If you haven't been paying attention this weekend, Yahoo! sports national baseball writer Gordon Edes has been filling in with Don Orsillo in the NESN broadcast booth.
Edes is the former Red Sox
beat writer for the Boston Globe before Amalie Benjamin was promoted when he left for Yahoo! Sports around this time last summer.
Known as "Gordo" he's done pretty well giving a different insight of coloring the game. During Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles
, the Affleck trivia question came up with the question being, "Who is the only player in MLB
history to lead the league in triples, home runs, and RBI in a single season?".
Orsillo gave a hint about "timing" so Gordo thought it was someone on the Orioles
. Well it turned out to be Jim Rice, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday afternoon. Rice had 15 triples, 46 home runs, and 139 RBI in 1978 where he was named the American League MVP.
Edes admitted he should have known since he was a Globie for 12 years, but also admitted that he didn't know a lot of stuff. When he didn't know something he said he'd call up the desk and ask Globe copy editors "Champ" Hoban, "Beansie" McBride, and John Carney to look up information for him.
It was the funniest thing I've ever heard on a NESN telecast and erupted into laughter and clapping.
Here's to the amazing Boston Globe copy editors who got a respectable and well-deserved shout out for all of New England to hear. There'd be no newspaper articles without them.
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