There was a minor dust up in Nats Town this past week, after FJB pointed out that Charlie Slowes dropped an s-bomb live on-air following the Nats' 2-1 heartbreaker to the Pirates on Wednesday night. Judging by some of the comments over there, you'd think Steven shot somebody: someone from WFED even asked FJB to take the post down. The idea that what Steven did was wrong by posting about it, and/or that ANYONE (Slowes, the new board op over at WFED, etc.) would be in line to lose their job over such an innocent mistake is ludicrous. Much ado about nothing.
Here at The Nationals Enquirer, we're big fans of Charlie Slowes; as a show of support to Charlie, and WFED, click here for a couple of of fantastic slip-ups by NESN color man Dennis Eckersley on last night's Red Sox/Mets broadcast courtesy of the Central Maine Sports Blog. In the first video, he clearly says "shit". In the second one, he refers to Sox reliever Justin Masterson as "Master-bait" (yes, Editor, we're misspelling the word intentionally to keep those search engines away). The difference here is that more than a just few hundred people actually heard Eck's flubs. He laughed it off. No harm done. No broadcasting careers damaged. No jobs lost.
See, Charlie, it happens to the best of 'em; Keep up the good work, okay?