“It’s Siri, it’s not Siri!” How Boston broadcasters had to turn off their iPhones during the game

A Boston Red Sox radio broadcaster turned off Siri, the iPhone’s virtual assistant, because of Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Jose Ciri.

“Most iPhone users know how to activate Siri,” said MLB.com, the official site of Major League Baseball. It’s called ‘Hey Siri. Unfortunately, Boston radio broadcaster Joe Castiglione found a new way to activate Siri,” the site reported.

Castiglione was calling Game 2 of a doubleheader between Boston and Tampa Bay on April 4, and in the top of the eighth inning, he said, “So runners on first and second. Still one out. The batter is Jose Ciri.” At that moment, Castiglione’s iPhone responded with Siri’s name and the broadcast booth erupted in laughter. Doug Lane, who was calling the game with Castiglione, said, “Wait a minute. Didn’t you hear something?” When Castiglione realized that his iPhone’s Siri had responded, he joked, “I wasn’t asking you a question, Siri, that’s me, not you.”

MLB.com noted, “Clearly, ‘Jose Siri,’ the name of Tampa Bay’s 27-year-old center fielder, is close enough to ‘Hey Siri.’ Maybe it was too close for Castiglione’s pronunciation,” MLB.com wrote in an amusing piece.토토사이트

In 34 games this season, the Tampa Bay outfielder is batting .239 (27-for-113) with 10 home runs, 23 RBIs and an .856 OPS. He came off the bench in the second game of the doubleheader and went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

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