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John Sterling's Ichiro home run call

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    As noted on New York Mag's website, you can't really say it's racist. It's just so, so stupid. I know Sterling makes a habit of sounding stupid, but he might have set himself a new low here.

    "Ichiro, the Yankees' rising sun, says 'sayonara' in the second deck in right."

    Get it? Because he's Japanese?

    However, I have no idea WTF rising sun means in that context.
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Rising son, he means.
    But Ichiro was a rising star a long time ago.

    Still can't believe New Yorkers put up with Sterling's act. Demand someone good!
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    A 38-year-old hitting 60 points below his career average is a "rising son"?

    Wow. That call is even dumber than I thought.
  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    MankyJimy prolly blew a nut when he heard it.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Anyone who insists on scripted home-run calls completely misses the point of live broadcasting, which is all about spontaneous reaction and commentary. Sterling is a buffoon.

    Even worse, he's a highly paid buffoon. God must have a sick sense of humor. :p
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Hacky, but nothing he should get in trouble for...
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    So this. I can't believe listeners in the NYC market put up with amateur hour crap out of the Yankees' crew. By comparison, the Mets' crew sounds like Masterpiece Theatre.

    I've tired to listen on XM a few times, but the Yankees are right there with the Astros and Milo Hamilton on the unlistenable scale.

    For that matter, the Red Sox radio crew isn't that much better. With a few exceptions, it seems the baseball radio gets better as you travel west. Most of the Western Division crews in both leagues are decent to great.

    Most of the bad crews are in the two Eastern Divisions.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Either that, or Sterling must have some compromising pics of George locked up in his desk drawer.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Milo Hamilton is so much better.

    Sterling is the absolute worst. Just the worst.

    It really is an embarrassment that he calls the game.

    There are plenty of people who will be loyal soldiers/homers, but will at least call the game better.
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Dave O'Brien is pretty good, although he'd probably be a better fit on their TV crew.

    Sterling never used to be this bad with the scripted calls. I found Sterling/Kay listenable.
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    That doesn't even make the top 5 stupid Sterling HR calls.

    That is worse than "An A Bomb for A-Rod"? How about, "It isssssssss high. It isssssss far. It isssss caught."? Or, "Jorgy juiced one"? (Posada)? Or how about, "The Melk Man delivers." (Melky Cabrera)? Or, "It's a thrilla, from Godzilla" (Hideki Matsui)? Or, "The Giambino" (Jason Giambi)?

    You get the idea. I haven't listened to a Yankees game on the radio in ages, but hearing that, even worse than the call was Susan Waldman's shrill voice piping in right afterward.

    What a disaster.
  12. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    They have to be, by far, the worst radio tandem out there. It makes the YES crew look respectable.
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