Some of the highs and lows of watching Angels-Yankees Game 5.
Into the nervous silence that seemed to surround Angel Stadium just before the first pitch, Fox's Joe Buck said, "This crowd may need a little jolt tonight. This place is awful quiet."
If you're looking for a holiday gift for Buck, perhaps a globe? In talking about Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman, a pitching prospect, Buck referred to the place where Chapman was now living as "Angora" which is a kind of sweater. Not Angola, the country in Africa. But, wait. On second reference, it became "Andorra which is, if you don't know, a small island." Did Joe mean Anguilla? No. Finally we had the correct answer, "Andorra, a small country between Spain and France."
In the top of the fifth Fox made good use of its triple picture-in-picture-in-picture technology with a close-up of John Lackey's hands, catcher Jeff Mathis signaling and batter Melky Cabrera waiting. Tim McCarver said, as Mathis signaled, "Fastball inside here," and then, as Cabrera singled, Buck finished, "Too far inside."