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People Rip Joe Buck for His Call of Astros-Yankees Even Though He Didn't Call Astros-Yankees: TRAINA THOUGHTS



1.  Thanks to the NFL and FOX, Joe Buck was in Denver on Thursday night to call the Chiefs' win over the lowly Broncos instead of in the Bronx to call Game 4 of the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees.

Joe Davis, working with John Smoltz, filled in for Buck on play-by-play in Houston's 8-3 victory over New York.

Despite Buck being across the country, many viewers watching the baseball game still took to Twitter to rip Buck for his work.

Given that yours truly knows what a sh*tshow Twitter is, I fully expected this to happen and managed to pull some of the better tweets of people going after poor Joe Buck for his call of Astros-Yankees even though he did not call Astros-Yankees.

Never change, Twitter. Never change.

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3. Other than the cringeworthy "pound sand" part, I agree with this tweet 100%.

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