Adam Amin uses ‘deep drive to left’ call for Nick Castellanos homer

Adam Amin couldn’t help himself. 

As Nick Castellanos’ drive sailed well over the left-field fence, the Fox Sports play-by-play announcer completed the call with a reference to the famous Castellanos home run call by Thom Brennaman. 

“There’s a deep drive to left field in London,” Amin said before the Phillies waltzed to a 7-2 win over the Mets on Saturday at the home of West Ham United. 

It was an ode to the call during an on-air apology by Brennaman, formerly a play-by-play announcer for the Reds, back in 2020.

Brennaman, during an August game that season, was caught on live television using a gay slur.

Later on, he was apologizing to listeners when Castellanos got into one.

Nick Castellanos of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a home run during the MLB London Series game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets at London Stadium. Getty Images
Thom Brennaman’s call has lived on as a meme. AP
Adam Amin made reference to the now-infamous call. Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images

Brennaman chose to interrupt himself to make the call, saying a “drive into deep left,” before returning to his apology. 

“I made a comment earlier tonight that I guess went out over the air that I am deeply ashamed of … I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith,” Brennaman said as Castellanos launched a pitch to left field against the Royals, “as there’s a drive into deep left field by Castellanos that will be a home run and so that’ll make it a 4-0 ball game.”

“I don’t know if I’ll be putting on this headset again,” Brennaman added.

Brennaman hasn’t worked another professional sports broadcast since, and his only on-air work has been calling Roberto Clemente League games in Puerto Rico and high school sports in Cincinnati.

Castellanos finished Saturday going 1-for-4 in the win.

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