We live in a second-screen existence and on-air announcers are not immune from the phenomenon. ESPN’s Jon Sciambi was working the Dodgers-Angels game Sunday night in Anaheim while also sneaking peeks at the Padres-Diamondbacks 16-inning affair. That led to a classic mixup as he began to narrate the action from his phone instead of the one happening outside his booth.
A bit unusual, but it could have turned out so much worse. Imagine Sciambi offering an impassioned call of a key late-inning play happening hundreds of miles away while the listening audience became increasingly exasperated.
Actually, maybe he should start doing that as a bit to keep the public on its toes. The world could benefit from a no-rules baseball Red Zone channel.