Video of the Day June 18, 2013
This British Baseball Commentary Is Hilariously Inaccurate

The playwright George Bernard Shaw once said Britain and the U.S. are "two nations divided by a common language." Well here's some proof.

British sketch comedy troupe The Exploding Heads created this video imagining a world in which British people who have never seen baseball before take over commentating duties for TV.

It's an absurd and refreshing look at America's national pastime, with lots of talk about rounders, the constant use of cricket terminology like "wicket" and "bowler," and the British commentator calling Yankee Ichiro Suzuki "Joseph Gordon-Levitt" a lot.

As well as fundamentally misunderstanding what's happening on the field (or is it a "pitch"?), the commentator also fails completely to read the score correctly or recognize that the fourth inning is not generally the end of the game. Funny stuff.

Via CBS Sports


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