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Friday, October 12, 2012

WaPo: Audio of Charlie Slowes & Dave Jaegler’s call of Jayson Werth’s walkoff homer

In the long history of great Charlie & Dave radio calls, this instantly has become the greatest.  Click through to listen.  I’ve replayed this maybe 25 times already.

Who wants to hear the audio of Charlie Slowes calling Jayson Werth’s walk-off home run on 106.7 The Fan during Game 4 Thursday night?

Trick question! Everybody does! And yes, Slowes called it. Precisely.

Esoteric Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:14 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:25 PM (#4266369)
goosebumps!
   2. Voodoo Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:29 PM (#4266374)
Not even a Nats fan, but ditto #1. I sure do love baseball!
   3. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq., LLC Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:30 PM (#4266376)
   4. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq., LLC Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:30 PM (#4266377)
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:32 PM (#4266380)
Wow, the crowd noise that comes through the broadcast after the crack of the bat is amazing ... and then it jumps another level once the ball leaves the yard.
   6. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:51 PM (#4266398)
I heard this on way back home on XM, and have to admit it was really hard to hear the call over the crowd, though the result was obvious.

kind of reminded me of the Dick Bank, 'Look at Mills, Look at Mills (whooaa, whoaaa!!!) call' during Billy Mills' gold medal run in the '64? Olympics.
   7. fra paolo Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:58 PM (#4266402)
UNBELIEVABLE!

I am so happy for Slowes, who (with his partner Jageler) needs national recognition as a truly great baseball broadcaster.
   8. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4266409)
He was great calling Bullets radio back in the 90's, too.
   9. Moloka'i Three-Finger Brown (Declino DeShields) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:18 PM (#4266422)
Charlie's an excitable announcer, so Slowesgasms are pretty common, but this one was awesome.
   10. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:34 PM (#4266438)
Saved.....will be good to replay in the winter.
   11. Bote Man Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4266464)
#6 Agreed. They have a mic in the booth pointing down to the seating bowl and a couple microphones scattered around home plate, I guess. The Jack of All Things needs to pot those down a bit so that we can actually hear the announcers. Not so low that it's deathly quiet like the Barves broadcasts, but it'd be nice to know why the crowd was so dad-burned excited.

Also, I seriously doubt that Charlie has any pipes left after that call last night.I think they should shut him down for the rest of the post-season.
   12. JoeHova Posted: October 12, 2012 at 05:11 PM (#4266484)
Love that Billy Mills call. Bank got benched for the rest of the Olympics though, I guess they didn't want people to get excited about the Olympics back then.
   13. depletion Posted: October 12, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4266599)
Was listening in the car on 1500 AM. Almost completely incomprehensible once the crowd noise hit. "it's...ly ba....A h...un.." Great stuff. What was the comment about a rainy day before the homerun was hit? Something about, "I remember one rainy day...". I guess Werth hit a similar homer before?
   14. depletion Posted: October 12, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4266628)
The radio clip was 50 times better than the video. I'm a Mets fan, but listening the radio last night was really exciting. Go Nats.
   15. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq., LLC Posted: October 12, 2012 at 06:30 PM (#4266632)
What was the comment about a rainy day before the homerun was hit? Something about, "I remember one rainy day...". I guess Werth hit a similar homer before?
On September 8 the Nats trailed 6-5 after 8½, and then there was a 2½ hour rain delay. Werth led off the ninth, and on a 3-2 pitch homered to tie the game (Nats won in 10).

It was a recent exciting Werth moment. Not surprising they'd mention it on the local broadcast.
   16. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4267205)
I listened to it in my car driving back to Boston. I'd never listened to the Nats' radio guys before. I was actually getting ready to be annoyed about the hokey "summoner" stuff, but then, well, it wasn't hokey. Pretty cool to hear guys who are actually excited rather than professionally excited.
   17. Esoteric Posted: October 13, 2012 at 01:37 AM (#4267713)
Well this is going to have to be my go-to memory of the Nats 2012 postseason now.... :-(
   18. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 AM (#4267839)
Yes, this will remain pretty great.

Nor sure there are many big moves for the Nats to make- if they keep Laroche they can't go after Hamilton or Bourn or something. I assume they will let Jackson go.
   19. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM (#4267854)
This will be a keeper.

I would like an audio version of Drew Storen being ripped apart and eaten by wolves, if anyone has this available.
   20. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4267866)
That's great stuff. I think that's a great example of an announcer obviously rooting for his team while not being an obnoxious homer about it. The crowd noise was insane.

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