Late during Fox’s Game 5 telecast, the network whipped out that nifty little graphic that it uses whenever teams have gone an obscene amount of time without winning a championship.
Things we learned about the world we lived in when the New York Giants won the 1954 World Series:
The top TV show was “I Love Lucy.”
Eisenhower was president.
A postage stamp cost 21 cents, or something like that.
And no major league team existed west of the Mississippi River.
Wait, what was that last one again, Joe Buck? Last time I checked, St. Louis is actually WEST of the Mississippi. You know, that stream of water that separates if from East St. Louis. Also, the Cardinals have played there since 1892.
But hey, Americans don’t have a very good grasp of geography or history, so I guess that mistake might be excusable… if Joe Buck didn’t grow up IN ST. LOUIS. Dude, I know you didn’t make the graphic, but perhaps the light bulb in your head could have noticed that the idiot who did doesn’t know where the hell your hometown is.
(And yes, it speaks to how bad this World Series was that our only related content on the site regards this gaffe).