Oct 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Allen Craig (21) is tripped by Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (16) during the ninth inning and would score on an obstruction call to win game three of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Cardinals won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Fox’s Tim McCarver tries to explain obstruction call in World Series, fails miserably (Video)


Look, I’m sure Tim McCarver is a really nice guy. He has that loveable grandfather feel about him, but goodness he is like nails on a chalkboard to most. Thankfully, his run at Fox Sports is just days away from ending as most baseball fans can’t stand McCarver’s announcing style.

Not only does McCarver speak to you as if you’re a child who’s never seen a baseball game, but he often goes off on strange, confusing tangents like you’ll see below.

McCarver was attempting to explain the obstruction call that ended Game 3 of the 2013 World Series and this is what he came up with:

I’m going to assume you’ll need a transcript of that, so, here you go:

“A lotta rules that either imply directly or indirectly that umpires’ decisions, uh, often, or, an, an umpires’ judgement often, uh, it’s an umpire in this particular case thinks obstruction, a guy in, a guy obstructed and impeded a guy going to the next base, he could call it, otherwise, no call.”

Man, how I’m going to miss that.

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Tags: Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals Tim McCarver World Series 2013

  • Shneevels

    You’re mean. I hope people are more gracious with you when your turn to be old comes…..even though you won’t deserve it.

  • swingmaster

    Why was not obstruction/interference called on the first baseman blocking the runner hand from getting to the base with his right foot…just look at where Napoli is playing, means he planned before hand to put his foot infront os the base in the base path as more and more fielders are starting to do this – hopefully soomer or later umpires are gonna catch on and start calling this action on defenders…!