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John Sterling Got a Couple Things Wrong While Calling a Casey McGehee Double Last Night

And by that, we mean he got pretty much everything wrong. Here's what actually happened on the play in question: Casey McGehee hit a ground ball that hopped over the third-base bag and was immediately called fair by the third base umpire. The ball then banked off the short wall in foul territory in front of the left-field stands and was played by the Tigers left-fielder, who threw it back into the infield. That's not quite how Sterling called it, though. First, he called it a swing-and-a-miss. Then he called it a fly ball down the line that went foul. Then he said that the ball "must have kicked in the seats for a ground's rule double" — though he said this shortly after mentioning that the ball had already been thrown back into the infield. Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton had some fun with this on their show this morning, and audio of the call — along with their commentary — can be heard below. Our favorite part is how confused he is that McGehee is not only running to second, but staying there.

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