Congratulations, ESPN. Your announcers have no idea if standing up for cancer is a good idea or not.
During the latter stages of Monday night’s Home Run Derby, ESPN’s insufferable Chris Berman and John Kruk were caught on a hot mic wondering if they should “Stand Up To Cancer” with the rest of the Minnesota crowd.
“Should we stand?” asked Berman.
“Yeah, we gotta stand,” responds Kruk.
It should be noted that Kruk himself is a cancer survivor of 20 years, which makes the whole scene even more awkward.
It seems as though ESPN goes out of its way to make the event an awful television production by putting Berman front and center to be ridiculed by all. A substantial rain delay certainly doesn’t help either.
But ruining the “Stand Up To Cancer” moment?
Nice going, fellas. Way to scar the one good part of the event.