Veteran announcer grabs ball from Duke and screams, “I’LL DO IT MYSELF!”
PITTSBURGH - After weeks of watching the Pirates once-promising pitching staff falter, former starter and current color analyst Steve Blass suddenly left the booth during the top of the fourth inning during Zack Duke’s last start.
Although the rest of the broadcast team originally thought that he might be ill, they soon saw him charging the mound and accosting the surprised Duke. After delivering a verbal lashing, Blass then grabbed the ball from Duke and said, “Like this! Geez! I’ll do it myself!”
Blass then went on to finish the game striking out six and allowing only one hit.