The press release from the Rangers states: "He will undergo an evaluation over the next few days after experiencing on-air issues in the eighth inning of Monday’s game with what Barnett believes to be the recurrence of migraine headaches.
"Rangers radio announcer Steve Busby will handle the television play-by-play duties on Tuesday and Wednesday, working with Tom Grieve. Rangers pre and post-game radio host Bryan Dolgin will join Eric Nadel on the radio broadcasts for the rest of the series.
"The Rangers will have no further comment and appreciate everyone respecting Dave Barnett’s privacy at this time."
In the bottom of the eighth inning of the Rangers' 2-1 win on Monday night, Barnett's wording turned very strange.
a.) Just one of those things, and word slippage. A guy calls that many games, they can happen. But people on the production team have noticed he has had more than a few occassions where he has said something that wasn't necessarily wrong, but not right. Just a bit off.
b.) Something medically happened to Barnett.
He said, "The go ahead run is at fifth on what Adams is insisting on calling a botched robbery."
Then he said a few words that didn't make much sense, followed by a lot of silence. But he returned for the ninth, and the post game.
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