Friday’s Mashup: Los Angeles newscasters try out awful Boston accents for World Series

Lucy Burdge
October 26, 2018 - 6:35 am

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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Boston at LA Dodgers, 8:09 p.m. (Fox, WEEI-FM 93.7)
NBA: Golden State at New York, 7:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Washington at Sacramento, 10 p.m. (NBATV)
NHL: Winnipeg at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Los Angeles newscasters thought it would be funny to get people on the West Coast ready for the World Series to move out there by trying out their best/worst Boston accents. And it went about as well as you would expect.

Jimmy Kimmel compiled all of the attempts at the accent into an absolutely cringe-worthy montage.

I could only watch about four seconds of it.

Boston newscasters were smart enough to not even attempt something like this:

-- The people of Los Angeles are also preparing for the World Series by ridding the area of anything that reminds them of the rival city.

The signs on ten Boston Market stores in the area have become “Los Angeles Market” stores, as the “Boston” has been covered up with “Los Angeles” banners.

The first banner went up on a store in Burbank before Game 1 and on game days, employees wear blue and white to support the Dodgers.

Tim Hartmann, the restaurant’s vice president of marketing, said people in Boston don’t mind the banners, as it is all in good fun.  

“We’ve heard from people on the East Coast and in Boston who are taking it good-naturedly and enjoying the excitement around what’s happening in the baseball world,” he said.

The banners will come down after the World Series is over.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Saved it, probably, honestly. It’s been a blessing. Yeah, kind of changed my whole life type of deal. It was a huge blessing.” -- Kyle Van Noy, on Bill Belichick’s impact on his career

 

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