Woof. And here I thought the Tiger’s Mario Impemba saying (after giving out trivia answer)...“I’m not quite sure who Pedro Ramos is.” was goofoid.
John Sterling is so condescendingly clever, never allowing adjustments for his baseless self-regard. Saturday, with Boston up, 6-0, he said the Red Sox are “halfway to a baker’s dozen.” They were up, 6 1/2 to nothing?
...Sterling took several stabs at it — deep blast by Mark Teixeira, foul ball not caught — before finally telling us that it was caught, game over. But even then, it turns out, he was outrageously dishonest.
The video showed the Twins’ Clete Thomas to have taken a few steps to his left before making a routine catch of a ball hit fairly deep to near-straightaway right. Sterling’s call:
“Swung on, and drilled to deep right field! That ball is gonna be [long pause] a foul ball. [Long pause] Whoa. [Pause]. Oh, no, excuse me. Down in the corner it was caught. I thought it was going to be foul, but Clete Thomas went over and made the catch in the corner.”
That’s how he left it with a helpless, hopeless radio audience. Sterling, made it up; he lied. He alibied his inability to accurately call — or even come close — the final out in a one-run game because the catch was made out of sight, in the corner. Then left it at that. He didn’t even bother to fabricate whether it was caught fair or foul.
Twenty-two years of this garbage, 22 years of tuning to Yankees games forced to rely on a guy who doesn’t know what’s going on and hardly cares. He’d rather holler his asinine nicknames and so-often-wrong “signature” calls so the fools at “SportsCenter” can reward him with a sound bite and a credit.
Posted: April 23, 2012 at 04:09 PM | 58 comment(s)
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