Oakland A’s Announcers Compare Struggling Team’s Season To A “Worn-Out Country Music Song”

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It is hard to argue against the fact that the Oakland Athletics baseball team is having a disastrous season.

They currently have the worst record in all of baseball at 6-25, it was announced that the team would move out of Oakland, California into a new stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, and they apparently have even had a possum problem in their opposing team’s broadcast booth.

It really can’t get much worse for the Athletics in Oakland (for now), and it seems that the dreariness of the season is beginning to wear down on the team’s broadcasters.

Play-by-play announcers Ken Korach and Vince Cotroneo were calling a game between their Oakland squad and the Cincinnati Reds last week when they finally reached a boiling point.

The A’s should have easily locked up the win in the 9th inning, but an unfortunate stroke of misfortune caused Oakland to lose the lead.

The team was one out away from walking out with a win over the Reds when a broken-bat ball was hit off of the first base bag and continued down the foul line, allowing for two runners on base to reach home and take the lead.

Ken Korach, who has called games for the A’s for 25 years (poor guy), had finally had enough and had this to say as the game finished up:

“This season for the A’s is turning into like a really bad, cliche-ridden, worn-out country music song on steroids.”

His broadcast partner Vince Cotroneo laughed and added:

“Yep, that’s one way to put it.

Lost the dog, lost the girl.”

The hilarious commentary, which caused country music to catch a stray, can be heard below:

I’ve never heard a sport be compared to a really corny, terrible country music song (or really any genre), but I absolutely love the comparison. Which makes me think…

Top 5 really bad, cliche-ridden, worn-out country music songs? Let’s do it.

5) “Body Like a Backroad” by Sam Hunt
4) “This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line & Luke Bryan
3) “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts
2) “That’s My Kind of Night” by Luke Bryan
1) “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line

A lot of Florida Georgia Line on that list, and there could have been even more. I’m sure other people have their own respective cliche, repetitive, shallow country songs, but I’ll stick with my list.

You can really just insert any overplayed “pop country” song into the list and it should be fine. And I’m not sure what’s more painful: Listening to these songs, or watching the struggling A’s…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock