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2012-06-21 09:13:57 AM
Heard the tape of that yesterday, it reminded me of that female reporter a couple of years ago.
 
2012-06-21 09:15:41 AM
Shoulda clicked link first, there she was.
 
2012-06-21 09:18:44 AM
Wow, that's actually really scary to hear live.
 
2012-06-21 09:19:08 AM
Texans ESPN fans report hearing no difference
 
2012-06-21 09:22:13 AM
This makes me think F.P. Santangelo is a victim of multiple strokes.
 
2012-06-21 09:23:01 AM
Josh Hamilton's OPS is .810 with runners on 5th.
 
2012-06-21 09:31:23 AM

MugzyBrown: Josh Hamilton's OPS is .810 with runners on 5th.


It would be over .900 if the henchman hadn't robbed him.
 
2012-06-21 09:34:26 AM
Things like this always remind me what an amazing organ the brain is, and how complicated tasks that we utterly take for granted -- such as composing a sentence -- actually are. Notice that everything about his speech is normal including rhythm, intonation, and grammatical structure, except for the word substitutions. The substitutions are even the right parts of speech, just the wrong words. How specific is that?

/Still no explanation for the Fark Politics tab
 
2012-06-21 09:35:10 AM
In the Dallas area, it's being reported as caused by an extreme migraine that he was trying to fight through. This is according to colleagues who have spoken to Barnett yesterday. Of course, everyone around him immediately thought "stroke" and they got him to the hospital. Whatever the cause, I hope he gets better soon.
 
2012-06-21 09:40:27 AM

Khellendros: In the Dallas area, it's being reported as caused by an extreme migraine that he was trying to fight through. This is according to colleagues who have spoken to Barnett yesterday. Of course, everyone around him immediately thought "stroke" and they got him to the hospital. Whatever the cause, I hope he gets better soon.


So did they just get him out of the booth and his partner finished the game?
 
2012-06-21 09:41:15 AM

tnpir: MugzyBrown: Josh Hamilton's OPS is .810 with runners on 5th.

It would be over .900 if the henchman hadn't robbed him.


Mike Adams is insisting the robbery was botched though.
 
2012-06-21 09:42:26 AM

CommiePuddin: Khellendros: In the Dallas area, it's being reported as caused by an extreme migraine that he was trying to fight through. This is according to colleagues who have spoken to Barnett yesterday. Of course, everyone around him immediately thought "stroke" and they got him to the hospital. Whatever the cause, I hope he gets better soon.

So did they just get him out of the booth and his partner finished the game?


No, he came to about 20 seconds after the crew cut off the mike, and then finished the rest of the game without incident. He's taken the last couple of days off though.
 
2012-06-21 09:47:09 AM

Minarets: CommiePuddin: Khellendros: In the Dallas area, it's being reported as caused by an extreme migraine that he was trying to fight through. This is according to colleagues who have spoken to Barnett yesterday. Of course, everyone around him immediately thought "stroke" and they got him to the hospital. Whatever the cause, I hope he gets better soon.

So did they just get him out of the booth and his partner finished the game?

No, he came to about 20 seconds after the crew cut off the mike, and then finished the rest of the game without incident. He's taken the last couple of days off though.


Ah. I wasn't aware he finished the broadcast. They gave the impression on sports radio that they got him to a hospital quickly. I missed the game, so I didn't catch the aftermath. They really should have gotten him to a hospital for evaluation right then.
 
2012-06-21 10:05:55 AM
This sort of think happens to Susyn Waldmen all the time. She should really get that checked out.
 
2012-06-21 10:14:24 AM
It's clear to me that the chemically dependent murderer Josh Hamilton was at it again. We can only hope Barnett's son didn't witness this in the same manner as the poor young boy who had to watch his fireman father being led to his death.
 
2012-06-21 10:14:56 AM
Way to be current there, Fark.
 
2012-06-21 10:17:56 AM
 
2012-06-21 10:31:46 AM

Nana's Vibrator: It's clear to me that the chemically dependent murderer Josh Hamilton was at it again. We can only hope Barnett's son didn't witness this in the same manner as the poor young boy who had to watch his fireman father being led to his death.


Jesus...that's just mean.
 
