Most folks got to this yesterday, but around 3pm my boy got all of the Hot Wheels out and made a big parade in the hallway with them and, well, that was pretty cool, so I played too. Anyway:
A new report by the Justice Department’s inspector general finds that a lawyer for the U.S. Marshals Service arranged for the Marshals Service to provide a private escort for the limousines of Fox’s star broadcasters, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, after two World Series games at Fenway Park in 2007.
The report also found that the lawyer, Joseph Band, had arranged for a US Marshals escort for Buck and colleague Troy Aikman, the former Cowboys star, after a January 2008 NFL playoff game in Tampa.
People were generally outraged or snarky about this, and frankly, I don’t understand why. Look: none of us like Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, but facts are facts, and the relevant fact here is that Thom Brennaman is a heartbeat away from broadcasting the World Series, and I find that to be a terrifying proposition. Put Buck and McCarver in an armored car if you have to, just don’t give me Thom Brennaman in October.
(thanks to Melissa Danielson for the link. See guys, Sara and Blaze aren’t the only two women reading this blog, so for cryin’ out loud comb your hair, pull your pants up and act respectable for once in your lives)