Angels radio broadcast falls for fake Gerrit Cole story about providing Macbooks for 600 children if he threw more than 2 innings last night
Damn. You really can’t trust anything that’s said on the internet anymore. People are getting exposed almost on a daily basis these days. Stephen A. Smith has been sacked live on ESPN multiple times, the Markelle Fultz quote from the other day still hasn’t been confirmed, and now we have the Angels radio broadcast falling for a New York Porch Sports story about Gerrit Cole.
Last night, the New York Yankees were playing in Detroit. Gerrit Cole allowed two runs and a career-high five walks in just over one inning in the Yankees’ 4-2 win at Comerica Park. Yankees skipper Aaron Boone removed Cole from the game, and a few tweets popped up about his performance and the implications it held.
Satire account New York Porch tweeted the following:
“Gerrit Cole promised an underprivileged school he’d donate 600 Macbooks if he went over two innings tonight. The Yankees ace went 1.2.”
I mean obviously that’s a joke. Pretty funny actually. The problem came when someone in the Angels radio broadcast booth thought that was a real story and gave that information to the guys on air, who then discussed how unfortunate that situation was during the game later that night.
The internet remains undefeated. People really need to start double and triple checking their stories before using them during broadcasts or television shows. The more times people fall for the fake stores, the more we’ll get. The internet is already confusing enough and I certainly have no idea what’s real or fake anymore. Doesn’t look like it’s going to get much easier either.