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Classic John Sterling: Does it Get Any Better?

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I recently talked about the charm of the Yankees WCBS 880 broadcast team: John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. A recent game-ending call by Sterling is making it rounds across the internet and Bob’s Blitz has it for us. Is this not classic Sterling? Does it get any better?

The Charm of John and Suzyn

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

I decided to do something different for the Yankees-Rays Opening Day game by listening to a couple of innings of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WCBS 880. The due referred to as “Ma and Pa Pinstripe” by Bob Raissman of the Daily News, is always under fire. They are obvious homers, very un-fundamental in […]

Watch: John Sterling Talks About His Home Run Calls

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Great interview that I found via Bob’s Blitz. Sterling says he has a “big fat mouth” and “big fat head.” I couldn’t agree more. There is also a great story about how the Red Sox pitchers actually imitated his home run call in September. You also get to see Mike Francesa uncut; not quite as […]

What Is the Yankees Future on WCBS 880?

Monday, October 10th, 2011

If you didn’t get a chance to hear the Yankees post-game (post-mortem) show on WCBS 880 Thursday night, Suzyn Waldman used the word “hopefully” when she mentioned seeing “everyone” for the first spring training game of 2012. Now as everyone knows, the Yankees contract with WCBS 880 is expiring, and with that, the contracts of […]

Is Robinson Cano Establishing Himself as the Best 2B Ever?

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Is Robinson Cano positioning himself to be the best second baseman in the history of baseball? It was a topic discussed yesterday on WFAN. He certainly is the best second baseman in the game today. Three straight years of a .300+ batting average, two straight years of 100+ RBI, and a gold glove makes that […]

Will Yanks Like Inge, Pepsi Porch, Senior Saviors, 50 Amazin Years, Vance Worley

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The Tigers designated Brandon Inge for assignment last night. Inge has struggled this season hitting only .177 with a homer and 17 RBI. Since I live in Smithtown, Long Island I could swear I heard cheers coming west from Manhasset. Why? Because WFAN’s Mike Francesa has talked about “liking Inge a lot” on his radio show. He […]

Yanks Need More From Jeter, Unfair Deal, What If, #5,000

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

It’s all Jeter all the time this morning. There is no need for me to throw out a larger than life narrative about Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit. With HBO in the building putting the finishing touches on his story, they couldn’t have scripted a better performance. Not only did they get the 3,000th hit on a […]

Selig Doctrine, Major League, A Night With John and Suzyn

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports outlines what I call the “Selig Doctrine” in his column yesterday with this quote about MLB ownership: “Bud was consolidating,” one high-ranking baseball official said. “He wanted people who wouldn’t rock the boat – people who owed him and would serve under his throne.” MLB is trying to wrestle control of […]

How Dale Murphy and Doc Gooden Created John Sterling

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

On the heels of my post about the 7 types of John Sterling calls, I came across this AP video from 2009 where John Sterling talks about his unique style of announcing. His now customary “it is high, it is far, it is gone” started during his Atlanta days when Dale Murphy hit a homerun […]

The Seven Types of John Sterling

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

John Sterling, whether you love or hate his shtick, always seems to get a reaction. New York Magazine did a profile on the “Seven Types of John Sterling” back in early April. They broke down the different types of calls when the Yankees hit one out of the ballpark. Here is a brief rundown of […]