Video: Tim McCarver Does Not Know How Many Letters are in "Strike"

By Riley Schmitt

Tim McCarver is well known for being kind of a dimwit.  His announcing tends to point out the obvious or butcher some basic understanding of sport.  In tonight’s game, I think he may have set a new personal low.

After a strike out to end the top of the 7th, McCarver uttered a soon to be famous phrase.  “It’s a five letter word.  S-t-r-i-k-e.”

Oh Tim.  You goofball.  Everyone knows there are SIX letters in strike, not just five.  McCarver later owned up to this mistake, but I’m sure it’s going to be talked about for a long time.

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