FOX should fire the executive who thought it was a good idea to put “comedienne” Sarah Silverman in the broadcast booth with Tim McCarver and Joe Buck for a half inning during tonight’s Red Sox-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium.
I mean it’s bad enough I have to listen to McCarver and Buck. Silverman’s musings are about as pleasurable as having your gall bladder disintegrate.
During her shtick, Silverman brought up the late Dock Ellis, the late Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher who once threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD. She said she thought it would be a great idea to disseminate LSD to big league pitchers. To Buck’s credit, he wasn’t having any of it and moved the proceedings forward. Thankfully, Silverman’s act came to a merciful end when Yankee outfielder Brett Gardner grounded out to Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to conclude the inning.
However, to be fair to Silverman, I did think it was a bit silly for FOX to bleep her use of the word “Masshole.” For those of you who are unfamiliar with this vernacular, “Masshole” is a term of affection residents of New Hampshire (Silverman was born there) use mostly to describe Massachusetts liberals who have moved to the Granite State so they do not have to pay state income tax.
Still, it doesn’t change the fact that Sarah Silverman isn’t funny.