Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hi, Hello And Welcome: Part Seventeen (Austin Kearns Edition)

Lexington, Ohio is an actual place (it exists and stuff).

From Wikipedia: Lexington is a village in Richland County in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Other things's learned about Lexington, Ohio: As of 2000, the makeup of the village is 97.17% White (shocking, I know). Also, former Michigan State basketball participant Jamie Feick once called Lexington, Ohio home (in fact, he may still call Lexington home - Wikipedia was pretty vague.)

For whatever reason there was no mention of Austin Kearns being a Lexington, Ohio native. And I have a pretty good idea why...

Because Austin Kearns was born and raised in Lexington, Ky! And anyone who is remotely familiar with the Cincinnati Reds knows this. George Grande, on the other hand, does not. Somehow.

He mentioned Austin Kearns and Lexington, Ohio three or four times before being corrected in between innings. This is almost as funny as the Ford Tundra incident. Or the time he butchered the pronunciation of Todd Portune's name.

George Grande, your Reds television announcer since 1993!

-Brad Spieser (