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Thursday, May 12, 2005

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.

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  • This was definitely the email of the day.

    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.

  • Are Zambrano's days numbered? Logically, the Mets could not send Heilman out of the rotation when Ishii comes back, but the Mets are rarely known for logical decisions.

  • This has to be the best title of the day:

    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.

  • The Yankees five game winning streak is cute and all, but despite winning five in row, they are still 6-4 in their last ten and still seven games out. Boston is 8-2 in their last ten and 7-1 in their last eight and Baltimore keeps on winning and is 6-4 in their last ten. On top of that, the Yankees rotation is still very, very scary and the Red Sox still have Schilling and Wells on the DL and just got back a sharp looking Wade Miller. It's a long season, and it will still be a long season for the Yankees despite this streak.

    Blogger irishkeough said...

    I completely agree that radio announcers around the country are generally awful. I actually vomited in my car once while listening to the White Sox guys. Mets fans are really lucky to have Gary Cohen, and Bob Murphy before him.

    11:48 AM

    Blogger michael o. said...

    Some guys are just flat out bad. Seriously, there has to be better options, but these teams keep running horrible commentators out night after night.

    2:24 PM

    Blogger Righteous Yank said...

    And how could you forget the gem -- "Another A-Bomb for A-Rod". All the creativity of a 5th grade fan. What sickened me the most was listening to Sterling on WFAN after Murph died and claiming that he was his role model. Murph must have been spinning like a pinwheel in his grave.

    9:19 AM

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    youse are all just jealous because your radio announcer is as dry as a desert and the yankees just win all the time and you can't stand it

    9:32 AM

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You should all kill yourselves....Sterling is the reason the Yankees are on the radio in more states than you've been to. More people listen to Sterling on the radio than watch th game on television...but nice try haters....

    5:18 PM

    Blogger earlyout said...

    Whaaa whaa whaaa...bashing John Sterling....obiously products of the public school system...this generation of punks don't know what it is to be a man.....it is easier to stand on the sidelines and throw stones than to be in the parade....losers

    7:17 PM

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