell of a drug

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adab
06-21-2012, 09:28 AM
Just listened to the Youtube post. He wasn't slurring his words or screaming incoherently. Seemed rather calm. I'd hate to think it was something serious, but it does cross my mind. Hope I'm wrong and that there's a less severe reason.
Those of you who say it's drugs or alcohol should be ashamed of yourself. What hapened to due diligence? How old are you? 5? My 10 year old is far more mature than you. GROW UP!

MotownWebGuy
06-21-2012, 10:35 AM
I wonder if Nolan Ryan head-locked Barnett earlier that day :confused:

Get well Dave!!