The Wisconsin branch of FSN North brought Telly over just before the 2009 season, and he made an early impression in an interview with Eric Arnett, the Brewers' No. 1 draft pick that year.
Hughes' microphone cut out halfway through the segment, followed by some nervous shuffling until the broadcast finally cut away to something else.
It was probably something more interesting, like a sausage commercial or that FSN show where a couple guys go fishing, or anything else at all.
After they fixed the technical difficulty and came back to the interview, Telly wished Arnett the best of luck with his career and said he hopes it will go better than the first half of their interview.
As of June 13, 2010, Arnett is two years into his minor league career and has a 0-11 record and 5.93 ERA. So yeah, his career is going better.
Now Telly can be seen bothering players before, during, and after Brewers games.
He is often visibly nervous while talking to the athletes, and many of them either hold back laughter and/or just laugh at him as he struggles through his own questions.
As one message board member, Irongland, put it on the site Canis Hoopus(whatever the hell that is), "I thought (Davey) Nelson might have been the worst Brewers analyst that I've heard and then Telly Hughes came along. Jesus H those two are awful."