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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Bert Blyleven wants to do it over

Minnesota Twins color man added a little too much color to a recent Twins-Yankoffs broadcast when he dropped several F-bombs during the opening game preview (Video below):

(Washington Post) MORE TIME FOR BLYLEVEN : Twins commentator Bert Blyleven was suspended for an additional three telecasts for using two profanities during a live pregame segment he thought was being taped.

The team, Fox Sports Net North and WFTC Television said in a joint statement yesterday that Blyleven will not work games Saturday and Sunday against the Tigers and the Sept. 17 game at the Indians. He will return for the Sept. 11 game against the Athletics.

Blyleven also was suspended Tuesday and yesterday for games at the Devil Rays.

The former Twins right-hander uttered the words after slipping up during Sunday's segment, which he thought was being taped rather than broadcast live. He apologized to viewers during the first inning of the Twins-Yankees game in New York on Sunday.

"We all make mistakes," said Mike Diamond , FSN North vice president and GM. "Bert would never do this intentionally. Having said that, there are consequences for our actions, and we feel this is an appropriate consequence."
Blyleven again apologized.

"I want to make sure that everyone knows that I fully understand and accept this suspension and am very much looking forward to getting back in the booth to concentrate on the team's late-season success."

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