Dick Bremer in 206.

There’s been a lot of discussion around COVID-19 vaccination and mask mandates recently, but one of the most poignant comments to date came from Minnesota Twins’ TV announcer (on Fox Sports North) Dick Bremer Thursday in response to a troll who criticized him for wearing a mask on air. Bremer has called Twins’ TV games since 1983, and he was not having it with a recently-created troll account that went after him for wearing a mask on-air. Here’s his response:

That troll with his eight-number Twitter username (and his “joined Twitter in December 2020” status) later deleted his initial tweet to Bremer, but it can be seen here:

A deleted tweet from Jay Gallagaher to Dick Bremer.

Good for Bremer for standing up to a troll here.

[Dick Bremer on Twitter; Bremer photo via a 2016 CBS piece]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.