Monday, April 19, 2010

Baseball Captioning

The closed-captioning on the Yankee Stadium scoreboard recently changed AJ Burnett's name to A.J. Burning Net, Curtis Granderson became Curtis Grapdersson and Brett Gardner was translated as Dwreg Gardner. In a warning about balls and bats leaving the playing field during warmups, "warmups" became warm yums.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

While the mistakes are always humorous, as a broadcast and CART captionist, I can attest to the difficulty of the job - especially sports captioning. However, I have never done sports captioning, because it scares me to death. When the announcers are speaking 225+ wpm, including the names, you are bound to make some mistakes. I'd like to see the things he/she got right. =)

Love your blog, though.