Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Raissman: Yankees announcer John Sterling injects some truth into Alex Rodriguez saga

Sterling and Swingin’ Brass.

Baseball on the radio is relaxing. Exhibition baseball on the radio is sleep-inducing. Yet, to his credit, Sterling not only provided a wake-up call, he caused serious whiplash. Sterling was under no internal pressure to address this topic. There’s no doubt Yankee brass would rather Pa forget it— kind of like he does with balls and strikes.

...Ma wanted to get a word in. Smoke was coming out of her ears. We imagined we saw it on the radio. “Yes, John, but you’ve got to wonder what they (A-Rod, Francisco Cervelli and others) were doing there in the first place,” she said.

They went back and forth on this for a while. During the exchanges they never mentioned Rodriguez by name. They didn’t have to. You knew it was all about him. Their tone was drenched in disgust.

Waldman recounted a comment Mark Teixeira made at a recent charity event. “He said, ‘I want to talk baseball,’” Waldman said. “ ‘But every time a fan comes up to me all they want to talk about is steroids. I’m sick of it.’”

Now there was just resignation in their voices. “After the initial wave (of steroids revelations) hit they (MLB officials) thought they stopped it,” Sterling said. “But they didn’t stop it.”

They both agreed the chemists will always be a step ahead of the testers. “There will be problems down the road,” Sterling said. “In 10 years they will discover a drug called Festeris that will make everyone amazons.”

...Sterling provided evidence of this later in the radiocast. Reeling from his trip to the dark side, he looked for a bright light to shine on the Bronx.

“It’s always A-Rod. A-Rod, A-Rod, A-Rod,” Sterling said. “What if the Yankees are locked in a tight race halfway through the first half and can get two big players back — Alex Rodriguez and Michael Pineda. It would be like making a major trade.”

Repoz Posted: February 26, 2013 at 05:18 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. markj111 Posted: February 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM (#4376252)
How often does one see "truth" and "John Sterling" in the same sentence?
   2. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: February 26, 2013 at 10:48 AM (#4376256)
"The truth is, John Sterling is a useless waste of space."
   3. tfbg9 Posted: February 26, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4376306)
Remy and Orsillo suck, granted, no argument there.

But Baggy Pants and Susie take it to a whole 'nother level of bad. Its like they are secretly emulating the
Sherrif character in The Killer Inside Me, and deep down they are loving every minute of the horrible agony
they intentionally cause with their tired cliches, etc.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: February 26, 2013 at 03:46 PM (#4376503)
“In 10 years they will discover a drug called Festeris that will make everyone amazons.”

I'm desperately hoping JJ Abrams doesn't read Primer.
   5. Astro Logical Sign Stealer Posted: February 26, 2013 at 04:07 PM (#4376524)
A Festeris for the rest of us!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sebastian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRed Sox want to do away with 'racist' legacy of famed Yawkey Way
(86 - 2:32pm, Aug 19)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogAin't no WEEKEND OMNICHATTER until someone gets punched in the face, for August 19-20, 2017
(4 - 2:28pm, Aug 19)
Last: Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66)

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(1808 - 2:28pm, Aug 19)
Last: 2 dudes are better than STIGGLES; i'm both of em

NewsblogOTP 14 August 2014: The American Pastimes of Rock ’n’ Roll, Baseball and Poetry
(2518 - 2:27pm, Aug 19)
Last: simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose

NewsblogArthur: Buster Posey Has Quietly Become A Lock For Cooperstown
(34 - 2:22pm, Aug 19)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogMLB.com: O's/Angels hit 10 home runs; Manny caps it off with Walk-Off Grand Slam
(1 - 2:19pm, Aug 19)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogMLBTR: Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson
(1 - 2:06pm, Aug 19)
Last: TomH

NewsblogTwins Byron Buxton evolving as a hitter | MLB.com
(24 - 1:59pm, Aug 19)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogSkunk in the Outfield
(24 - 1:57pm, Aug 19)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogSummer Top-100 Prospects | FanGraphs Baseball
(24 - 1:41pm, Aug 19)
Last: Tim M

NewsblogOMNICHATTER eats punks like you for breakfast, for August 18, 2017
(123 - 1:33pm, Aug 19)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

Gonfalon CubsNow or Never
(93 - 12:19pm, Aug 19)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

Sox TherapyThe Gauntlet
(68 - 9:55am, Aug 19)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(150 - 9:54am, Aug 19)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-18-2017
(6 - 8:35am, Aug 19)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

Page rendered in 0.1821 seconds
47 querie(s) executed