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Rex Hudler thinks the moon is a planet

May 14, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

“That’s no moon . . .”

“Actually, Rex, it totally is.”

From the Rockies-Royals game last night:

I feel like Hudler’s best defense here is to go all Kruk on everyone and say “Look, lady, I’m not an astronomer. I’m a really, really bad broadcaster.”


  1. pipkin42 - May 14, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Darn you to heck for making the Star Wars joke right at the top of the post, thus preventing ME from making the Star Wars joke.

    That’s why you get paid the big bucks, I suppose.

  2. Jack Marshall - May 14, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Well, to be fair to Rex the Wonder Dog, Rin Tin Tin thought the moon was a planet too.

  3. asimonetti88 - May 14, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    but if the moon were made out of spare ribs… would ya eat it?

  4. yahmule - May 14, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    One curious thing about broadcasting is the number of people in that profession who are bad at talking. Seems a bit counterintuitive to me.

  5. rbj1 - May 14, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Well we did used to think Pluto was a planet, but then the rules changed.

    • RickyB - May 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      You heard about Pluto? That’s messed up.

    • [citation needed] fka COPO - May 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM


      Neil degrasse Tyson: You can’t have a category of one. So we reclassified Pluto to go along with other icy bodies
      Stephen Colbert: You sent Pluto upstate to play with the rabbits. Don’t worry kids, Pluto’s in a better place now!

      • paperlions - May 14, 2014 at 1:07 PM

        Assuming that was the justification, that is silly. There are all kinds of categories in different classification that have only one member in the category because of their distinctness. No one says, “Well, we can’t have a category of one so we reclassified that species to be in a different genus.”

        When, not if, another body is discovered that would have fit into Pluto’s category, then that category would have had multiple members.

        I don’t really care what Pluto’s status is…but that logic for a classification system (especially for a system that will classify things not yet discovered) is 12 kinds of weak.

      • yahmule - May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

        There are actually a handful of other “icy bodies”, (which sounds more like a Rodney Dangerfield punchline) or dwarf planets in similar orbits to Pluto. The choice was reclassifying Pluto or winding up with 10-12 planets. They made the right decision and Pluto doesn’t care.

      • [citation needed] fka COPO - May 14, 2014 at 3:15 PM

        I paraphrased it. Now you’re going to make me rewatch his interview with Colbert. And btw, I’m sure there are far more technical aspects as to why he and his group reclassified Pluto, but it was a response to a high school audience’s question. To be continued:

      • [citation needed] fka COPO - May 14, 2014 at 3:19 PM

        Start at 56:50, I got the general discussion right. But again, I’m not arguing with an eminent astrophysicist about the universe.

  6. happytwinsfan - May 14, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    There’s more than a few governmental office holders who think that the earth revolves around the moon and is six thousand years old.

    • tellyspop - May 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

      Or the earth revolves around the sun.–abc-news-topstories.html

      • tellyspop - May 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM

        Oops, sun revolves around the earth! Yikes!

    • 18thstreet - May 14, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      “I’m not a scientist, man.” — Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), presidential candidate, member of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and the Subcommittee on Science and Space.

      • yahmule - May 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

        “Where the **** did all this water come from!?”

        ~Marco Rubio in the near future

      • Kevin S. - May 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        “I thought I drank it all responding to the SOTU!”

  7. yahmule - May 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    “M-O-O-N. That spells baseball! laws yes, Rex Hudler knows that!”

    • commonsenseisnotcmonman - May 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      Love it, The Stand was my first thought too.

    • Jack Marshall - May 14, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      A reference to “The Stand”! Bravo!

  8. ptfu - May 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Use the Farce, Rex.

  9. sportsdrenched - May 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Now seems like a great time to remind the Nation that Frank White was fired to bring this guy in.

  10. DelawarePhilliesFan - May 14, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Ahhhh, the dangers of trying to make sure there is not so much as 1 second of dead air. You rush to say anything

    • The Rabbit - May 14, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      Nah..Rex Hudler is terrible all the time. He’s want-to-stick-icepicks-in-my-ears awful.
      The Angels’ gain by terminating him is now KC’s loss.
      He will never be mistaken for HarryK or Whitey.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 14, 2014 at 1:45 PM

        Agreed. To be clear, that comment was not meant to imply Rex is not a poopie-head

  11. mikhelb - May 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Classifications are weird in anglo countries, for example continents, in anglo countries America is divided in three continents: northamerica, central america, southamerica, but in the rest of the world it is known as one whole continent.

    Same for counting, there are far more countries where billions are one million millions, but anglo countries decided they would call a thousand millions, billions.

    What to expect in that regard from places that refuse to adopt the “metric system” and still uses Farenheit, inches and ounces?

    • Kevin S. - May 14, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Nobody refers to Central America as its own continent. It’s often quoted as a separate geopolitical grouping from Canada, the US and (sometimes) Mexico, but North America is one continent, from Alaska to Panama.

    • lanflfan - May 14, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      Get your facts straight: two continents, North America and South America. If you are going to mock something, at least get it right.

      A billion is simply shorter to write and speak than a million millions. I also think it is easier to understand.

      You can have my Farenheit, inches and ounces when you pry them out of my cold, dead hand.

      • historiophiliac - May 14, 2014 at 5:54 PM

        Dang the excesses of the French Revolution!

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