WATCH: MLB All-Stars Really Didn’t Like Talking to Fox’s Joe Buck in the Middle of the Game
Fox and Major League Baseball have tried, in recent years, to come up with out-of-the-box ideas to spice up the All-Star Game — which has struggled to draw the TV audience it once did. For one, there was the ill-fated attempt to give the game some stakes, with home field advantage in the World Series going to the winning league.
Another such gimmick? Miking up the players, and having them talk to the broadcasters during the game. But when one of the broadcasters is Joe Buck, having players chat with him might not be the greatest idea — as they don’t seem to like the Fox broadcaster very much.
In the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night’s game, Buck spoke with Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout. And Trout made no effort whatsoever to hide his annoyance with the Fox broadcaster. At one point, Trout straight up called Buck out for a subpar query.
“I get the sense you…actually have fun when you come to the All-Star Game,” Buck said — as you can see in the video above.
“Come on, now,” Trout replied. “That’s a bad question.”
“No, it’s not!” Buck said.
“Yes it is.”
Then, later in the game, Buck went full Buck when he tried to play cool guy, and needle Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper following a routine catch.
“I could’ve caught that Bryce,” he said, sarcastically.
Harper overlaughed, and looked as though he was utterly peeved by the comment.
“I bet you could’ve,” Harper said.
The Harper interview concluded with another cringeworthy moment when Buck asked Harper if he could see the catcher’s signs from 300-plus feet away.
Fans picked up on the players’ disdain.
Mike Trout roasting Joe Buck for asking bad questions the all-star game is lit
— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) July 18, 2018
“Come on now, that’s a bad question.” – @MikeTrout mic’d up live to Joe Buck when asked if he has fun at the All Star Game. TROUT YOU ARE A TREASURE. ?
— Alexa Datt (@AlexaDatt) July 18, 2018
Mike Trout is so sick of talking to Joe Buck lmao
— Kent (@RealKentMurphy) July 18, 2018
I think Bryce Harper hates Joe Buck and I love it
— Bengalvin Johnson (@BengalDesigns) July 18, 2018
Joe Buck interviewing Bryce Harper is the most uncomfortable on field moment since Vic Morrow hit that kid in Bad News Bears
— Franzke & LA (@FranzkeLA) July 18, 2018
Bryce Harper is tired of Joe Buck and it’s only been 2 pitches
— Ryan Dunbar (@RyanDunbar_) July 18, 2018
Watch the awkwardness above, via Fox.
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