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FizzCast: Shroff on “Shitty Field” Slip

Listen to the FizzCast with Anish Shroff

In this era of a breathing, heaving blogosphere impatiently waiting to imbed a YouTube video on its site, Anish Shroff’s innocuous gaffe became internet mainstream.

The ESPNews anchor melded “Shea Stadium” and “Citi Field” on-air during a Mets-Cards highlight and mistakenly called it, “Shitty Field.”

Anyone who has been to Flushing recently knows – the team itself is definitely shitty. The stadium, however, definitely not.

The SU grad and FizzCast regular spoke to D.A. about the slip that made him sports blog king for a day.

“I called the Mets, it’s a beautiful ballpark, it’s a great organization. My superiors hinted at calling and I kinda agreed with them. I told them, ‘unintentional slip up.’ But it’s funny how some people take these things. I didn’t even know I said it. If I realized it, I would have said something at the time. I had no idea.”

How much grief have you gotten?

“ESPN, we end up on Deadspin enough. I wish I could say, ‘I meant to do this.’ I can’t go back in time. You just have to live with it, laugh about it.”

We couldn’t let him go without a 2010 SU football preview.

“Why did we fire Paul Pasqoloni? The consensus was, ‘we shouldn’t be a .500 team.’ This is a team that should be competing for a conference championship. Now, we’re talking about ‘if only we can go .500!'”

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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