Philadelphia Phillies‘ slugger Nick Castellanos has a history of inadvertently interrupting serious moments in broadcasts, and he added to a lengthy list of these instances on Memorial Day.
During the broadcast’s tribute to families of fallen loved ones on Monday, Castellanos hit a home run, forcing the booth to pivot to the call.
Nick Castellanos’ home run interrupts Phillies broadcast at unfortunate moment
Considering the players don’t hear the announcers on the field, it’s a strange fluke that Castellanos has managed to interrupt the broadcast in serious moments multiple times.
These incidents date back to 2020, when Thom Brennaman uttered a homophobic slur on the air. While he was apologizing, Castellanos hit a home run. The ensuing call has become a famous copypasta meme for disastrous situations:
"“I made a comment earlier tonight that I guess went out over the air that I am deeply ashamed of. If I have hurt anyone out there, I can’t tell you how much I say from the bottom of my heart I’m so very, very sorry. I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith, as there’s a drive into deep left field by Castellanos and that’ll be a home run. And so that’ll make it a 4-0 ballgame.”"
Roughly two months ago during spring training, as if once wasn’t enough. The second time was in the middle of a DUI apology on behalf of Blue Jay’s coach Pete Walker.
Castellanos has, yet again, managed to interrupt the broadcast during a serious moment. Though he likely hopes this is the last time, his bad luck seems to keep the meme going.