Max Scherzer is just trying to give an interview with the booth here but some knucklehead behind him in the dugout won’t let him be. All throughout the interview, Scherzer has to endure a veritable shower of sunflower seeds.
At around the two minute mark the sunflower-tossing culprit is revealed to be pitcher Anibal Sanchez. Great job Sanchez, ruining an otherwise compelling interview with Max Scherzer. He was about to give us some profound insights about the art of baseball, but you had to turn the whole thing into a comedy bit.
Don’t even get me started about the shameful waste of sunflower seeds.
Actually, I think Anibal Sanchez may be trying to make a point here with his wacky anarchist sunflower seed assault. That point being? In-game interviews are stupid and annoying.
The only way these interviews ever become entertaining is when some guy starts getting stuff thrown at him by a bored teammate. Otherwise it’s the same dry, generic banter.
Why do broadcasts insist upon inflicting this stuff on the viewer? What ever happened to just calling the game?
Did Harry Caray need in-game interviews to make a game interesting? No. If the game got dull, he just popped open another Budweiser and said some names backward. And we loved it.
These interviews do nothing but increase the boredom. Stop it already.