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Reds' Nick Castellanos hits house run throughout on-air memorial: 'By no means a good time to eulogize somebody'

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Royals play-by-play announcer Ryan Lefebvre realized the onerous manner Monday night time there’s by no means a very good time to eulogize somebody throughout a dwell broadcast. He additionally realized that Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos has horrible timing with regards to house runs.

Lefebvre within the high of the seventh took time to memorialize George A. Gorman, a World Struggle II veteran and father of Twenty sixth-year Royals tools supervisor Pat Gorman. George Gorman died Saturday on the age of 96.

Sadly for Lefebvre, Castellanos delivered a solo house run on the primary pitch of the inning — his seventeenth of the yr — interrupting him and forcing him to name the play (which knotted the sport 2-2) as an alternative:

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“Pat, similar to his dad, went to (the College of Kansas), additionally went to Bishop Ward Excessive Faculty … there is a drive into deep-left heart area,” Lefebvre mentioned. “And there is by no means a good time to eulogize somebody in the course of the broadcast. So we apologize for the timing.”

To his credit score, Lefebvre instantly completed memorializing George Gorman, giving his condolences to Pat Gorman and his household. Shortly after, he once more mentioned Castellanos’ house run, his first hit of the day:

“Nicely, Castellanos was 0 for two with two strikeouts in opposition to Mike Minor curveballs his first time up,” Lefebvre mentioned. “And that slider did not fairly slide sufficient — seventeenth (house run) on the yr.”

This isn’t the primary time Castellanos has had dangerous timing when hitting house runs: He additionally hit one in August 2020 as announcer Thom Brennaman of Fox Sports activities Ohio was apologizing for utilizing a homophobic slur on a sizzling mic. Coincidentally, Castellanos’ house run then additionally got here in opposition to Kansas Metropolis.

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