The Announcer’s Jinx gets LA Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto with a call of a No-Hitter before the game and see what happens on the first pitch:The Ultimate Jinx and “The Jim Jinx” are worth looking at too

Dodgers star latest victim of announcers jinx
from Larry Brown Sports, with Steve DelVecchio, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

Los Angeles Dodgers star Yoshinobu Yamamoto is off to an excellent start in his first MLB season, but the star pitcher has already experienced the dreaded announcer jinx.

Yamamoto entered Tuesday night’s game against the Miami Marlins having thrown 15 consecutive scoreless innings. As the right-hander was warming up before the top of the first inning, MLB Network studio announcer Greg Amsinger ridiculously declared a “no-hitter alert.”

“Don’t take this the wrong way, but we are already a no-hitter alert,” Amsinger said. “Yoshinobu Yamamoto, before he throws a single pitch tonight against the Miami Marlins, we have a no-hitter alert. Enjoy what could be a no-hitter from Yamamoto.”

Then, on the very first pitch of the game, Marlins lead-off hitter Jazz Chisholm blasted a home run to right-center field. You can watch the entire sequence.

Amsinger was obviously messing around by predicting before the game even began that Yamamoto could throw a no-hitter, but the announcer is definitely taking the fall for that lead-off homer. Though, it was hardly the most costly announcer jinx we have ever seen.

Yamamoto settled in nicely and ended up getting the win. He allowed five hits and two earned runs over eight innings, and the Dodgers won 8-2. Yamamoto is now 4-1 on the season with a 2.79 ERA.

**********The Ultimate Announcer’s Jinx***********
ESPN announcer had ultimate jinx before walk-off home run at LLWS
from Steve DelVecchio at Larry Brown Sports, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

California won the Little League World Series on Sunday in dramatic fashion, and the team from El Segundo might want to thank ESPN’s Karl Ravech for the assist.

Ravech delivered the ultimate announcer jinx just before Louis Lappe hit a walk-off home run to lift California to a 6-5 win over Curaçao. When Lappe stepped into the batter’s box, Ravech noted that Curaçao had not allowed a home run in the entire Little League World Series. Lappe then homered on the first pitch.

The home run was the fifth of the LLWS for the 6-foot-1 Lappe, so it makes sense that he would be the first player to hit one against Curaçao. But those who believe in the announcer jinx might feel Ravech helped the United States capture its fifth straight LLWS title.

We know NFL kickers are not fans of the announcer jinx, but it worked in El Segundo’s favor there.

++++++++++And Don’t forget the JIM Jinx++++++++++
Jim Nantz burns Lions kicker with classic ‘announcer’s jinx’
by Larry Brown at Larry Brown Sports:

Jim Nantz drew attention on Thursday for all the wrong reasons.

Nantz and Tony Romo called the Week 12 Thanksgiving game between the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills. Late in the third quarter, the Lions were down 19-14 and setting up for a 29-yard field goal attempt. That’s when the announcer’s jinx came into play.

Nantz, without hesitation, noted that Lions kicker Michael Badgley was perfect on the season.

“Do not talk to me about the announcer’s jinx,” Nantz said defiantly. “Michael Badgley has not missed a kick all year. Field goal or PAT.”

Of course, Badgley proceeded to miss the kick.

“Lions fans, I apologize,” said Tony Romo.

Badgley entered the game 6/6 on field goals and 12/12 on extra points. And then he missed an easy 29-yard kick against the Bills. Go figure.

Blame Nantz if you want, but he’s not the one who missed the kick.