Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (left) presents recording artist Psy with a jersey after the game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Al Hrabosky: The Worst Color Guy Ever

The St. Louis Cardinals Fox Sports Midwest commentator Alan Hrabosky is an idiot.

He is often annoying, occasionally he is funny, rarely is he insightful and mostly “The Mad Hungarian” is simply stupid.  His act on the air is like Elmer Fudd.

On the mound his “antics” were recreated by dopes like John Rocker.

Tonight on the air, in a middle of a gruesome game at Busch Stadium, old goofy Al with his crazy facial hair made the mistake of calling the song “Gangnam Style” Anti-American.

Then, Hrabosky had the arrogance to stick his foot further in his mouth by talking more about pop music, and declared that America made PSY rich.

Those ignorant incorrect statements made by a former Cardinals pitcher ruined some kids night.  What a shame.

Good job Al, you lied to kids, dancers, teens, parents, teachers and whoever was paying attention to the Cardinals telecast of tonights game.  The next time someone who doesn’t understand Korean hears “Gangnam Style” they could actually think that the dance song that is a hit in America, is actually anti-American.

Fiction:  Al Hrabosky is fluent in the Korean language.

Fact: “Gangnam Style” is making fun of a rich neighborhood (Gangnam) in Seoul, South Korea.

Fact:  PSY’s father is a millionaire.  The pop star was born rich.

Fact:  “Gangnam Style” is popular outside of America.

Fiction:  PSY currently makes songs against America.

Fact:  PSY made an anti-America song in 2004 after 2 US soldiers killed 2 South Korean teenagers on Yangju highway with a tank, and were acquitted in the court martial.  It is a very nasty and graphic song.

Fact:  PSY publicly apologized in 2012 for the song that he made a decade earlier.

Fact/Fiction:  Al Hrabosky NEVER listened to, sang, or danced to any song that was “Anti-American”.

Fact/Fiction:  PSY’s songs are obnoxious.

Fact/Fiction:  Al Hrabosky will make a questionable remark tomorrow when Ryu pitches at Busch.

Tonight’s PSY conversation stared while Busch III blared “Gangnam Style” and the camera panned to various happy Cards fans getting down.

It was all fun until Hrabosky couldn’t play along with Horton’s jokes.  Al ruined it and started talking smack, and he was out of his element..

To fix the problem, get Chris Duncan or someone else in the booth!  Bring in some new blood to provide something more than goofiness.

Hopefully, if St. Louis finally gets a real television contract with some real money, then maybe we can hire a real color commentator to help call the games.  We could also boost the payroll a bit and pay players like Cliff Lee.

Until a correction is made, I will watch the away feed.  Tomorrow, I will enjoy Vin Scully for the series finale, which will be a treat before the torture of the Cubbies guys.

*In contrast, I listened to former Cardinals catcher Bob Uecker tell a story about former Cards pitcher Steve Carlton, while calling the game.  Maybe we could get him off waivers?


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  • Aaron Smith

    So you’re allowed to criticize someone and state your personal opinion about them but they are not allowed to do the same?

    • Daniel Solzman

      I’m with you 100%, Aaron.

    • Thomas Demerath

      Sorry if I didn’t make this clear enough for you Mr. Smith, but Al Hrabosky didn’t state is opinion, he mislead viewers by making a false accusation. Being ignorant is very different than giving a personal opinion. Thanks for the read!

      • Aaron Smith

        So because someone makes a public apology all should be forgotten? I don’t think so, how many times have you apologized for something that you weren’t really sorry for?

        • Thomas Demerath

          Not at all Aaron. The point of the article is that the lyrics to that song that Al described as Anti-American are actually about rich people in Seoul. The fact is Al does not understand Korean so he has no business saying he knows the lyrics to a song in Korean.

  • Keith Buckner

    Hrabosky is an idiot, but Rick Horton is the most annoying announcer/color/play’by’play guy radio or television. He talks like his whole audience is 12 years old.