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Detroit Tigers: Five Closed Captioning Disasters

DETROIT, MI - MAY 23: Detailed view as a Fox Sports reporter holds a microphone prior to a game between the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins at Comerica Park on May 23, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Marlins won 5-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 23: Detailed view as a Fox Sports reporter holds a microphone prior to a game between the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins at Comerica Park on May 23, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Marlins won 5-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Born Across Ohio

Closed captioning is an equal opportunity offender when it comes to names, but it does seem particularly flummoxed by Latin-American players. It’s an understandable flaw — the systems are trying to turn every utterance into English text — but it’s pretty embarrassing to see some of baseball’s brightest young stars have their names butchered. On the other hand, we do get some inspired nonsense, like Four Hey About A Facil, which is…almost Spanish? But then Jack Morris’ words are turned into a stunning insult: Born Across Ohio. Shudder.

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