The Philadelphia Phillies’ star is still unbeaten when it comes to sabotaging on-air apologies
Nick Castellanos is known not only for his on-field dominance, but also for his uncanny ability to sabotage any on-air apologies. His is the real-life equivalent of a Twitter joke.
Of course, Castellanos destroyed Thom Brennaman’s on-air apology in 2020 for uttering a homophobic slur.
Brennaman was in the process of apologizing for remarks he thought he was making in private during a commercial break, but which were actually broadcast on live television.
Regardless, there was no reason why he said what he did, and Brennaman was fired soon after.
“Because Castellanos has a drive into deep left field…” The rest, as they say, is history.
Last season, during an on-air eulogy for a 96-year-old veteran who had passed away—the father of a Royals employee, no less—Castellanos hit a home run.
Here is the Royals broadcast of the Nick Castellanos home run.
They were eulogizing someone live on the air when it Nick went deep to left-center field.
You can not make this stuff up.
Credit to @hjodoyle for the tip. pic.twitter.com/iA2grIKY61
— Nick Kirby (@Nicholaspkirby) July 6, 2021
Nick Castellanos meme: Another on-air apology botched by the Phillies’ star
This wasn’t really an on-air apology; rather, it was the Blue Jays broadcast highlighting current pitching coach Pete Walker’s apologies after he was arrested for DUI.
Nick Castellanos earned his first hit in a Phillies uniform while the Blue Jays’ broadcast was discussing pitching coach Pete Walker’s DUI. You can’t make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/RsKV2cyz8T
— Ben Brown 🌻 (@BenBrownPL) March 27, 2022
With Castellanos going up to bat, you’d think producers would avoid such situations. Rather, they continue to put the baseball gods to the test, and Castellanos continues to deliver.
The fact that this was Castellanos’ first hit as a member of the Phillies only adds to the hilarity. It was his first appearance in spring training.
Castellanos is unstoppable.