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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
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   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. gef the talking mongoose, amorphous lefty blob 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!

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