There was, however, one guy who didn’t like it and he shared his salty feelings about on live TV.
Phillies announcer Ben Davis was not impressed at all with Lindor throwing a bouncing ball to first to get out a runner who had no chance of getting back to the bag in time. Davis spoke about the play with the tone of someone who had just seen something really awful happen.
Nothing awful happened, though. It was a fun moment!
The NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcast didn't care for how Mets star Francisco Lindor tossed the ball to first base on an easy double play.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) June 1, 2023
"I'm not a big fan. Be a little bit more professional about it."- Ben Davis ⚾️🎙️ pic.twitter.com/W8LrDF0mJz
MLB fans crushed him for it:
In addition to being incredibly stupid to be offended by this, the funniest part may be his complaint about Lindor needing to be “more professional” as a player on the team he broadcasts for essentially walks to second base 😂😂 https://t.co/gz1Mstitho— Real Name, No Gimmicks (@CarsonAMerk) June 1, 2023
Bunch of crybabies https://t.co/YfDhB7D2mb— brian III (@b32020) June 1, 2023
LMFAOOOOO cry https://t.co/C1OPzSszKN— 🔥 𝕛𝕦𝕝𝕚𝕖 🔥 (@juliefalbo) June 1, 2023
In 2023: let’s be offended by how Lindor got the ball over to first for a double play.— Shukri Wrights (@ShukriWrights) June 1, 2023
How incredibly freaking stupid to get riled up over this 🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/IunqhRpvNb
I personally believe sports would be better if commentators enjoyed the sports they called— Joseph Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) June 1, 2023
What is this, man https://t.co/25Ssuvu2Ff
he got the out who cares man if he rolled it, granny shot it, windmill pitched it, it’s still an out 😭 https://t.co/t6fZ8OgkNO— Jordan Cicchelli (@jordancicchelli) June 1, 2023
Isn’t Ben Davis the guy that bunted to break up a no hitter?😂 https://t.co/y7AguTgUJ7— Doug Meyer (@NebGradDubDub) June 1, 2023
This type of commentary is what keeps pushing new fans away https://t.co/RhpLqtSJpO— Gregory Parchment (@GregParchment) June 1, 2023