Adventures in Texting

April 23, 2010

A few nights ago, I was watching the Mariners game on FSN Northwest. Former Mariner Jay Buhner was a guest commentator on the broadcast. I loved Jay as a player, but he’s not so good in the booth. At one point, his explanation of a poor umpire call was, “They’re human beings, too.” And describing the secret to Ichiro’s success, Buhner revealed that “he just knows how to hit.”

I had my iPhone with me when they put up a trivia question on the screen and invited viewers to send guesses/answers via text. The correct answer was “B”, so I decided to play along. And that’s when the adventure began. Here’s a screenshot so you can watch along as it happened.


The moral of the story: If you text the word “stop,” you could cancel stuff that you haven’t even signed up for. Oh, and there’s no human being on the other end of some text conversations. Now you know.


  • Reply Todd Mintz April 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    It might have been Jay Buhner texting you back…I heard his texting skills are as good as his broadcasting skills…

  • Reply Matt April 25, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Hey – you may be on to something there, Todd. Hadn’t thought of it like that. 🙂

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