ESPN really messed up with its broadcast decision for Tuesday night’s San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers game.
ESPN was televising the game nationwide and had Jessica Mendoza as analyst with Dave Flemming doing game for game. But there was a huge problem: Mendoza had a terrible audio connection and sounded terrible.
Flemming explained that Mendoza’s audio equipment melted due to the excessive heat on the west coast. Mendoza appeared to be televising from a poor quality telephone line.
The poor audio quality was unprofessional and inferior. The reaction on Twitter reflected this reality.
These Jessica Mendoza tweets are killing me
It is live from:
The international space station
A submarine in the middle of the ocean
A cup attached to a string inside a tunnel
A 1996 Nokia
A telephone booth making a collect call
Her flip phone in a basement
– ð (@luxorioustyles) June 30, 2021
Is Jessica Mendoza calling the game from the International Space Station?
– J (@ J_river1) June 30, 2021
– Derek (@ derekdavis26) June 30, 2021
This is the phone that Jessica Mendoza is calling from for this Dodgers-Giants broadcast on ESPN pic.twitter.com/6YpdmOQOCY
– Matt Vazin (@mattvazin) June 30, 2021
I think Jessica Mendoza calls this game Dodgers-Giants using the USS Johnson radio. Only on ESPN!
– Brice Ortiz (@ BriceOrtiz6) June 30, 2021
– ð¨ð¦Nessð¨ð¦ (@newyorknessy) June 30, 2021
Just when I thought ESPN’s baseball programming couldn’t be worse, is Jessica Mendoza streaming from her cell phone ??? Are you serious right now @espn ???
– B. Honda (@ dabbyduck24) June 30, 2021
This ESPN broadcast from Giants-Dodgers is ridiculous. Jessica Mendoza looks like she is commenting in color from inside a phone booth. There must be a better way.
– AJ Katz (@ajkatztv) June 30, 2021
– Mike Crawford (@CrawCAA) June 30, 2021
ESPN should never have put Mendoza on the air sounding like that. A producer or director should have made the call now to authorize it. The result is that they made Mendoza look like a joke. It’s a bad reflection of her and the company, and a decision should have been made at a higher level to prevent it.