(Karl Ravech speaks) "Let's go to the Rays war room where Erin Andrews is waiting."
"Thanks, Karl, I'm here in the Tampa Bay war room and it seems that their goal today is to pick players who are good at baseball."
"You think they can pull it off?"
"Honestly, Karl, I have no clue who these people are they're talking about?"
"So, you have as much information as you do during a game telecast."
"That's about right, Karl."
"OK, now let's go talk to Peter Gammons who is with Theo Epstein."
"Karl, let me tell you the names of 150 prospects I know. I put them in alphabetical order."
"Maybe not, Peter, let's go talk to the Oakland war room where Joe Morgan and Billy Beane are arguing with each other. Pedro Gomez is reporting."
"Karl, actually Billy Beane went some place else. It's actually Michael Lewis who is arguing with Morgan. It's been going on for about two hours and Morgan hasn't noticed the difference despite Lewis producing three dozen photos of himself with Tabitha Soren as well as three different book jackets."
This could be the most exciting opportunity to listen to information come out of a speaker phone since the late 1970s when we would all huddle around the TV to watch "Charlie's Angels" and listen for John Forsythe as Charlie Townsend to tell us what the nominal plot for the show would be that week.
Thanks to Philip Michaels and bhsportsguy for the tip.