John Sterling is a Hack
The-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e Yankees win! The-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e Yankees win!
If you have the unfortunate luck to sit by a Yankee fan at work who listens to the sad and dull commentary of John Sterling, you probably heard that yesterday. You would have probably also heard the term "Bam-Tino" shouted out as Tino went deep.
I simply have never heard such a hack before. The stupid "The-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e Yankees win" crap probably started after big victories or exciting victories. However, it has now become something done after every win, as it was yesterday. On a day in which your $44 million dollar investment got bashed to bring his BAA up to .316, his WHIP up to 1.56, his ERA up to 4.80, and giving up his tenth homer in eight games, you would think the mood would be more somber. After all, the Yankees had the game locked up after the fifth, so exciting was not the word for this game. Sterling continually uses his stupid catch phrase even if they are beating up on a 100 loss team and have the division locked up at the end of the season.
As far as his "Bam-Tino" thing, that may be more annoying. What kind of hack is uses that type of corny shit? I could not begin to imagine a seasoned veteran like Gary Cohen using such things. What is more disturbing, when Sterling does guest appearances on WFAN, people basically give fellatio on the phone because it is such and "honor" to speak with a hack who uses catch phrases like he is calling highlights on Sports Center. Sterling needs to know when to use his excited voice and a blasé, oh look, the Yankees hit another homerun to be up on the Royals 10-2 voice, which I do not think exists at this point. He needs to save his shitty "The-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e Yankees win" for a game that actually has some excitement in it. I have not heard many announcers around the league. The few that I've heard on MLB Game Day Audio or XM Satellite Radio are bad, but John Sterling has the dubious distinction for being far and away the biggest hack and worst announcer.
While Heath bell was pitching to Derrek Lee, Fran Healy said:
"What a match up this is: Derek Bell vs. Derrek Lee"
And on a side note... In the 2nd inning, Victor Zambrano hit a batter, threw a wild pitch, walked the pitcher, and balked. THAT WAS ALL IN ONE INNING. That's just unbelievable and it's hard to believe that it's ever happened before.
Erickson on hot seat?
The guy has a 7.26 and has not done well since the 90's, so yeah. I do think it is safe to say he is on the hot seat.