Despite that, Tigers fans would get to see all five of their guys during the pregame introductions. For many watchers (I'll include myself in this group), this is the best part of the All-Star Game. The game itself can be hit or miss, with memorable highlights often a rarity. But you'll always get to see the players representing your team and city — even if it's just the obligatory spot that every team gets — when the camera follows the All-Star reserves down the first or third base line and introduces them to the rest of the country.
That is, unless the public address announcer screws up the introduction.The look on Cabrera's face says it all, really.
Somehow (maybe a mix-up of paperwork, distraction, or some other unknown reason), FOX announcer Joe Buck skipped from the Cleveland Indians right to the Seattle Mariners on the American League roster. That led to the embarrassing visual of Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera — one of the best players in baseball — tipping his cap to the crowd as Buck announced, "From the Seattle Mariners, Felix Hernandez."
"What is happening? Who did he just call me? King Felix isn't to my left, he isn't to my right. He's further down the line! You just skipped over six teams! I'm embarrassed for both of us, Joe Buck! That kind of gaffe deserves some applause!"
Unfortunately, Buck wasn't quite done screwing up his introduction of the Tigers' All-Star contingent. Perhaps still disoriented from a bonehead error made in front of a capacity crowd at Chase Field and national TV audience on FOX, Buck seemed to almost forget introducing Valverde. He said "and" before saying Verlander's name, implying that he was the last of the Tigers to be introduced. Nope, he had one more, which he quickly remembered. read the whole story click hereThis practice of replacing the regular team PA Announcer with "the network guy" has to stop. Please someone use an ounce of common sense, sometimes it's even a once in a lifetime opportunity for a local, regional guy/gal to jump on the national stage and show his/her chops. Let us have our moment in the Sun, just once?