Monday, April 13, 2009

Boog was robbed!

Did y'all hear about this?

Sciambi, who also is an announcer for Atlanta Braves games on Fox Sports South and SportsSouth, was leaving Bartow Arena after the basketball game when he was confronted by a man with a gun.

The robber demanded Sciambi's wallet, testified Blake Strickland, an investigator for the University of Alabama at Birmingham police. The sportscaster said he didn't have a wallet, but handed over $500 cash from his pocket.

When the robber continued to demand a wallet, Sciambi turned over some credit cards and identification that he also was carrying in his pockets, Strickland testified.
1. Poor Boog. No one needs to be robbed.
2. Um... do regular sportcasters carry $500 in cash, or did he have after-work plans?
3. I don't want to think about that. ;)
4. I miss OKT. Her profile on LinkedIn makes it look like she and Fox have parted ways. Sad.

9 comments:

MollyG said...

Poor Boog! I go to UAB and sadly downtown B'ham isn't the safest place :(

I am kind of curious what the $500 in cash was for though...

Lauren T. said...

Molly, my friend B -- who's going to be my gameday buddy all year -- went to UAB. How long have you been there? It would be funny if you two knew each other. :)

MollyG said...

This is only my second semester there. I started out at Alabama and transferred my junior year.

I would have gone to some bball games had I known Boog was in attendance lol

CABravesFan said...

I think I will go with option #3...I don't want to know why Boog had that much money in his pocket:)

Jen said...

I'm going to buy the man a wallet. No one should have all of that stuff just floating around in their pockets.

flbravesgirl said...

Poor guy! I like Boog, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt here. Maybe it was because he was out of town? Cabs, food, etc.

Jo said...

My dad used to carry around about that much in cash all the time. He wasn't really a credit card kind of guy.

Amy V said...

Having to watch the games via the Washington feed from the West Coast made me miss the Boog. The Nats commentators are awful. Can't be easy to call those games, but it made me appreciate the Atlanta announcers. I miss them. :(

Amy said...

Eek. Though seriously, I don't want to know why he was carrying that much cash, either.