2012-06-21 10:35:23 AM
Why would Houston football fans give a sh*t about a Dallas baseball team?
 
2012-06-21 10:41:05 AM
This is an interesting change from listening to Chris Wheeler and me having a stroke.
 
2012-06-21 10:43:08 AM
Someone better check up on Tim McCarver then. He speaks gibberish all the time.
 
2012-06-21 10:43:52 AM

IAmRight: Why would Houston football fans give a sh*t about a Dallas baseball team?


A chance to root for a team that may actually win the game,

just saying /// ;)
 
2012-06-21 11:13:27 AM

IAmRight: Why would Houston football fans give a sh*t about a Dallas baseball team?


Aspiration for the downtrodden population of Houston?
 
2012-06-21 11:18:48 AM

IAmRight: Why would Houston football fans give a sh*t about a Dallas baseball team?


For the same reason that all the trees in DFW lean to the southeast--Houston sucks.

/runs
 
2012-06-21 11:20:41 AM
Maybe he fell asleep at the mike. I know I've heard weird things from sleeping roommates, and have said weird things myself when I'm barely conscious.
 
2012-06-21 11:34:33 AM
A very, very derison to you, Mr. Sportscaster guy.
 
2012-06-21 11:47:34 AM

MugzyBrown: This is an interesting change from listening to Chris Wheeler and me having a stroke.


farking Wheels, the brain surgeon responsible for the Phillies "keys to the game".

One time, it was definitely:

NICE NEW BALLPARK
BASEBALLS SHOULD BE HIT BY BATS
 
2012-06-21 11:56:17 AM
farking Wheels, the brain surgeon responsible for the Phillies "keys to the game".

One time, it was definitely:

NICE NEW BALLPARK
BASEBALLS SHOULD BE HIT BY BATS


I loved the Flyers Keys to the Game this year, especially the end of the season/playoffs when they hadn't had a lead in the first period for like 20 games in a row.

There were several times the opponent would score so fast, the keys to game would come up after they were losing 1-0 and it would say: Good Start or Score First
 
2012-06-21 11:56:36 AM

Uncle Pooky: Way to be current there, Fark.


I blame the heavy bertations.
 
2012-06-21 11:57:23 AM

MugzyBrown: This is an interesting change from listening to Chris Wheeler and me having a stroke.


Chris is a really good guy. He tries hard all of the time.
 
2012-06-21 11:59:30 AM
My god the humanity, bertations and terentasings everywhere!
 
2012-06-21 12:06:40 PM
I lived at 183 and 360 in a studio apartment for awhile in the 90's, I was basically flat broke all the time. I had money for a little booze (not on Sundays though) and $6 cheap seats at Rangers weekday games.

Watching Rick Helling pitch would give anyone a stroke. Or at least a sore neck.
 
2012-06-21 12:17:24 PM
I grew up listening to Harry Caray, so this is bringing back a lot of nostalgia.
 
2012-06-21 12:30:02 PM
I was watching the game when this happened. I was also, surprisingly, Farking at the time. So I heard what he said, but I was just thinking that he was referring to something that happened earlier when I wasn't paying attention. There was no mention of it on the air, so if you were only half paying attention to the announcers, you could've easily glossed over it.

IAmRight: Why would Houston football fans give a sh*t about a Dallas baseball team?


It's like rain on your wedding day
 
2012-06-21 12:36:36 PM

Di Atribe: It's like rain on your wedding day


And watching the Houston Astros is like having 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.

/or something
 
2012-06-21 12:44:12 PM

Di Atribe: was watching the game when this happened. I was also, surprisingly, Farking at the time.


It's probably a good thing you capitalized this word, else I'd have to declare pics or it didn't happen.

/ducks
//wink
 
2012-06-21 12:44:34 PM

Doc Daneeka: Someone better check up on Tim McCarver then. He speaks gibberish all the time.


McCarver must be setting some sort of world record for the longest stroke.
 
2012-06-21 12:47:20 PM

Khellendros: In the Dallas area, it's being reported as caused by an extreme migraine that he was trying to fight through. This is according to colleagues who have spoken to Barnett yesterday. Of course, everyone around him immediately thought "stroke" and they got him to the hospital. Whatever the cause, I hope he gets better soon.


