But former New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez was pretty hard on himself after messing up a reference while calling Sunday’s New York Giants-Seattle Seahawks game.
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When Seattle’s Jason Myers’ field-goal kick was deflected but still good, Sanchez said of the ball’s trajectory: “Chuck Knoblauch knuckleball, what the heck?”
Knoblauch, as you may recall, had a 12-year MLB career, including four with the New York Yankees. However, he was a second baseman, not a pitcher (though his throws looked like knuckleballs at times). Sanchez corrected himself later in the broadcast, explaining that he meant Tim Wakefield.
Here’s what he had to say about his mistake via The Big Lead:
“He’s laughing because he says, ‘You thought it was bad, I mean, Sanchez dropped a knuckleball and he wanted to say Tim Wakefield, what an idiot.'”
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During his 19-year MLB career, Wakefield spent 17 years pitching for the Boston Red Sox.
The Giants lost to the Seahawks, 27-13, on Sunday. This week, New York will be his farewell.
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