Mets' Rosario overheard clearing his throat on Nats radio broadcast

Chris Lingebach
May 17, 2019 - 4:53 pm

As the Nationals were hacking their way through New York's lineup Wednesday, Mets shortstop Amed Rosario was hacking up a lung.

With Patrick Corbin pitching to Michael Conforto in the top of the fourth, Rosario was getting ready in the on-deck circle.

Thanks to the immaculate mic placement by Nationals Radio engineer Jack Hicks – which allows you to hear the crisp, clear crack of the bat on every pitch on FM radio – Rosario was picked up perfectly as he cleared his throat nearby. Nats play-by-play announcer Dave Jageler didn't skip a beat.

Take it away, Jags...

"Fifth strikeout for Corbin, first since he got Michael Conforto in the second inning. And here is Michael Conforto."

Rosario loudly clears his throat.

Jageler, chuckling, continues: "Amed Rosario clearing his throat as the pitch is ripped foul down the right field line. The 'Jack of all Things' with the Amed Rosario mic stationed perfectly. Sounds like he might be a little under the weather! Maybe the allergies? Can we get a cough switch on that thing, Jack?"

Nothing like the sound of some good lung butter!

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