Migraines can do that-- they're not just really bad headaches, which are excitations of the pain-sensitive structures surrounding the brain, but are rather bouts of unexpected neural activation and depression within the brain itself, often spreading throughout and beyond a single region, be it from the occipital lobe (when sufferers experience visual auras) through other lobes or centres of the brain or some other path-- there's no universal pattern or cause, so far as has been concretely identified. There's usually pain, often nausea, sometimes an aura of one sort or another, and so on. Aphasic symptoms like his aren't terribly common, but neither are they exactly unique.

But given how rare migraines are in men (something like 3 out of 4 adult migraine sufferers are women), there's no such thing as a truly common presentation. Every so often, the results of a migraine resemble the effects of a stroke, without the blood-loss and risk of permanent damage. Still worth seeing a neurologist, of course, which I assume he has done by now.
 
2012-06-21 01:08:39 PM

Killer Cars: Di Atribe: It's like rain on your wedding day

And watching the Houston Astros is like having 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.

/or something


And then there were the days when watching the Astros gave you epilepsy:

i.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-06-21 01:18:39 PM
I used to watch Cubs games when I lived in Indiana, mostly because of Harry Caray. He was a riot. he would be wasted by the 7th inning.

In one game, he was so smashed he kept referring to Ken Caminiti as Scott Kamieniecki during an Astros/Cubs game.

The kicker is that Kamieniecki played in a DIFFERENT league... for the Yankees, actually. And, Caminiti was a Third baseman, Kamieniecki was a pitcher. And, this was all before interleague play.

/RIP Harry
//RIP Ken
 
2012-06-21 01:39:00 PM

Killer Cars: Di Atribe: It's like rain on your wedding day

And watching the Houston Astros is like having 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.

/or something


No one is going to trust you with anything sharp, you spoon hoarding freak!
 
2012-06-21 01:39:20 PM

xpisblack: Migraines can do that--


Interesting. I never really knew that. I knew migraines were different than regular headaches, but not much else. So it's kind of like an electric short? You sound smart. Are you a wizard?


tnpir: It's probably a good thing you capitalized this word, else I'd have to declare pics or it didn't happen.


Hahaha I wish it was a filterpwn. But alas, let's be real here... if THAT were going on, there's a pretty good chance I wouldn't be watching baseball. ;)

/ducks can't wink
//because they're ducks
 
2012-06-21 01:41:29 PM

xpisblack: Khellendros: In the Dallas area, it's being reported as caused by an extreme migraine that he was trying to fight through. This is according to colleagues who have spoken to Barnett yesterday. Of course, everyone around him immediately thought "stroke" and they got him to the hospital. Whatever the cause, I hope he gets better soon.

Migraines can do that-- they're not just really bad headaches, which are excitations of the pain-sensitive structures surrounding the brain, but are rather bouts of unexpected neural activation and depression within the brain itself, often spreading throughout and beyond a single region, be it from the occipital lobe (when sufferers experience visual auras) through other lobes or centres of the brain or some other path-- there's no universal pattern or cause, so far as has been concretely identified. There's usually pain, often nausea, sometimes an aura of one sort or another, and so on. Aphasic symptoms like his aren't terribly common, but neither are they exactly unique.

But given how rare migraines are in men (something like 3 out of 4 adult migraine sufferers are women), there's no such thing as a truly common presentation. Every so often, the results of a migraine resemble the effects of a stroke, without the blood-loss and risk of permanent damage. Still worth seeing a neurologist, of course, which I assume he has done by now.


My mom would get them and be bedridden for hours at a time - excruciating pain, light sensitivity, nausea, the whole kaboodle. She quit having them after menopause, fortunately. Now, my little sister gets them, unfortunately.

I was lucky that I never inherited that from her; however, I do suffer from what my doc calls "occular migraines". I seriously thought I was going blind when it first happened, just a jagged circular neon-light pattern in my right eye (always a neon-teal and fuscia [sp?] color), and it interferes enough that I have to pull over if I'm driving.

Absolutely no pain though, so I got that going for me...

