Bill Walton calls a White Sox game and Twitter is stoked

first_imgMORE: Best classes of rookie pitchers in post-strike era Bill Walton is performance art/self-parody whenever he’s broadcasting a game, and it turns out that’s the case regardless of the sport he’s observing.The basketball commentator tried his hand at baseball Friday night, working with White Sox play-by-play man Jason Benetti in Anaheim, Calif. It was about what you would expect, if you’ve watched Walton do his hardwood shtick.  It appears that MLB Twitter was smitten with the tie-dyed one:if you’re thinking “eh, how crazy could the Bill Walton White Sox broadcast be? I probably don’t need to tune in” —- well, my goodness, you are missing out on something very silly and very special— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) August 17, 2019GO. GO. GO. pic.twitter.com/jP7E75ant9— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 17, 2019This is the most lit broadcast ever. We’re screaming after foul balls. pic.twitter.com/YOnZgHd2Jl— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) August 17, 2019Please put Bill Walton in every single baseball booth ever for the rest of time.pic.twitter.com/KBu9BqKdr2— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 17, 2019Bill Walton: “Trout? He’s good. Did you have the salmon for dinner?”I’m not going to live-tweet everything Bill Walton says, but I’m also not going to *not* do that. pic.twitter.com/dFNLjlOq1g— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 17, 2019Bill Walton is making baseball fun again pic.twitter.com/Y7pbl9PwVD— Red Line Radio (@RedLineRadio) August 17, 2019Baseball Basketball🤝Bill Walton being gold in the booth(via @NBCSWhiteSox)pic.twitter.com/2yspewImrn— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) August 17, 2019Undisputedly the greatest analyst of all time… This dude could call underwater basket weaving & im ALL IN @BillWalton 👊 https://t.co/9RrGVefHki— Eric Byrnes (@byrnes22) August 17, 2019A simple transcript of this broadcast would be one of the most entertaining baseball books ever. https://t.co/VFKdc46cPU— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) August 17, 2019Bill Walton did not disappoint calling @MikeTrout’s homer. 😂 pic.twitter.com/w1a7T7aysr— MLB (@MLB) August 17, 2019Someone hire Billy Walton to do baseball, like yesterday. This is amazing. https://t.co/5eseOZqolC— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) August 17, 2019For the record, Benetti didn’t walk into this situation cold; he worked a college basketball game with Walton on ESPN at the Maui Invitational last November.Aloha. pic.twitter.com/sBVSMabifr— Jason Benetti (@jasonbenetti) November 20, 2018Still, Walton’s regular ESPN partner, Dave Pasch, offered moral support just the same:Spending the rest of the night in prayer for @jasonbenetti and the entire @whitesox fan base. pic.twitter.com/D7jYoFg3C9— Dave Pasch (@DavePasch) August 16, 2019Thank you. https://t.co/oNnRi4k7YW— Jason Benetti (@jasonbenetti) August 17, 2019last_img read more

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