The 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians is giving a bunch of long-suffering baseball fans a chance to experience something special: A broadcast not involving TBS.

Boom. Roasted.

You’d have thought I work for Fox8, the local affiliate in Cleveland. Because if you were watching the end of game one of the Fall Classic on Tuesday evening in the Greater Cleveland Area, you were all witnesses to some savage shade.

The very simple post-game ad reads, “We’d like to take a moment to thank the Cleveland Indians for their historic run. We’re also thankful the TBS announcers aren’t calling the World Series.”


In case you’ve forgotten already (and you’re a better person for it), TBS’ broadcasts during the 2016 MLB Playoffs were littered with mistakes and errors. TBS’ baseball package and schedule was already questionable but the constant chyron errors and incorrect information pushed many viewers’ patience over the edge.

Fox8’s not-so-subtle dig didn’t go unnoticed by local viewers.

It might be the best local affiliate dig at a national broadcaster since that time in 2009 when the local Detroit NBC station scorched Matt Millen while he tried to sound like he knew what he was talking about.

[Dave Movius]

About Sean Keeley

A graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse related things for SB Nation,,, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Chicago.

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