I thought Dave might have "came to" in between the "botched robbery" and "henchmen" remark - like he realized what he said about the robbery, and maybe was trying to tap-dance his way out of the comment. Scary stuff - Dave's a nice guy and a great announcer. Hope it turns out to be of no consequence.
 
2012-06-21 02:00:36 PM

xpisblack: Migraines can do that-- they're not just really bad headaches, which are excitations of the pain-sensitive structures surrounding the brain, but are rather bouts of unexpected neural activation and depression within the brain itself, often spreading throughout and beyond a single region, be it from the occipital lobe (when sufferers experience visual auras) through other lobes or centres of the brain or some other path-- there's no universal pattern or cause, so far as has been concretely identified. There's usually pain, often nausea, sometimes an aura of one sort or another, and so on. Aphasic symptoms like his aren't terribly common, but neither are they exactly unique.


The worst part is feeling like somebody is trying to push a knitting needle through your eye. From the inside.

Fortunately I haven't had one since my teens when I figured out that chocolate triggered them. Unfortunately, I also haven't had chocolate since my teens.
 
2012-06-21 02:03:48 PM
Is that what happened to Shannon Sharpe?

Or Phil Simms?
 
2012-06-21 02:26:41 PM

rufus-t-firefly: Is that what happened to Shannon Sharpe?

Or Phil Simms?


I guess, if they had a migraine 10 years ago and never recovered.
 
2012-06-21 03:03:16 PM

Di Atribe: Interesting. I never really knew that. I knew migraines were different than regular headaches, but not much else. So it's kind of like an electric short?


Sort of, but many of the specifics are still a bit controversial. Hormones seem to be a factor (which is why chocolate, which contains anandamide, a neurotransmitter connected to oestradiol, is so often identified as a trigger), and that might explain the gender split. But neurologists still argue about it and can't reach consensus about much beyond the most commonly observed activation patterns and the normally resultant inflammation.

So, yeah, kind of like an electrical short, I suppose, only with more randomness and drugs and hormones and brains. So more like a blind teenage zombie with neurosyphilis, a fork, and access to a huge circuit breaker.

Di Atribe: Are you a wizard?


What gave me away? Was it the eldritch acrostic incantations I tend to hide in my comments, or something about my wand and robes?

czetie: The worst part is feeling like somebody is trying to push a knitting needle through your eye. From the inside.


Some folk'll pay good money for that, I hear. Not much repeat business, though, I suppose...
 
2012-06-21 03:21:31 PM

xpisblack: So, yeah, kind of like an electrical short, I suppose, only with more randomness and drugs and hormones and brains. So more like a blind teenage zombie with neurosyphilis, a fork, and access to a huge circuit breaker.


So I was close, is what you're saying? I'm one step closing to being a brain scientist!


xpisblack: What gave me away? Was it the eldritch acrostic incantations I tend to hide in my comments, or something about my wand and robes?


Oh shiat there were acrostics!? BRB decoding.... damn, you ARE a wizard!
 
2012-06-21 05:01:53 PM

xpisblack: Sort of, but many of the specifics are still a bit controversial. Hormones seem to be a factor (which is why chocolate, which contains anandamide, a neurotransmitter connected to oestradiol, is so often identified as a trigger), and that might explain the gender split. But neurologists still argue about it and can't reach consensus about much beyond the most commonly observed activation patterns and the normally resultant inflammation.


I remember reading that constriction of certain blood vessels was also involved... but this was twenty years ago. Did they discard that theory?

The other thing I remember from before I identified my trigger (which is chocolate -- did I mention the multi-decade absence of chocolate from my life?) is there used to be migraine-specific OTC meds for it. I remember one in particular that had two drugs, one to take when you felt a migraine coming on, the other if the first didn't prevent it. Nowadays it seems that OTC migraine pills are basically extra-strength Tylenol plus caffeine. What happened there?

/Masturbation is also supposed to relieve some symptoms. This is really true.
 
2012-06-21 05:54:29 PM

Joe_diGriz: MugzyBrown: This is an interesting change from listening to Chris Wheeler and me having a stroke.

Chris is a really good guy. He tries hard all of the time.


Have you noticed that Tom McCarthy has started twitching a lot recently? Wonder if he has a medical condition...
 
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