ARLINGTON (AP) – Texas Rangers television announcer Dave Barnett says he doesn’t expect to return this season after an on-air incident in which he gave a rambling, incoherent description that confused viewers.
Barnett said in a statement issued through the team Monday that he was taking an indefinite leave of absence for medical reasons. He didn’t elaborate.READ MORE: Texas Governor Appoints New Elections Chief Who Briefly Represented Trump In Election Challenge
During the eighth inning June 18 in San Diego, Barnett said a runner was on “fifth” base after a “botched robbery.” He then mentioned a “henchman” before the broadcast went silent for several seconds.
Barnett told 105.3 The Fan last week that he had no recollection of the incident and was diagnosed with a “complicated” migraine.READ MORE: Veteran Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Sieman Dies From COVID-19 Complications
Steve Busby will keep Barnett’s play-by-play duties. Matt Hicks has taken Busby’s place on the radio crew.
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