“Imagine what it would be like if he wore the pinstripes here (in New York).”
Rex Hudler, Royals TV color analyst, as he discussed how much more popular the Royals All-Star catcher, Salvador Perez, would be as a Yankee than as a Royals player, FSKC
GH: Boom! With that sentence Rex Hudler went from harmless bumbling comedic broadcaster to scorched earth outsider. A Royals broadcaster publicly dreaming about a beloved young Royals All-Star player dressed in Yankees pinstripes? Rex reached another level of dumb with this boner.
“You go ahead. You spend the rest of the night imagining that and I’ll think about something else.”
Ryan Lefebvre, in response to Hudler’s foot-in-mouth disease, FSKC
GH: Lefebvre tried (unsuccessfully) to prevent Hudler from his historically bad gaffe. The Beav twice said “NO!” while Hudler was attempting to articulate his nonsense. But dumb just can’t be cured when mixed with a microphone.
“What’s a video-machine guy? Are you saying he’s like a cartoon character?”
Ryan Lefebvre, who appeared to take some pleasure in poking fun at Rex Hudler about his lack of command of the English language, FSKC
GH: Lefebvre sounded like he wanted nothing to do with Hudler after he made an ass out of himself and alienated the Royals viewing audience. It sounded to me like Hudler’s comments gave Ryan a chance to publicly air some pent up frustration he has housed while having to work with the denseness that is Rex Hudler. Ryan used his intellect to slice Hudler into little pieces and watched them shrivel and squirm. It was a priceless moment in Royals TV the likes of which of which we rarely are treated.
“Don’t go there, Rex. Whatever you were trying to do you can’t go there. … (Rex) is kind of like that friend you bring along with you but you don’t know what he’s going to say, but he’s there and you’re just waiting for that spark to go off.”
Bob Fescoe, 610 AM
GH: And this is the guy the Royals signed to broadcast their TV broadcasts?
“Hearing Rex Hudler hint that Salvy Perez would look good in pinstripes made me want to throw up. And they fired Frank White for this guy?”
“Seriously? HUD suggested that Perez would look good in pinstripes? What a moron- more than I had already thought. Fire him.”
Robert Sigrist, @DocSig, Twitter
“Please don’t quote Rex anymore. He is now on the NoFly list after his ‘Sal would look good in pinstripes’ comment.”
Eric Clarkson, @Eric_Clarkson, Twitter
GH: Who wants to bet the Royals have Hudler make a formal apology on tonight’s broadcast? They better write it out word for word for this clown because if he is allowed to go off script he might trade Alex Gordon to the Mets.
“This is why I didn’t like the Royals going out and hiring Rex Hudler and bringing him here. He has no understanding of the fan base and he doesn’t have any knowledge of this team’s history.”
Steven St. John, 810 AM
GH: Hard to argue with that logic.
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