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Red Sox Broadcast Airs Video Of Metrodome Implosion That Never Happened

Yesterday’s NESN broadcast of the Red Sox-Twins game featured a mid-game interlude of the announcers discussing their memories of the dear, departed Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. It also featured video of the Metrodome being imploded—something that never happened.

The video NESN aired is of the implosion of Seattle’s Kingdome in 2000. Stranger still, the video was digitally edited to add a roof and other elements of the building that did not exist when the Kingdome was blown up:


Here’s what that same frame looked like on the original live broadcast in 2000:

What the hell is going on here?

Update (3:10 p.m.): Several people tweeted at us that the video NESN aired was actually a Hawk Harrelson dream sequence. That sounded impossible, but we found it. From the White Sox broadcast of a game against the Twins on August 11, 2013:


h/t to Ryan

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